Mel Sellings AKA “The Jammy Bodger” from Swanage is celebrating after winning gold for her Seville Orange Marmalade at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

Over 1000 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia and the Philippines were judged by -amongst others- Pam Corbin of River Cottage fame, Tim Came, MD of Thursday Cottage, Dan Lepard from The Guardian and the Head of Buying at Fortnum & Mason.

These quirky awards are held every year at Dalemain Mansion in the Lake District to celebrate and promote the quintessentially British pastime of marmalade making.

Presenting the awards, Jonathan Miller, Food Buyer at Fortnum & Mason stated that “the winning marmalades stood out as they had good acidity, were fully fruited, low sugar and great zest. Like a good wine, marmalade needs to have good fruit and full body.”

To find out more about the Jammy Bodger visit www.jammybodger.me.uk .

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