Entrepreneurs Andrew and Sajmira Cairns are at the forefront of Britain’s homemade jam making revolution.
The couple, who own Mammy Jamia’s, say they are not surprised by new figures from retailer Homebase revealing that demand for jam making equipment has soared.
Andrew and Sajmira began making their jams at home in Cheshire based on family recipes. When they sold them for the first time at their local food market, all 500 jars sold out.
Two years on, the couple’s range of jams are stocked in leading supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Booths.
The range of premium preserves consists of Fig, Pear, Plum, Ginger, Rhubarb, Greengage, Apple and Quince.
Last month, Mammy Jamia’s celebrated the news that both its Fig Preserve and Plum Conserve had been awarded Gold stars in the prestigious Great Taste Awards 2013.
Of the Plum Conserve, the judges described it as “a shiny and appetising preserve with a judicious set that cuts well. The plum develops slowly on the palate but provides a lingering finish.”
Andrew Cairns said: ‘I am not surprised by the resurgence in interest in making jams at home. That is how we started out and we have been thrilled by the interest from retailers in stocking our premium preserves.
“I think there is an increasing demand from consumers for high quality, tasty British made products and this is a trend we are keen to continue tapping into over the coming months and years.”
Mammy Jamia’s jams are manufactured and distributed by Kent-based Opies, one of the UK’s oldest private family-owned food companies.
The 340g jars retail at £2.39.
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