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Orchard’s Finest Giveaway

by on November 29, 2011 · 193 comments

As a follow-up to the recipe for Pick Your Flavor Cheesecake Bars, here’s a giveaway designed to liven up your holiday baking. ¬† The nice people at Smucker’s have offered gift packs of Orchard’s Finest to three Cookie Madness readers.

Orchard's Finest Giveaway

I’d never heard of Orchard’s Finest until I visited Smucker’s headquarters, but I really enjoyed our little tasting session which was done in the lab where they test things like viscosity, sweetness and chunkiness of preserves. While the machinery used for the testing was pretty high tech, the ingredients in Orchard’s Finest were simple and the preserves tasted like something I might make at home if I knew how to make preserves. Out of all the flavors, my favorite was the orange marmalade, but I also liked the Triple Berry and the Cherry.

Now it’s your turn for a taste test. For a chance at receiving a free sample pack of Orchard’s Finest Preserves, post a comment telling me whether you prefer jam, jelly or preserves and what your favorite flavor is. The cut-off will be this Friday at noon and I will announce the winner on this very same post Saturday morning. As usual, this one’s limited to USA residents.

UPDATED: ¬†Giveaway winner are Jessie, Giovanna and….

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Published on November 29, 2011
Liz November 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

We make a lot of jams ourselves. My favorite was the time we added the pectin at the wrong time and ended up with raspberry ice cream topping instead of raspberry jam.

Favorite though…..strawberry jam.

Lisa November 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Strawberry Jam and Blueberry Preserves- yummmmmm

Emily November 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Cherry jam. Alternatively: Black cherry jam. I also love preserves. :) Mmm, fruit.

Cookies4kids November 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I make tons of my own jams and jellies each year for my husband and as gifts. I think I like the 3 berry jam the best. Thanks & Happy Holidays.

Kim Bouchard November 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm


Love, love blackberry jam!!!!!

Maureen November 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love orange marmalade – always reminds me of breakfast with Grandma. She’d have orange marmalade on toast with her morning tea. :-)

Erin November 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I love jam and my favorite flavor is blueberry rhubarb!

Jeanne ODonnell November 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I prefer preserves to jelly, and my favorite flavor is raspberry.

Michelle November 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Raspberry Jam!

Pat R November 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I love strawberry jam………and apricot, and peach and blueberry and….

Alyson November 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I grew up on my grandma’s homemade strawberry and raspberry jam, so of course my favorite is store-bought grape jelly!

Dorothea November 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I love preserves – especially Blueberry!

jessie November 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Love peach preserves – reminds me of summer!

Robin November 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I learned how to make jam a couple of years ago and my friends have really enjoyed the Vanilla Almond Raspberry. I do believe that I prefer this year’s batch of Ginger Blueberry.

Erin November 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I love cherry and strawberry jams. I enjoy them most straight from the jar.

Berenice November 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Strawberry Preserves ! with toast and some tea. I don’t need anything else.

Kristen November 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Raspberry jam. No one in my family likes it, so when I get to have some, I could probably down a loaf of bread with butter and raspberry jam. :)

JoanS November 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I like fig preserves, but living in a city, it’s difficult to get figs to make my own and the storebought ones somehow just don’t make the cut!!

Michelle December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

I prefer jam, especially if it’s strawberry!

Heather December 1, 2011 at 1:57 am

My favorite are preserves! My mother-in-law makes an amazing passionfruit and mango preserve. It’s delicious!

Nancy December 1, 2011 at 3:39 am

My favorite is one that my grandma made years ago when I was growing up. Plum jelly. When I taste it now, I always think of her.

Kim December 1, 2011 at 8:08 am

I really like strawberry jam, especially our homemade strawberry jam. I also like strawberry-rhubarb, but the last one I bought was so sweet, I couldn’t taste the rhubarb.

Angelina December 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

Raspberry jam – the delicious sugary kind. :)

beth December 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

Cherry preserves are my favorite!

WendyW December 1, 2011 at 10:28 am

Homemade raspberry freezer jam! This year I think didn’t add enough sugar so it is very loose, but still tart and tastes like summer :)

Lauren December 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I like raspberry jam the best, even with the seeds!

Jessica December 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I love jellies the most. Pomegranate jelly is the best! I also love cherry preserves as a close second. All this thinking about jelly, jam, and preserves has me hungry! : )

Rachel December 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I’m a apricot preserves fan. I love mixing it into plain Greek yogurt.

Julie L December 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

love grape jelly thanks

Christine December 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I prefer strawberry jam, always!

Mary Lynn M. December 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

We love Orange Marmalade. We add it to our French Toast. Yummy,

Diane December 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Love Grape Jelly!

Kim December 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm

My mom’s homemade peach freezer jam is my absolute favorite…can literally eat it with a spoon out of the jar :-)

Sharon December 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I like preserves and my absolute favorite is my mother’s fig preserves!

Suzanne December 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm

love blackberry jam

jacquie December 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm

sour cherry peserves.

John December 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Rasberry jam is the best!

Mary December 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I prefer preserves on toast or English muffins — apricot or blackberry, please! — but prefer the smooth texture of jam or jelly for cookies (for use as a layer in bar cookies or as a filling for thumbprint cookies).

Carol December 2, 2011 at 5:38 am

My favorite is raspberry jam. It makes great jam bars!

stephanie December 2, 2011 at 5:55 am

Preserves: one with lots of fruit with little sugar! Strawberry rhubarb

B Miller December 2, 2011 at 9:26 am

I love them all, but suppose I’m mostly a jelly type :) Raspberry or strawberry depending on my mood of the day!

Shanna December 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

I like grape jelly. Traditional, typical, boring, but we can’t help what we love, right?

Cecelia December 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I missed the deadline, but still love jam! Just got back from Oregon–have you tried Marionberry jam? To die for!

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