Paradise Cakes & Preserves Once Again Wins Gold in Global Competition

Preserves producers Joanne Anson, Paradise Preserves have (once again) found success at the Artisan Marmalade Awards, receiving a Gold Award for their Lime & Gin marmalade, and Silver Awards for their Seville Orange & Whiskey and Rangpur Lime Marmalades, making their jars some of the best in the world!

A firm favourite, this preserve is particularly loved for its pure taste and texture, and clearly the judges agreed! They were very impressed with the marmalade’s appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.

Despite the pandemic and global shipping issues, the Marmalade Awards received a record-breaking number of entries this year, with over 3000 jars from more than 30 countries worldwide including Japan, Canada, Australia, Czech Republic, USA and Lebanon. The Artisan jars are judged by an expert panel including food writer Dan Lepard, Fortnum & Mason Grocery Buyer Sarah Metcalf, and David Atherton food writer and winner of The Great British Baked Off 2019 and the accolade that has been awarded denotes a marmalade of exceptional quality.

Founder of the Awards Jane Hasell-McCosh said:

‘We are delighted to have received so many champion quality preserves again this year. Small businesses have been hit incredibly hard by the pandemic, but I think it has made people realise how vital good, local food is, and I hope that Paradise Preserves will have huge success with their marmalade both locally and further afield. The quality of artisan marmalade has never been higher and I am so proud of our Award winners this year.’

This year the Artisan entrants had a whole weekend to celebrate their achievements with a Workshop for Gold winners and Presentation Ceremony on Saturday 26th March. Sunday was Dalemain National Marmalade Week. Church bells rang the ‘Marmalade Delight Minor’ and Dalemain’s Medieval Hall was transformed into a Marmalade Shop, with marmalades from Taiwan, Zambia, Portugal and the UK available to taste and buy.

Owner and artisan marmalade maker Joanne Anson says:

We are so pleased to have won these awards against such strong competition from all over the world. We have been making our marmalade for over 10 years and have always thought that it is some of the best marmalade we’ve ever tasted, so it’s nice to have the Award to prove it!’

As well as being available online at www.paradisecakes.co.nz  The Paradise Cake company’s award winning marmalade can also be purchased in Russell, Northland, New Zealand at The Bakery and Wood 2 Water.

For the full list of Artisan Marmalade Awards, visit: https://www.dalemain.com/marmalade-awards/2022-award-winners/

The Awards are sponsored by Fortnum & Mason and Rathbones and are proud to raise money for palliative care around the world. This year’s key beneficiary is once again Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland, and to date the Awards have raised over £270,000 for palliative care around the world. For more information about the Marmalade Awards visit www.marmaladeawards.com