Radnor Preserves is enjoying the sweet taste of citrusy success after winning a record-breaking three gold medals at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards and a contract to supply Fortnum & Mason.
The only gold medal winner from Wales, Joanna Morgan from New Radnor in Mid Wales received three of the marmalade world’s most prestigious accolades for its Lime Marmalade, Seville Orange & Crushed Coriander Marmalade and Sicilian Blood Orange Marmalade.
She scored the highest marks for her marmalades’ appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
Radnor Preserves, which was established in 2010, is the first artisan producer to win three gold medals in the same year since the festival began in 2006, thereby showing consistency across the whole range and not just as a one-off.
Nearly 2,000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, Japan and South Africa were sent by both artisan producers and amateur makers to Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District for judging by an esteemed panel of experts, including Fortnum & Mason, Pam Corbin and Dan Lepard.
To celebrate the record-breaking success, Radnor Preserves’ online shop, www.radnorpreserves.com, is being launched on June 30 with the first 50 orders receiving a free gift of a new invention, Pimms & Mint Jelly.
Last year, Radnor Preserves won three artisan awards at the World Marmalade Festival and two gold star Great Taste Awards. Joanna also created an exclusive Diamond Jubilee Jelly that was served to the Queen on her tour to Wales at a special lunch on the Glanusk Estate.