Northampton marmalade maker celebrates success after winning award in global competition
A Northampton preserves company is toasting their success after receiving the bronze food award at the 12th World's Original Marmalade AwardsÂ in Cumbria.
Friars Farm of Delapre impressed judges with the appearance of their marmalade as well as the colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
Organisers say Cumbria was "delighted" to welcome marmalade makers from as far afield as Lebanon and Columbia for the Marmalade Awards and Festival, which took place on 18 and 19 March.
Owners Steve Reid and Rachel Cooper said they were proud to win the award.
He said: “This is a golden award for us in more ways than one.
"We are so pleased to have won this award against such strong competition from all over the world.
"We’ve got our preserve pans at the ready to make lots more jars so please come and try it at Pargiters Butchers, The Good Loaf and Grays in Roade."
The Artisan judges for 2017 were made up of a panel of food industry experts, including Sam Rosen-Nash from Fortnum & Mason and Dan Lepard, food writer and baking guru.
The guest of honour at the festival was the Japanese Ambassador, who was delighted to attend and taste the many Japanese entries ahead of plans for a Dalemain sister festival of Marmalade in Japan.