Food Channel Finds is our way of bringing information and opinion on some of the latest products to hit the market. These might be interesting food items or equipment seen as we walk a trade show, on a grocery shelf, at a food event, or often, from press releases enticing us to put them to the test to see how they deliver.
Bono Sicilian Orange Organic Marmalade
I’ve eaten a lot of marmalade—even made my own. It was a fun but painstaking process, carefully shredding the rind and avoiding the bitter pith.
The end result was totally worth it. I had a gorgeous, shimmering jam that made my toast a morning treat for months. A few friends and family reaped the benefit, too.
The roots of my love for marmalade go back a bit. My first taste of marmalade was my grandfather’s Dundee, spread on an English muffin. My grandpa was a proper British gentleman who left London when he was 17. His geographic location changed, but he brought his courtly manners and habits along.
When I ate marmalade with Grandpa, I envisioned high tea, horse drawn carriages, and royalty. I WAS royalty, eating the fruit of the gods.
Bono Stands Up To The Best
As a teen, I watched as my parents sought out Dundee while we were on a family trip to see our English relatives. It gave us a reason to go into grocery and specialty food shops—still one of my favorite things to do when visiting a new town. It was special to carry it back in those days before global availability and online stores opened up the world.
Since then, I’ve tried multiple versions of marmalade—made with lime, made with tangerines, and even made with grapefruit. This Bono Sicilian Organic Marmalade is as memorable as the best, with a slight tang but no bitterness. It could easily become my new morning favorite.
Better yet, I don’t have to travel to Italy, London, or make it myself to enjoy the delicate flavor. And neither do you! My recommendation is you give it a try.