Scotland’s Finest in a Jar

Scotland’s Finest in a Jar – a Special Edition from the World

A luxurious raspberry and chocolate jam using the most luxurious Scottish ingredients has been created by the World to raise funds for local charity, Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (TCCL).

Just 180 jars of the jam have been created by jam expert and author, Vivien Lloyd for sale exclusively at Dundee Food & Flower Festival.  The raspberries were specially selected by John Sinclair at his West Lothian fruit farm, Craigies and were combined with chocolate from the award-winning artisan chocolate maker, Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier.  Jam jars have been donated by Pattersons Glass, principle sponsor of the World 2014.

Tracey Baxter, Founder of the World , said:

“For centuries jam making has brought people together.  This jam is made from the very best Scottish ingredients and helps to spread the sheer joy of jam.  I hope it will inspire jam-makers to go onto create even more creative and delicious entries to next year’s World .”

Vivien Lloyd said:

“I’ve been making jam for many years but it’s been an honour to use ingredients as fine as these.  The raspberries were in perfect condition for jamming and I appreciated the care taken by the team at Craigies to pick and deliver the best quality fruit. The luxurious chocolate blends very well with the raspberries, without overwhelming the fruit flavour.  I think jars of this limited edition jam will go quickly!”

John Walker, the Chairperson of TCCL said:

“We’re thrilled to be receive a donation from this year’s World . We are really grateful for their help in promoting our work supporting families in the local area who have a child suffering from cancer or leukaemia.”

All proceeds raised from the sales of the special edition jam will go to TCCL.  In addition, a proportion of money raised from entries to The World 2014 were given to TCCL and the When you Wish Upon a Star children’s charity.

Dundee Food & Flower Festival runs from 5 to 7 September at Camperdown Park.  The winners of this year’s World will also be presented with their trophies.  Amongst record entries to the World , Andrew Cameron, the first man ever to become a World Jampion, and artisan producer Yvonne Lloyd were announced as this year’s winners earlier this week.

The jams are in 145g jars and cost £2.  They can be purchased at the World of Jam area in the main judges tent at the Dundee Food & Flower Festival.

Notes to Editors:

  • For more information on the World visit www.world.com
  • For more information on Pattesons Glass, distributor of a comprehensive range of glass jars, glass bottles and decanters visit www.jarsandbottles.co.uk
  • For more information on Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia www.tccl.org.uk
  • For more information on Vivien Lloyd and her latest books on the art of preserving, www.vivienlloyd.com
  • For more information on Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier visit www.highlandchocolatier.com
  • For more information on Craigies Farm, Delicatessen and Café, visit www.craigies.co.uk