Taiwanese jam creator wins top award at British marmalade competition

Image: Kuo’s Facebook
  • A Taiwanese jam maker won an award last Saturday for her marmalade at an annual culinary event.
  • The event was hosted at the Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens in England.
  • Competing against 3,000 other jars of jam, Kuo En-chi’s “Orange Marmalade with Rose” won a Double Gold award at the 2022 World Original Marmalade Awards and Festivals.
  • In addition to taking home the Double Gold Award, the winner gets the chance to have their jam sold at the famous Piccadilly store.
  • Kuo runs a small rose garden in central Taiwan and sells handmade jams along with other rose-based products.

A Taiwanese jam creator received the highest recognition for her “Orange Marmalade with Rose” at an annual marmalade competition last Saturday.

The World Original Marmalade Awards and Festivals competition is held annually at the Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens in Cumbria, England.

Kuo En-chi competed against more than 3,000 other jars of jam this year and won the Double Gold Award for her rose-infused marmalade, reported Focus Taiwan. The award is given to those who present the highest quality jam and offers winners the chance to sell their handmade preserves at the famous Piccadilly Store.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kuo chose to have her marmalade delivered to the event rather than delivering it in person. Kuo expressed in a Facebook post that it was “regrettable” she was unable to attend and that she is grateful for the recognition.

Kuo sent four samples of different jams, including the orange marmalade with rose, and won three silver awards for the other three samples. She first entered the competition last year, where she delivered six samples and won one gold medal and four bronze medals.

Jam makers hailing from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Japan and Lebanon, among other countries, competed at this year’s competition. 

Kuo currently owns Lohas Edible Rose Garden Ltd. in central Taiwan where she sells rose-based homemade jams and other products.

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