Grandad’s Orchard Blueberry-Peach Jam

I picked up a jar of Grandad’s Orchard Blueberry-Peach Jam at a farmer’s market here in Fort Wayne.

The listed ingredients are sugar, blueberries, peaches, pectin, allspice, cloves, cinnamon.  There is no nutrition label, so I had no idea how many grams of sugar per tablespoon (other than the fact that sugar is listed first), and the young lady tending the table was not helpful on the subject.  But I thought I would give it a try.

A knowledgeable observer would note the interesting trifecta of spices:  allspice, cloves, and cinnamon.  A quick glance at google search results shows them used for mulling cider, etc.   That would be OK.  A blueberry peach jam that has a flavor of being mulled.

But that’s not what I tasted.  I tasted pumpkin pie.  The texture is not pumpkin pie,  but the flavor is.  This made for an odd peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Perfectly edible,  but strange.

A keen eye might also have noted the hash marks on the label.  I put them there.  I have on occasion kept track of how many sandwiches I got out of a given jar of jam.  There is quite a wide variation on this depending on the textures of the jams.  I knew as soon as I made the first sandwich that this jam was not going to go far.  In fact, as the hatch marks show,  I got only five sandwiches from this jar.  The jar was $5.00 so it added $1.00 to the cost of each sandwich.   Tastes strange and is expensive!    Looking at my records I show the following size jars producing this number of sandwiches:  20 oz., 23 sandwiches; 16 oz., 16 sandwiches; 12 oz, 13 sandwiches;  10.5 oz., 13 sandwiches; 8.5 oz, 11 sandwiches.

So five sandwiches from five ounces is not much.  And the $5.00 for 5 ounces is expensive!

For the record, here is a pic of the portion of Grandad’s Orchard Blueberry-Peach Jam I put on the sandwich:

The label shows a website:  www.bigsistersalsa.com which does show Grandad’s Orchard products, but I can not find the blueberry peach jam there.

2 thoughts on “Grandad’s Orchard Blueberry-Peach Jam”

  1. Your topics are so random and fascinating. Who knew there was an interesting blog waiting to be written about jam? Your mind truly must go a million miles a minute!

  2. Well, I am not sure that my mind goes all that fast, but I am sure that you would really think so if I managed to post everything that I think about posting as I go through the day. Usually by the time I get home I can never remember all the good(?) ideas I had to blog.

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