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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
Lesley November 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

My favorite flavor would be Red Tart Cherry – great on toast and scones.

Supergoo November 30, 2011 at 7:26 am

Preserves = Yum. Any kind of berry – berrylicious! I love it all.

Valerie November 30, 2011 at 7:49 am

If we’re going store-bought, I love Smucker’s apricot preserves. My favorite jam, however, is my mom’s homemade peach or strawberry – num!

mrsblocko November 30, 2011 at 8:19 am

I can never remember the difference between jam, jelly and preserves. That apple cinnamon flavor looks really yummy though!

Kathy November 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

Cherry preserves just look and taste the most homemade and authentic, imo.

tiffany November 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

Cherry preserves is my favorite flavor!

Mary November 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

I love to have little chunks or bits of fruit in my spreads – so would that be a jam or a preserve? Anyway, these all look delicious!

Janet November 30, 2011 at 8:53 am

I love raspberry and apricot preserves, I bake with them alot and I only use Smuckers. I love the orange marmalade on toast.

Erin November 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

I probably buy jam or preserves more than jelly, but I can’t say that I truly have a definite preference. My favorite flavor is blackberries.

kate s November 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

My favorite is apple butter – not sure which category that falls into….

Karen November 30, 2011 at 8:59 am

Jam! Blueberry first then apricot.
But really, fruit and sugar is just plain yummy!

CindyD November 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

Smucker’s strawberry jam. That’s the kind we ALWAYS have in the refrigerator.

Sara November 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

I am probably pretty boring–my favorite is strawberry jam! I love that stuff!

Kat November 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

I like grape jelly and homemade seedless dewberry jelly.

Claudia Holland November 30, 2011 at 9:08 am

Orange marmalade is my favorite, but then after that would be the tart cherry. Yummy

Pam S November 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

I love Smucker’s strawberry preserves!

Sue November 30, 2011 at 9:23 am

In the last couple of years I have become truly fond of apricot preserves. When I was younger I hated apricot anything so this is an interesting twist for me. I’ve used the Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Apricot and Cherry. They were both really great. I’d love to try the other flavors too.

Kari November 30, 2011 at 9:28 am

My favorite is Raspberry jam with seeds. Yummy. Homemade is best.

Rebecca November 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love red currant jelly! Takes me back to my grandmother’s kitchen.

Kara November 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love blueberry preserves! YUM!

Pat November 30, 2011 at 9:38 am

My vote goes to the Apricot/Peach. Love to bake with those flavors.

crystal November 30, 2011 at 9:50 am

Love preserves and jam equally, and my favorite flavor is cherry.

Jennifer November 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

I love jam and preserves but don’t actually like jelly (my kids do, though.) My favorite flavor is strawberry, but I love to use orange marmalade in recipes.

NanW November 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

Homemade Huckleberry jam can’t be beat!

Tierney M. November 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

Hmmmm…I’m torn between Orange marmalade and Cherry preserves. Both are my absolute favorites.

Rachel! November 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

boysenberry jam!! i love the slight chunkiness and tartness from the berry. delicious on honeywheat toast!!

Shari November 30, 2011 at 10:20 am

peach jam!

angela November 30, 2011 at 10:22 am

i prefer jam or preserves. (dislike jelly). saskatoon jam is my favorite, but i’ll take strawberry or blueberry too.

sharlene November 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

saskatoon jam is my favorite, or orange marmalade.

Cindi November 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

I like preserves. My favorite is Fall Harvest Cinnamon Apple Preserves. One day when I was making Carmelitas, I discovered (a bit late) that I didn’t have any Smucker’s Caramel Topping. I substituted the Cinnamon Apples preserves, and the resulting bars were very good!

Martha in KS November 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

Jams, jellies, preserves, I love you all so much, and prefer those with chunks of fruit. But my favorite is your cousin – Orange Marmalade. Sadly, the FAA regulation of 3 ounces or less has put a cramp in my buying local jams/jellies when on vacation.

Maureen November 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

I am more a jam girl. I tend towards a cherry flavor too.

Leah November 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hands down, strawberry preserves. Nothing beats this classic. It’s the best dessert substitute while babysitting, when I want to avoid the kids getting too much of a sugar rush!

Michelle November 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

I love raspberry preserves. Usually I put it in some sort of baked good and combine it with chocolate. :)

Melissa November 30, 2011 at 11:12 am

I love peach jam!

Jan Harris November 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

Not sure if it’s a jam or preserve, but I love orange marmalade, love that bitter sweet taste.

Jan Harris November 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

Not sure if it’s a jam or preserve, but I love orange marmalade, love that bitter sweet taste.

Karen November 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

I prefer jelly on sandwiches, but prefer baking with preserves. The cherry sounds awesome!

Becca November 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

Peach is my favorite… and I think it’d have to be peach jam

Martha November 30, 2011 at 11:48 am

I always reach for the strawberry preserves

Donna G November 30, 2011 at 11:49 am

I like jam because there is less sugar. Preserves I think have less than jam, but I dunno if preserves come in grape…

Cindy November 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I know I would love the triple berry jam; but the tart-cherry preserves would be my second choice.

Pam November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Raspberry jam is my hands-down favorite!

Rhonda S November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Jam is easier to spread in a pinch; however, preserves have a much richer texture and flavor in my opinion! :-)

Erin November 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Oh I LOVE preserves! My favorite flavors are Blueberry and Strawberry! MMMMM!

Patty W. November 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Mmmm, preserves! Now that I’m a grown up, I do love marmalade on my toast! Is that jam or preserves? Who knows — I just like it!

Wendy November 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

My favorite is strawberry or blackberry Jam. YUMMM!

Beth November 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Always preserves, my favorite being apricot!

Side note: my fave banana bread recipe from KAF contains apricot preserves. perhaps that is why it is my fave? :)

Elaine November 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I always buy Strawberry jam, but homemade I prefer fig! they all sound yummy though!

Stephanie November 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Cherry preserves are my favorite

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