Have been getting ready to make either a straight cider or a graff and low and behold I notice at the store last night that there is a good deal on TreeTop. The only problem (as it where) is that there are too may varieties to choose from. Subtracting all the ones with additives I am left with three:
Straight TreeTop 100%: No idea what apples are used in this, but I have seen people saying that they have used this with good results so I assume it is a safe bet.
Three apple blend: This is a blend of Granny Smith and Red and Golden Delicious. This interested me because there would presumably be a tarter taste (which I understand it desirable).
TreeTop "Cider" (emphasis mine): Again no information I can find on what apples are in this or what makes it cider rather than juice. It is clean/filtered but darker than the other TreeTop juices but color is so easily manipulated commercially I don't trust that to mean anything. This could either be purely marketing (my guess) or it could refer to tarter early season apples (one of the few distinctions I have been able to find between 'cider' and 'juice') or a different blend to approximate it.
I don't have the budget to buy all of these and taste test them so I was wondering if anyone had used any or all of these and could proffer an opinion.
Or I may just be over thinking it