Warning Jeremy Clarkson’s cider might EXPLODE: Ex-Top Gear host’s brand Hawkstone issues urgent recall and ‘do not drink’ alert
- Food and drink safety watchdogs recalled the cider also known as ‘Kaleb’s cider’
- The effected batches have L3160 printed on the bottle cap
Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone cider has been urgently recalled because the glass bottles could explode.
Health chiefs have warned drinkers to ‘dispose of it immediately underwater wearing thick gloves and protective eyewear’.
Hawkstone cider, launched in 2021 by Jeremy Clarkson and the Cotswold Brew, was given a ‘do not drink’ label by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The over-fermentation of batch L3160 caused the reported explosions – customers with this code printed on the bottle cap can get a refund.
The cider is known locally as ‘Kaleb’s cider’ – named after Clarkson’s Farm star and right-hand-man Kaleb Cooper.
Jeremy Clarkson’s Hawkstone cider has been urgently recalled because the glass bottles could explode
The cider is known locally as ‘Kaleb’s cider’ – named after Clarkson’s Farm star and right-hand-man Kaleb Cooper
The FSA, which published the alert, issues recalls when problems are spotted with food and drinks, meaning it should not be sold.
It warned that ‘there is a risk that glass bottles may explode which may cause injury’.
‘Do not drink it as the bottle may explode. Please contact Hawkstone on [email protected] for a refund and replacement.
‘Please avoid unnecessary handling of the product and do not return it to the store, instead, safely dispose of the product’, the FSA added.
Hawkstone is recalling the product and notices will be put up in stores explaining what customers can do if they have bought it.
Health chiefs did not immediately say which stores sell the beverage, but the former Top Gear host sells the cider at his Diddly Squat farm shop.
Clarkson, who opened the Cotswolds-based farm shop in 2020, initially sounded the alarm on social media with their Hawkstone ciders over the weekend before releasing an official notice through the FSA
The over-fermentation of batch L3160 caused the reported explosions – customers with this code printed on the bottle cap can get a refund
The Diddly Squat Farm social media page said that the bottles were exploding due to ‘over fermenting’. Pictured: Diddly Squat Farm Shop
Clarkson, who opened the Cotswolds-based farm shop in 2020, initially sounded the alarm after a ‘massive cock up’ with their Hawkstone ciders over the weekend.
Issuing the panicked alert, the 63-year-old tweeted: ‘F*** F*** F*** F*** F*** F***. There’s been a massive cock up and as a result, there’s a very slim chance, some of our Hawkstone CIDER bottles might, there’s no easy way of saying this, explode.’
The Grand Tour presenter, spotted at Silverstone and Wimbledon recently, added: ‘If the cap has the code L3160, open it underwater, pour it away and get in touch for a refund. [email protected].
‘Really sorry about this but on the upside, the beer is fine and still delicious. As is the cider, in bottles that are unaffected. Which is almost all of them.’
Hawkstone also warned customers to be careful of the dodgy batch, urging the public to take the ‘utmost care’ when handling the glass bottles.
They explained that the cider had become over-carbonated ‘because of the active champagne yeast which can either cause leaking or breakage’.
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