Judges at this year’s World Marmalade Awards have praised three preserves by New Forest Marque member Ewelina’s Home Pantry.
Ewelina’s Lemon & Rosemary Marmalade received a prestigious Silver Roundel Award, while two others, Sweet Orange & Spicy Chai Tea and Lemon & Green Tea, were highly recommended.
The judges agreed that the Lemon & Rosemary Marmalade was excellent, particularly its taste. They were very impressed with the marmalade’s appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
Each year thousands of marmalades from more than 30 countries are entered into The Dalemain World Marmalade Awards, which are staged in Cumbria. This year, the marmalades were judged by an expert panel including food writer Dan Lepard, Fortnum & Mason, Grocery Buyer Holly Warren, and food historian Ivan Day.
Ewelina said: ‘Creating new flavour compositions is my passion, which is why I was so pleased with this year’s award. It is a great honour for me because the level of this competition is very high and my products competed with the best products from around the world. We have been making marmalade for two years so it is great to have this award to cement our view that we make such a delicious product.’
Ewelina is passionate about sourcing fruit and vegetables from local producers and suppliers, and she does not use flavour enhancers, thickeners or preservatives in production, making for wonderful preserves which are not only tasty, but also nutritious.
Founder of the World Marmalade Awards, Jane Hasell-McCosh said: ‘Artisan makers are so valuable to our marmalade community and the variation and creativity of the entrants this year has been notable. So often those who win an award in this category go on to develop their business further which we at Dalemain are delighted to support. I hope that Ewelina’s Home Pantry will have great success with their marmalade both locally and further afield.’
You can buy Ewelina’s Home Pantry preserves online or in a range of shops across the New Forest including Everton Nurseries, Pilley Community Shop and Minstead Community Shop. They also feature as an accompaniment to local cheeses in The Box of Cheese delivery service.