Shed Loads of Love Gin Jelly Marmalade won GOLD at The World Marmalade Awards!
We popped up to Dalemain House & Gardens in Penrith so Zoe could be presented with her GOLD award for her Shed Loads of Love Gin Jelly Marmalade.
“These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved.
The World Marmalade Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes. People enter the Marmalade Awards from a wide array of countries including Australia, Japan, Colombia, Senegal, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Canada, India and Singapore. Any marmalade will be considered for the competition, as long as it is predominantly citrus, and we love to receive marmalades made from new and unusual citrus fruits and ingredients.” The World Marmalade Awards
Zoe’s been making MARMALADE using the gin and botanicals we create here at Shed 1 Gin. “We use fresh zest in our Gins, so have lots of fresh citrus fruit. I take the fruit, mix with botanicals and make jelly marmalade. Then a slug of gin is added before bottling! The marmalade was the inspiration for our MARMALADE FUND. £2.00 from every sale goes into the fund and then is donated to charity.”
Shed 1 Gin, making a difference one citrus fruit at a time!
Here’s Zoe with the fabulous Paddington Bear at The World Marmalade Awards at Dalemain Mansion, Penrith.