October 25, 2020

Give Christmas a touch of Yorkshire with gift selections from Rosebud Preserves

New from Rosebud Preserves for this Christmas is a delightful range of gift selection boxes and kilner jars that contain some of the company’s finest products. From a gift pack for lovers of marmalade, to the perfect set of preserves to complement a festive cheeseboard, all the gift sets are presented in the company’s stylish mottled grey, branded boxes.

The classic kilner jars contain four of the company’s most popular products to make perfect Christmas gifts. The new gift range includes: 

·      The Spirit of Marmalade Gift Box (£12.95) – This pack is perfect for lovers of marmalade and is made up of the company’s award-winning Seville Orange Marmalade and its Seville Orange Marmalade Gin Liqueur. 
It contains: 1 x Seville Orange Marmalade (113g) and 1 x Marmalade Gin Liqueur (5cl)

·       Breakfast Classics Miniature Gift Box (£8.95) – A classic selection of four sweet preserves to enjoy at breakfast, or afternoon tea over the festive period. It contains: 1 x Strawberry Jam (28g), 1 x Blackcurrant Jam (28g), 1 x Apricot Jam (28g) and 1 x Seville Orange Marmalade (28g). 

·       Savoury Preserves Gift Box (£10.95) – Three appetising products that work perfectly with a Christmas cheeseboard, cold cuts and charcuterie.  It contains: 1 x  Spiced Plum Chutney (105g), 1 x Red Onion Marmalade (113g) and 1 x  Fig Chutney (105g).

·       Sweet Preserves Gift Box (£10.95) – A set of three delicious preserves for use at a breakfast or afternoon tea. It contains: 1 x Seville Orange Marmalade (113g), 1 x Strawberry Jam (113g) and 1 x Gooseberry & Elderflower Jam. 

·      Fruits for Cheese Gift Box (£13.95) – Three unique products to pair perfectly with the all-important Christmas Cheeseboard. It contains: 1 x Apple Butter (113g), 1 x Damson Cheese (113g) and 1 x Pear and Brandy Conserve (113g).

·       Kilner Jars (Old Yorkshire Chutney, Seville Orange Marmalade, Traditional Piccalilli £7.50, Almond & Orange Mincemeat £8.95) – These original ‘Le Parfait’ glass jars contain four of the company’s most popular products. Great as a gift or to use on a festive table packed with seasonal fayre. Available in the following flavours: Old Yorkshire Chutney (375g), Traditional Piccalilli (375g), Seville Orange Marmalade (410g) and Almond & Orange Mincemeat (450g).

Elspeth Biltoft, owner of Rosebud Preserves, says: “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, so we are hoping that this Christmas can wipe away some of the gloom and doom and be a joyous time for family and friends.

“With this in mind we have reviewed and increased our offering of gift boxes and added a number of Kilner jars, with a selection to suit all pockets and tastes and for every meal of the day including Christmas itself of course!”

The company has been making its jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies at Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company was started by Elspeth Biltoft and her founding principles, to source local produce whenever possible; to cook traditional recipes; and practice time honoured techniques, without the use of additives, preservatives or pectin; remain the same today.

As well as the gift sets listed above, Rosebud Preserves also has a great range of items that are perfect at Christmas time. Listed below are some of them.

A Christmas tipple:

·       Seville Orange Marmalade Distilled Gin Liqueur (£29.95/35cl/20% ABV) Rosebud Preserves has captured the spirit of its Seville Orange Marmalade in this uniquely distilled Gin Liqueur. It is made in a traditional copper still to create a deep, dark and warming blend of bitter orange, molassed sugar and botanically rich hand crafted gin, with a truly distinctive flavour. It’s perfect drunk neat, over ice or simply with some tonic added for a longer drink. This liqueur has been made in partnership with the Spirit of Masham Distillery, a small, craft batch distillery based in the North Yorkshire town of Masham, just a short distance from the home of Rosebud Preserves in Healey.

For your Christmas dinner: 

Cranberry & Orange Sauce with Port (£3.95/227g)

A popular twist on a classic. Traditionally prepared with fresh citrus and a measure of port. Perfect with Roast Turkey, Game or Ham.

Cranberries 72%, unrefined sugar, oranges 18%, port 3%, fresh ginger, ground cloves, ground cinnamon.

Red Onion & Port Marmalade (£3.95/227g)

Piquant, full-bodied and richly savoury with red onions, mollased sugar and ruby port. Perfect with Blue Stilton and Cold Meats. 

Red onions 62%, unrefined sugar, white wine vinegar, redcurrant juice, ruby port 5%, herbs, spices.

For Boxing Day:

Boxing Day Chutney (£3.95/198g)

Fresh, fruity and subtly spiced cranberries, Bramley apples and plump raisins.

Perfect for your Yuletide festivities.

Cranberries 37%, Bramley apples, unrefined sugar, raisins, cider vinegar, pickling spice including mustard seed, sea salt, mixed spice.

Cumberland Sauce with Port (£3.95/277g)

A traditional blend of naturally set redcurrants, piquant with mustard, orange and ginger.  Enjoy with Roast Pork and Chicken Liver Pate.

Redcurrants 112%, unrefined sugar, water, fresh orange juice and zest 4%, port 2%, fresh lemon juice and zest 1.5%, ground ginger, mustard powder.

Pear, Orange & Ginger Chutney (£3.95/198g)

Bright and vibrant with fresh Conference pears, plump sultanas, sweet citrus and warm stem ginger. Enjoy with cold Roast Pork and Wensleydale Cheese. 

Conference pears 37%, onions, unrefined cane sugar, Bramley apples, fresh orange juice 7%, sultanas, preserved ginger 5%, cider vinegar, orange zest, ground ginger and ground cloves.

Traditional Piccalilli (£3.95/170g)

Fresh, piquant and mouth-watering. A unique pantry classic bursting with savoury character. Perfect with Camembert and Cold Roast Ham.

Vegetables in varying proportions 88% (tomatoes, onions, cucumbers,

red peppers, cauliflower, courgettes, green peppers), cider vinegar, unrefined sugar, malt vinegar (barley), wholemeal flour (wheat), mustard seed, fresh garlic, turmeric, celery seed.

For the festive cheeseboard: 

Damson Fruit Paste for Cheese (£4.95/125g)

A sweet/sharp and vibrant fruit preserve, naturally set with unrefined sugar. 

Damsons 120%, unrefined cane sugar and fresh lemon juice.

Smoked Apple Butter for Cheese (£3.95/125g)

Sweet, smoky and piquant with Bramley apples, cider vinegar, Madagascan vanilla and whisky. 

Apples 131%, fresh lemon juice, cider vinegar, vanilla pods, unrefined cane sugar and whisky 5%. 

Yorkshire Wensleydale Chutney(£3.95/198g) 

A classic combination of fresh Bramley apples, plump sultanas and traditional spices. Perfect with Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese.

Bramley apples 50%, onions, sultanas, unrefined sugar, malt vinegar (barley), spices, sea salt.

Fig Chutney (£3.95/198g)

A rich and piquant mix of juicy figs, molassed sugar, warm cinnamon and sweet fresh orange. Perfect with Cold Roast Ham and Farmhouse Cheddar.

Figs 34%, Bramley apples, onions, sultanas, malt vinegar (barley), unrefined sugar, fresh orange juice, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, sea salt, mixed spice, cinnamon.

Christmas baking – a tempting filling for homemade mince pies: 

Almond & Orange Mincemeat (£4.60/340g)

A great twist on a British classic. Simply prepared with fresh Bramley apples, plump vine fruits, lively citrus and a measure of brandy. This mincemeat does not contain any suet so it is suitable for vegetarians. 

Raisins, apples, currants, unrefined sugar, sultanas, lemon juice and zest, orange juice and zest 8%, candied peel, almonds 5%, brandy 1.5%.

Some sweet treats to add flavour to festive breakfasts: 

Somerset Cider Brandy & Pear Jam (£3.95/227g)

All the freshness of English Pears, enriched with Somerset Cider Brandy. Naturally set with unrefined sugar. 

Fresh pears 92%, unrefined sugar, water, Bramley apples, fresh lemon juice, Somerset Cider Brandy 2%, Cider 1.5%. Prepared with 110g of fruit per 100g. Total sugar content 60g per 100g. 

The Rosebud Preserves Gift Box:  This stylish gift box makes a special present at Christmas for the food lover in your life. Made in England this beautiful mottled grey box, embossed in matte black foil, perfectly complements the branded preserves. Simply choose any three products from the range and they will be sent to the address of your choice. (Price starts at £13.95 for three jars and the box).

All the products are available from www.rosebudpreserves.co.uk.