On our grocery shelves is one of the most recognizable and much-loved imported products we stock – Bonne Maman jams and preserves. The distinctive gingham lid and the calligraphic ‘handwritten’ label stands out and has been a symbol of Bonne Maman (meaning good Mum) since its creation in the 1970s.
The brand is all about the best ingredients and traditional recipes. Don’t be put off by this being a worldwide brand, as everything is 100% natural, with real fresh fruit, sugar, cane sugar, concentrated lemon juice and fruit pectin. Bonne Maman has no preservatives, additives, or corn syrup and is sulfite-free and non-GMO. Using cane sugar is important to Bonne Maman for taste and is used in place of less desirable ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup. Being so natural, the products need refrigeration once opened as extremes in heat can affect their natural taste and colour. The careful fruit selection process to make the perfect jam reminds us of many of our local producers who have a direct relationship with growers to get that amazing quality produce. A great everyday buy, Bonne Maman is a European treat this month for your breakfast table.