Proudly members’ success at World Marmalade Awards

Yes, there really is such a thing as the World Marmalade Awards! These quirky awards were founded in 2005 with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade.

Judged by an esteemed panel, the Awards put marmalade makers on the map, and winners can display their ‘Gold’ ‘Silver’ or ‘Bronze’ Award roundel on their jars, so declaring their marmalade one of the best quality preserves in the world.

This year’s event, which was held on March 17th, attracted more than 2,700 entries from 30 different countries. And among the exceedingly proud winners were three Proudly Norfolk producers!

The Garden Pantry, from Spooner Row near Wymondham, won a well-deserved bronze award for their pear and lemon marmalade.

Season’s Bounty, from Loddon, boosted its tally to a total of 27 medals from the World Marmalade Awards by securing three more medals, gold for its grapefruit and stem ginger and two silvers – for its Seville and cranberry and Prasto’s marmalade (with the delicious inclusion of local dark ale).

Happisburgh-based Ollands Farm Foods won two gold awards for its Seville and whisky marmalade and its single malt marmalade; Ollands’ King Harry marmalade and Norfolk saffron marmalade also secured two bronze awards. You may be interested to learn that both the Norfolk saffron marmalade and King Harry marmalade are produced with ingredients from the company Norfolk Saffron, which is also based on the north Norfolk coast. Incredibly, it is the fourth-year running that Ollands Farm Foods has scooped an award at the international competition!

Congratulations to all three world-class producers – Proudly Norfolk indeed!