Amble marmalade maker wins two gold awards

Amble’s Sandy Higson has won two golds at the Artisan Marmalade Awards.

By Joshua Wright
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 2:19 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2022, 12:06 pm

The Mad Jam Woman won top awards for her Dark Seville Orange Marmalade and Lime marmalade with Mango Pineapple and Chilli.

She also won a bronze award for her Orange Marmalade with Herbs and Chilli.

Sandy said: “I’m over the moon getting these awards.

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Sandy Higson, the Mad Jam Woman.

"Funnily enough I nearly didn’t put the two marmalades that won in for the awards, because I didn’t like them.

"But lo and behold they both got a gold award.”

The awards, which are held annually at the Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens in Penrith, Cumbria, are a competition for artisans which aims to find the best homemade marmalade maker in the world while raising money for end of life care charity Hospice at Home. The competition attracted more than 3,000 entries.

Last year she won a gold, four silver and a commendation at the same event.

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