Sold by: Barlows of Belvoir
Our inspiration behind this product is the story of Colonel Hutchinson from the village of Owthorpe, who was sent to the tower by Charles the 2nd as retribution for signing the death warrant of Charles the 1st. As was recorded at the time, he went to the tower with a jar of his favourite marmalade.
Owthorpe was once the seat of the Hutchinson family. Colonel Hutchinson was a leading Parliamentarian in the English Civil War and one of the signatories to the death warrant of Charles 1st. Come the Restoration, the Colonel escaped execution although some years after was incarcerated in the Tower of London, accused of being linked to a treasonous plot. He died in the Tower, of poor health, but historical records note that he set off on his final journey to London with a pot of marmalade to eat on route. No mention of bread or butter!
The village of Owthorpe is also home to a Grade I listed Anglican church, dedicated St Margaret of Antioch, whose patronage is linked to expectant mothers. Hers was one of the voices heard by Joan of Arc.
How does it taste?
It's our idea of a 16th-century marmalade. It has a robust taste with signature notes of Apple & Clove. Some say it reminds them of the winter.
Sugar, Oranges (22%), Apples (22%), Lemons (5%), Ground Cloves. Gelling agent: Pectin.
Prepared with 45g fruit per 100g
Total sugar content: 57g per 100g
May contain traces of nuts, wheat/gluten, soya and mustard.
Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened, keep refrigerated and consume within 6 weeks.