Irish preserves company wins gold at ‘marmalade Olympics’

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    Tom and Laura Sinnott with Robbie and Lila at their home. PHOTO: Supplied
    Tom and Laura Sinnott with Robbie and Lila at their home. PHOTO: Supplied

    Need some good news during the lockdown?

    A small family business in New Ross, Co. Wexford, Wexford Home Preserves, have won the gold in the 2020 World Marmalade Awards, a.k.a. the “marmalade Olympics” for their Handmade Ave Maria Seville Orange Marmalade! On top of that the business also made a donation to New Ross Meals on Wheels to celebrate.

    “We have been striving for Gold in the World Marmalade Awards for the past five years,” Laura Sinnott, from Wexford Home Preserves, said. “This is our Olympics. (This is) where the absolute best marmalade makers are judged by the best experts in the marmalade making world. So for us this is a true success and an honour. We are so greatful to our dedicated team here and to our customers.”

    Even though they were due to travel to Penrith, Cubria, a scenic area in the North of England, the weekend to be presented with their award, Laura and Tom made the painful, but responsible decision to rather stay home due to the coronavirus crisis.

    “We are, of course, sorry we couldn’t go to theawards presentation in the UK but we know we all need to work together now to keep our loved ones safe and we will make it our business to celebrate in brighter times.”

    The prestigious Dalemain World Marmalade Awards received 3,000 entries this year from 42 countries including Senegal, Kuwait, Argentina and Australia.

    According to the organisers, “the quality of entries has never been higher and the winners are to be hugely congratulated for their skill, talent and inventiveness”.

    Apart from their gold award, Wexford Home Preserves also won other awards:

    World Marmalade Awards – Silver Awards

    • Wexford Home Preserves Dunnes Simply Better Limited Edition Seville Orange Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves Dunnes Simply Better Three Fruit Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves No Added Sugar Orange Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves No Added Sugar Three Fruit Marmalade

    World Marmalade Awards – Bronze Awards

    • Wexford Home Preserves Sicilian Lemon Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves Wexford Home Preserves Organic Sweet Orange Marmalade

    World Marmalade Awards – Artisan Award Winners – Bronze Awards

    • Wexford Home Preserves Handmade Three Fruit Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves Handmade Orange Marmalade

    World Marmalade Awards – Commended

    • Wexford Home Preserves Wexford Home Preserves Organic Sicilian Lemon Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves Irish Whiskey Marmalade
    • Wexford Home Preserves Handmade Ave Maria Orange Marmalade

    For more information about Wexford Home Preserves, click here.

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