Ingredients: sucrose, oranges (24.5%), water, tiny slosh of lemon Juice. Naturally, we put in no E-numbers, artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings, let alone the dreaded glucose/fructose corn syrup. Refrigerate after opening. (Water is our own Grey Alders well water / Dwr ffynon Wernlwyd.)
Just a note about our philosophy at Grey Alders. Our products are either high-end but affordable, like our super-aged beef and mutton, our biltong, our organic wholemeal bread and our apple wine, or simple and down-to-earth, like our Tafod Teilo cider and our good honest soap. Basic Standard Marmalade obviously fits into the latter category.
Bought-in products like Shirgar butter, Blodyn Aur Rapeseed oil, Jones crisps are in the former category, while some of the day-to-day necessities we sell in the shop like chopped tomatoes are in the latter.
Everything is like-it-used-to-be and (obviously) with no E-numbers or additives if we can help it. (Biltong needs potassium sorbate to stop moulds growing on it while it dries and our apple wine depends on potassium metabisulphite to stop it turning into vinegar. But that’s it. It’s interesting about wine. Fruit juice naturally becomes wine or cider [goes ‘off’ if you like] through the activity of yeasts which are present on the skins of the fruit and have also been cultivated. However, there is a second stage. The wine or cider, if exposed to the air, turns to vinegar through the activity of air-born bacteria. It’s a wonderful world, isn’t it?)