More awards for the Mad Jam Woman

Posted on 05th April 2023 | in Community

Amble preserve producer Sandy Higson aka The Mad Jam Woman, has once again found success at the Artisan Marmalade Awards. Sandy received a GOLD Award for her Ruby Grapefruit with Chai Spice marmalade, competing against some of the finest marmalades in the world. The judges agreed that this this preserve was excellent. They were very impressed with the marmalade’s appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.

Sandy Higson aka the Mad Jam Woman

She also received three Bronze awards for her Lemon with Honey & Star Anise, Orange & Ginger, and Lime with Apple, Pineapple & Chilli.

The Marmalade Awards received entries from more than 33 countries worldwide including Ukraine, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Czech Republic, Japan and Argentina. The Artisan marmalades were judged by an expert panel including food writer Dan Lepard, Fortnum & Mason Grocery Buyer Holly Warren, and food historian Ivan Day. For the full list of Artisan Marmalade Awards, visit

In Amble, Sandy’s marmalades can also be purchased at the Old Fourways, the Northumberland Seafood Centre, and the Independent Food and Drink shop on Queen St. For online sales see

In 2022 Sandy won two Gold and one bronze awards, and in 2021, she won six awards at the same Dalemain Marmalade Festival

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