BEHIND THE CRAFT
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The Merchants Mark

Soon after its creation, the company began to use a ‘balemark,’ which identified The Company’s products as they arrived in busy ports or were sold on the trading floor.

Initially a simple mark, this evolved by the 1700s into a heart shaped figure [denoting ‘good luck’] surmounted by a figure four (symbolising Agnus Dei – ‘Lamb of God’] and containing the initials of the company.

This symbol became known as “the chop” a word derived from the Hindi छाप ćhāp – which means stamp.

The chop was not only an easily identifiable mark of The East India Company ownership, for example on tea crates, it also became a symbol of the quality.

The Merchant’s Mark is still used today on all our products, now as then, the distinctive mark of The Company and of quality.

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Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade

Renowned for its sharp and vibrant flavour, the Seville orange is the arguably the finest marmalade fruit of all. Slather our bittersweet Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade on freshly baked scones.

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Paddington Bear and the officers of the original East India Company had one thing in common – a love of marmalade on voyage.

Britain has long been famous for its marmalade. A breakfast tradition, in fact it dates back to Tudor times when it was a paste-like preserve made of quinces, brought to Britain by the Portuguese – the origin of the word being ‘marmelo’ or quince paste.

It was the Keillers in Dundee who in 1790 converted the whole Seville orange cargo of a Spanish ship taking refuge from a storm, into a tangy preserve and so established the ‘modern’ marmalade industry.
Whilst the purpose of the intrepid East India officers voyages to India and beyond was to trade and bring back new and exotic delights, they also took some home comforts with them with lasting legacy.

Marmalade made with Seville oranges was one of those home luxuries that travelled west to east, and is now enjoyed to this day in India, becoming a part of the breakfast tradition.

Our bittersweet Fine-Cut Seville Orange Marmalade is classically made by artisans, with the Seville oranges which controbute a bitter peel and high pectin content ensure a thick-set consistency. A perfect breakfast accompaniment.

Ingredients

Sugar , Seville Oranges (30%), Gelling Agent: Pectin (Pectin E440, Dextrose), Citric Acid.


Allergens

For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold. Made in factory that handles nuts.

Nutrition

Typical values 100g – Energy 1080kj/254kcal | Fat 0.1g, of which saturates 0g | Carbohydrate 63g, of which sugars 63g | Protein 0.5g | Salt 0g


Storage

Store cool and dry, once opened refrigerate and consume within 1 month.

Suitable for vegetarians.

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The Story of Marmalade

Paddington Bear and the officers of the original East India Company had one thing in common – a love of marmalade on voyage.

Britain has long been famous for its marmalade. A breakfast tradition, in fact it dates back to Tudor times when it was a paste-like preserve made of quinces, brought to Britain by the Portuguese – the origin of the word being ‘marmelo’ or quince paste.

It was the Keillers in Dundee who in 1790 converted the whole Seville orange cargo of a Spanish ship taking refuge from a storm, into a tangy preserve and so established the ‘modern’ marmalade industry.
Whilst the purpose of the intrepid East India officers voyages to India and beyond was to trade and bring back new and exotic delights, they also took some home comforts with them with lasting legacy.

Marmalade made with Seville oranges was one of those home luxuries that travelled west to east, and is now enjoyed to this day in India, becoming a part of the breakfast tradition.

Today, a perfect breakfast accompaniment or to pop between 2 slices of white, under the hat.

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