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Yorks marmalade makers are a cut above
MARMALADE makers from near York have triumphed at the world awards - by adding alcohol to their recipes.
Bracken Hill Fine Foods, based in Elvington, won a gold award in the savoury category for its marmalade with Yorkshire cider, which is says goes well with ham, while Wolds Cottage Kitchen, based in Wetwang, won a silver in the ‘interesting additions’ category for its marmalade with whisky.
Neil Maycock, director of Bracken Hill, said: “We are very pleased; it’s a great accolade. We have entered it a couple of times and won commendations but this is the first time we have got a medal.”
As a result of the award, the marmalade will be on sale at Fortnum and Mason in London, which is stocking a number of the gold award winners.
Bracken Hill was formed nine years ago and its winning marmalade uses cider made with apples from the firm’s own orchard at Sutton-Upon-Derwent.
Wolds Cottage won gold and bronze awards last year, for its pink grapefruit and satsuma marmalades respectively, and owner Melanie Moss said she was delighted to win another award this year.
She said: “I am really pleased that our flavours shone through as we only use natural ingredients in our products”.
The original marmalade awards were held at Dalemain country house near Penrith on Saturday and Sunday.