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Tiptree Black Currant Preserve, 12 Ounce Jar
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- Tiptree has been growing fruit & making preserves since 1885 in Essex County, England. We grow a wide range of traditional fruits on the farm right next to our factory, producing some of the highest quality preserves & marmalades the world has tasted.
- We use traditional techniques including cooking the fruit in small batches using copper pans to make the highest consistent quality – each batch produces only 150 jars of product.
- Easy to spread, enjoy this preserve on toast, biscuits, muffins, pastries or even as a cake filling.Kosher
- Gluten free, made in a nut free factory, suitable for vegetarians.
- Pairs well with Spicy Blue Cheese, Feta, Aged Parmesean, Sharp Cheddar
- Visit our store to see all 49 Tiptree varieties
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Tiptree has been growing fruit & making preserves since 1885 in Essex County, England. We grow a wide range of traditional fruits on the farm right next to our factory, producing some of the highest quality preserves & marmalades the world has tasted.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 2.6 x 2.6 x 4.1 inches; 12 Ounces
- Item model number : 140913
- UPC : 043647010018
- Manufacturer : Brands of Britain
- ASIN : B00DYQ3Z5E
- Country of Origin : USA
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- Best Sellers Rank: #596 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Most "American" orange marmalades are all wrong. They use sweet oranges and taste like jellified orange juice. Uh . . . no. A proper orange marmalade is made from bitter oranges - particularly Seville oranges. And preferably it includes chopped pieces of the orange peel. Good marmalades are typically distinguished by the volume and size of these pieces: Fine Cut, Medium Cut, or Thick Cut. I like all types or marmalades, but typically prefer medium cut.
Now, I have found some pretty good marmalades from the US and Canada. My personal favorites are Trader Joe's Seville Orange Marmalade (which you can buy here at Amazon or at about 1/4 the price directly from TJ), followed by - believe it or not - Safeway Select Seville Orange Marmalade which AFAIK is the best bang for the buck you can find. They are both real good, and for most folks should probably be all you would ever want.
But I'm a marmaholic. I want more.
Great Britain is the Land of Orange Marmalade. And there are a few brands imported from England which you might find on your grocer shelf here in the states. The most common ones I see are Dundees (which IMO is not very good), Mackays (maybe even a little worse), and Roses (probably best of this lot). Now I am not saying that these brands are bad, they are just . . . meh. There are so much better options - including the ones from TJ and Safeway that I mentioned above.
To go beyond that, you generally have to resort to specialty food markets and the Internet . . . like Amazon! Here you will find some very good British orange marmalades. Duerrs. Frank Cooper. Robertsons (their Golden Shred is especially nice for a thin cut marmalade). All of these represent a step up from the options mentioned above, IMO.
Then there is Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Marmalades. IMO, these are the best of this breed of imported marmalades, across the board. Their Crystal Marmalade is an excellent fine cut marmalade. Likewise the Tawny Marmalade for a thick cut marmalade - which I believe is a best seller here at Amazon. But the Tiptree Orange - a medium cut marmalade - is my favorite of the lot. The consistency of the jelly is something I have not found in any other marmalade available in the states. Almost perfect. The size, color, consistency, and volume of orange peel are also almost perfect. And again not matched by any other marmalade that I know of which is available in the states.
If I was going to give one jar to someone who had never tried orange marmalade before, this would probably be it.
Now mind you, this is NOT my favorite orange marmalade in the world. My favorites are all private label marmalades for Fortnum & Mason, an upscale market in London and the royal grocer for more than 150 years. However, AFAIK no one in America carries their marmalades. You used to have to travel to London (which I have done a few times) but in the past few years they have exported to the US with a very hefty shipping charge (I have ordered directly from them this way). And I am guessing that you have to have a real passion for marmalade and have eaten a lot of it from a lot of different brands over the years before you would find any significant difference between the Fortnum & Mason marmalades and this Tiptree Orange marmalade here from Wilkin & Sons.
Bottom line, if you are looking for a top drawer orange marmalade, and assuming that you are not nearly as obsessed with marmalade as I am, then you can end your search right here. This is the real deal.
This preserve is incredibly wholesome (absent of preservatives and unnecessary ingredients) and quite delicious. Tiptree makes their products in small batches of 150 jars, which allows a tighter control of quality and taste.
Can’t eat open jars of food. It’s a health risk. Can’t return it get a refund from Amazon either. What to do?
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I prefer a fine to medium shred ( orange peel ratio), so Wilkin and Sons Triptree qualified.
The price for a jar is in the low range compared to other brands. Who doesn't like a bargain?
For me, things went south from here because of the flavor profile. Flavor 1...overwhelmingly SWEET!
Whew, it was like a blast of pure glycerin, sweet, sweet, sweet, but without any real flavor.
Flavor 2....the sweet rolled into a complete lingering bitter. This flavor coats the mouth and stays put even after tea or coffee. All Marmgourmands search for that hit of bitter, but this seems beyond even the Seville real deal. To me it became a negative too much!
Where, you ask, is the orange?
Flavor 3.....I did not find a natural, clean, orange taste in the jelly at all! The sole orange note was in the shred ( rind slivers) which seemed to have been candied. Some might like candied orange peel; I found it gave an extra chewy texture to those bites.
Everyone has an idea of what the perfect marmalade must be. This brand is not mine. A good price is only a bargain if you eat the whole jar. The "Mikey" in me feels like I should get at least a few hours taken off of Purgatory for having eaten so much of this marmalade in the spirit of fairness and exploration!
Tomorrow I open a reserve jar of Chivers!
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