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The Marmalade Awards Winner 2022

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival

NEWCASTLE NATIVE MIKE RANSON IS OUR WINNER!

IT'S TIME... TO FACE... THE MARMALADE!

At Fortnum's you may know that we like to spread joy, but we're also fond of spreading marmalade as well. It bring us so much joy that we stock 42 jars of artisinal varieties by producers far and wide, more than anyone else in the world. You can imagine that with so many to choose from, settling on a favourite at breakfast can be rather time-consuming. 

 

Every year, we are proud to be a sponsor of The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival – an annual event where marmalade enthusiasts battle it out to be crowned the creators of the best marmalade in the world. More specifically, we sponsor the “Homemade” category, which calls on marmalade makers - from well practised to complete novices - to create their own marmalade and enter the competition..

 

Selected from over 3,000 entries from all over the world, this year’s winner is Newcastle native Mike Ranson and his Seville Orange & Cider Marmalade with Calvados. This joyous jar features Seville Oranges that boast a delightfully fresh zing, whilst the cider adds an addictive tang. The Calvados warms the palate and the complex tasting notes will leave you with an oaky and rich caramel flavour on the finish. Finely cut and light in colour, Mike's marmalade pairs perfectly with breakfast pastries or dolloped atop fresh yoghurt.

 

As prize-winner, Mike's homemade marmalade will be be commercially produced and exclusively sold at Fortnum & Mason and Dalemain throughout the year, with 50p from each jar going to Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland.

At Fortnum's, you may know that we like to spread joy, but we also like to spread marmalade as well. It brings us so much joy that we stock 42 jars of artisanal varieties by producers far and wide, more than anyone else in the world. You can imagine that with so many to choose from, settling on a favourite at breakfast can be rather time-consuming. 

 

Every year, we are proud to be a sponsor of the Artisan & Homemade Marmalade Awards – an annual event where marmalade enthusiasts battle it out to be crowned the creators of the best marmalade in the world.

 

Last year’s winner was ten-year-old Flora Rider’s Seville Orange & Orange Blossom Marmalade, from the Isle of Wight. Described by Flora as a 'little pot of sunshine', this joyous jar is bursting with fresh citrus notes and a bright, honey-like flavour. The Seville oranges harmonise with subtle hints of orange blossom water to create a delicately floral spread. Finely cut and light in colour, Flora’s marmalade pairs perfectly with breakfast pastries or dolloped atop fresh yoghurt.

Discover the Winning Marmalade

Fortnum’s are proud sponsors of the annual Dalemain Marmalade Awards, and more specifically, the “Homemade” category. The Homemade category called on marmalade makers - from well-practiced to complete novices - to create their own marmalade and enter the competition. 

 

This year, entries were dropped off by 5pm Friday 11th February 2022 at our Lower Ground Food Halls in Piccadilly, at our St Pancras and Royal Exchange outposts and at our K11 MUSEA store in Hong Kong. They were also sent directly to Dalemain during the same time period.

 

Last year, we had to forego the handsome country mansion of Dalemain in favour of a digital awards ceremony. This year, however, the awards returned to Dalemain, where the winner was announced on Saturday 14th May 2022 and the jar hit our shelves for all to buy on the same day. 50p of each jar sold will go to the hospice charity. Oh, and entrants will also receive a free jar of Burlington Breakfast Marmalade.

 

So what are you waiting for? Brighten up your breakfasts with Mike's winning jar.

 

Fortnum’s are proud sponsors of the annual Dalemain Marmalade Awards, and more specifically, the “Homemade” category. The Homemade category called on marmalade makers - from well-practiced to complete novices - to create their own marmalade and enter the competition. The winning jar is reproduced and stocked by yours truly, Fortnum’s.

 

This year, entries were dropped off by 5pm Friday 11th February 2022 at our Lower Ground Food Halls in Piccadilly, at our St Pancras and Royal Exchange outposts and at our K11 MUSEA store in Hong Kong. They were also sent directly to Dalemain during the same time period.

 

Last year, we had to forego the handsome country mansion of Dalemain in favour of a digital awards ceremony. This year, however, the awards will return to Dalemain, where the winner will be announced on Saturday 14th May 2022 and the jar will hit our shelves for all to buy on the same day. 50p of each jar sold will go to the hospice charity. Oh, and entrants will also receive a free jar of Burlington Breakfast Marmalade.

 

Entrants can be from anywhere in the world - as long as they can send their jar of the homemade preserve to Dalemain directly or drop it off at Fortnum’s.

 

In exchange for every entry at Fortnum’s, makers receive a jar of our marmalade to take home. Entries can be dropped off until 5th February 2021 at our Lower Ground Food Halls in Piccadilly, and for the first time ever, at our K11 MUSEA store in Hong Kong (until 24th January 2021). Entries can also be sent directly to Dalemain during the same time period. Remember to fill in your entry form and include your £10 entry fee (per jar).