‘Man Made’ Marmalade Takes Gold Crown at The World Marmalade Festival

Press Release-16/05/2022   The Dalemain Marmalade Festival is the culmination of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, with winners of the hotly contested homemade marmalade categories announced and the ‘Best In Show’ awarded. The 2022 Best in Show was won by Mike Ranson from Newcastle, with his Seville Orange Marmalade with Cider and Calvados. Over 3,000 [...]

Speech by Jane Hasell-McCosh to the people of Yawatahama

A translation of the speech given by Mrs Jane Hasell-McCosh to the people of Yawatahama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (scroll to the end to see the original text in English). We would like to thank the Japanese Marmalade Association's Tomoko Alderton for kindly providing this Japanese translation. ― 祝辞(SPEECH)― ⼤城市⻑とご来賓の皆様、私は遠いイギリスにいますが、本⽇の式典にご⼀緒し、受賞者の皆様にお祝いを伝えることができてうれしく思います。 ダルメイン世界マーマレードアワード&フェスティバル⽇本⼤会は、ますますレベルアップし、2022年は⾮常にレベルの⾼いマーマレードが多数エントリーされ、難しい選考審査になりました。 この過去 2 年は容易なものではありませんでした。今⽇ここにいる誰もがなんらかの形でコロナ禍のあおりを受けたと思います。世界中が影響を受けています。しかし、この困難は⼈々を結びつける⼒にもなりました。世界中で開催されるこのマーマレード⼤会も例外ではありません。 皆さんも、この困難に負けず⼤会を開催されましたね。私は問題に直⾯した時、常に解決策があると信じています。コロナ禍に⼤会を可能にした唯⼀の解決策は、ボランティア精神とたゆまぬ努⼒で⼈々が協⼒したことでした。これらのマーマレード⼤会の基本⽅針が皆様によって実証されたのです。 この2年間、⼋幡浜市役所とマーマレード協会は⼤会運営を⽀援し、⽇本全国の⼈々がマーマレードを作り続けています。審査は優秀な審査員によって東京と⼋幡浜で実施されました。遠距離で⼤変な作業でしたが新宅さんと多くのボランティアによって、厳正な審査結果を得ることができました。 [...]

2022-04-26T17:28:41+01:00April 23rd, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

A Day of Artisan Marmalade Expertise & Creativity

Over the last 17 years the World Marmalade Awards has grown to encompass not just homemade citrus preserves but to embrace small producers around the world who impress the judges with their techniques and imagination. So starting in 2021 we decided to separate the awards presentation events so that both the homemade entrants and the [...]

Dalemain National Marmalade Day

Join us on Sunday 27th March from 10.30am-4.00pm as we celebrate and host Dalemain National Marmalade Day! In the morning, listen out for church bells across the country as they ring the 'Marmalade Delight Minor', a special peal in honour of the World's Original Marmalade Awards. There will be a variety of British and international [...]

2022-03-14T16:01:13+00:00March 4th, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

The 2022 Marmalade Awards are now Closed!

Entries for The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2022 have now closed as marmalade flooded in to the halls of Dalemain Mansion. We have received 3,000 entries from preserve lovers around the world including Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan to name a few. Most of the whole world is gripped with marmalade fever encouraged by [...]

2022-02-21T10:55:52+00:00February 21st, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

The Marmalade Competition is OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Marmalade Awards are now open! This year the competition got off to an amazing start with bells ringing out for marmalade. A team of bell ringers rang a Quarter Peal and named it: Marmalade Delight Minor, in honour of the Awards. This musical melody was rung at [...]

2022-01-11T15:28:35+00:00January 11th, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

The Marmalade Awards and Festival Returns for 2022

The Marmalade Awards are back for 2022! We are delighted to be back for another year and we have some important dates for your diaries: 4th January 2022-The competition opens, we look forward to receiving your marmalades! 11th February 2022-The competition closes 14th May 2022-The Homemade Marmalade Awards and Festival! We are delighted to be [...]

2021-10-29T11:19:29+01:00October 29th, 2021|Marmalade Awards News|

2021 Marmalade Results Announced – and 9 year old Flora wins!

At just nine years old, Flora Rider has triumphed over thousands of entries in the 2021 Homemade Marmalade Awards, receiving the Best-in-Show Award for her Seville Orange and Orange Blossom Marmalade. She beat entries from over 30 countries around the world, including Canada, Australia, Japan, Kuwait and Brazil, all from her family home on the [...]

2021-06-20T15:25:31+01:00June 20th, 2021|Marmalade Awards News|

2021 Award winners announced Sunday 20th June!

We are announcing the 2021 Award winners on Sunday 20th June as part of the Dalemain Plant Fair. The wait is nearly over to find out who will be the winner! The Awards and Festival were delayed this year as a result of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, and instead of being announced in [...]

2021-06-15T17:56:09+01:00June 15th, 2021|Marmalade Awards News|

Winners of the Homemade Japanese Marmalade Awards

We were delighted to announce that the Dalemain World Marmalade Awards in Japan took place this May, despite lockdown restrictions. The wonderful judges gathered in both Tokyo and Yawatahama, and with help from Jane Hasell-McCosh and Dan Lepard in the UK, they selected the 2021 winners. It is a wonderful range of marmalades, exquisite tasting [...]

2021-06-01T17:11:02+01:00June 1st, 2021|Marmalade Awards News|

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