New Categories Are A Hit With Marmalade Enthusiasts!
As the Competition Opens, Everyone is Talking About The ‘New for 2022’
The World’s Original Marmalade Awards is entering its seventeenth year in style by celebrating the best Britain has to offer. There are quirky categories and a step forward with the Next Generation led by last year’s youngest ever winner.
Part of the Awards’ popularity is that every year there is a new category for the entrants to sink their teeth into and in 2022 there are two new categories available.
Rathbones’ Next Generation
Following on from the incredible success of the First Timers’ Rathbones are supporting wanting to encourage the Next Generation. Nine-year-old Flora Rider claimed the ‘Best in Show’ for her Seville Orange and Orange Blossom Marmalade and leads the way. The founder of the Awards, Jane Hasell-McCosh, is a firm believer that the skill of making marmalade should be passed from generation to generation. Not only is it delicious to eat but it also creates bonds and connects lasting memories with those you cherish. When entering this category, competitors are encouraged to add a label to their jar saying why their recipe and ingredients matters to them. It could be because their grandmother used to make it or it could be a new recipe developed whilst combatting the lockdown blues. The organisers love to hear the stories behind the jars and this is a great way to help spread some marmalade magic.
The Triple Peel
Croquet is a quintessentially British sport, played for centuries on people’s gardens around the country. The most skillful move is to hit the ball through three hoops, named a triple peel. So the organisers are calling all croquet players to see if they can hit the ultimate triple peel with a three-fruit marmalade. Whilst this has been created in recognition of a British past-time, international entrants are encouraged to enter as their different variety of fruit available could see their jar roll into the top spot.
A firm favourite for the Awards has always been the Campanologists’ Marmalade. Bell ringers are well known for their beautiful melodies and now for their marmalade. To help kick-start this year’s competition a group of bell ringers rang a Quarter Peel at St John The Baptist Church in Clowne, Derbyshire. This unnamed peel is now called Marmalade Delight Minor in honour of the Awards. It seems that the bells really are ringing out for marmalade.
The Rathbones Next Generation category and The Triple Peel is part of the Homemade Marmalade Awards, which raise money for Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. The results will be announced on Saturday 14th May 2022, as part of the The World’s Original Marmalade Festival.
The Awards take place with the generous support of Fortnum & Mason, Rathbones, Thursday Cottage and Lycetts.
To find out more about the Awards, visit www.marmaladeawards.com