Radnor Preserves tastes sweet success thanks to winning another golden hat-trick of prestigious food awards
Radnor Preserves based in mid-Wales, Powys, has scooped three more Gold Awards in the 13th World’s Original Marmalade Awards.
Radnor Preserves won three of the marmalade world’s most prestigious accolades for its Bara Brith Marmalade with Welsh Rum, its Lime & Laver Marmalade and Smoky Bourbon Marmalade all of which scored high marks for their appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
Inspired by Wales theme for 2018 “Year of the Sea”, Radnor Preserves has created some amazing new flavours that combine the traditional Welsh staples of Bara Brith and Laverbread with innovative spiced seaweed rum from the Pembrokeshire Beach Company and smoked sea salt from Halen Môn.
Radnor Preserves said they were delighted to win the awards: “We wanted to celebrate the ties between ‘Cymru’ and ‘Cumbria’ which both stem from the ancient Brittonic word meaning ‘fellow compatriots’. The celtic kingdoms of Rheged (old Cumbria) and Powys once shared a border during the days of King Arthur. Having won gold medals for our marmalade at the Cumbrian festival since 2013, we wanted to mark the occasion with these exciting new flavours. Scotland may lay claim to inventing marmalade, but we make some exceptional marmalade here in Wales too!”
The Awards Festival, now a landmark international event, took place at Dalemain Mansions in Cumbria over the weekend of 16-17 March 2018 in conjunction with the Rheged Centre and Penrith goes Orange. It aims to encourage people to try, buy or make marmalade. Jane Hasell-McCosh, founder of the Awards, said: “It has been wonderful to see how people’s love of marmalade has created a passionate community all around the world. It has been a great honour and joy to welcome so many marmalade makers to my home in Cumbria in celebration of such a well loved preserve, and great fun to see the team at ‘Penrith Goes Orange’ taking the festival to another level with such an innovative and exciting family day out. The results of this year’s Marmalade Awards in Cumbria prove that far from going out of fashion, quality marmalade is loved not only in Britain but around the world.” Jane continued “Congratulations to Radnor Preserves on their awards. It is one of a growing army of small artisan producers preserving one of our great British traditions.”
Over 3,000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia, Japan, USA and South Korea, were sent by both artisan producers and amateur makers, for judging by a prestigious panel of marmalade experts. Dalemain roundels denote marmalade of exemplary quality. The Guests of Honour at the festival were Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary of Japan and the Deputy High Commissioner to India Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik.
The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival boasts the sponsorship backing of some of the most famous names in marmalade – Paddington, Fortnum & Mason, Thursday Cottage and Partridges. To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival has raised over £220,000 for charity. The event’s 2018 charity beneficiaries are Hospice at Home and Marie Curie in Scotland.
For more information please visit: www.radnorpreserves.com