February’s Jar Creation Winner

It was a tough job picking just one winner for our monthly jar up-cycle competition, but we are pleased to say that the February winner of the jar creation competition is the very talented Leanne.

She got extra creative with her daughter to conjure up these gorgeous sprites homes to give to teachers as gifts – we want one!

A big congratulations to Leanne, the full range of Duerr’s brand new marmalades and citrus conserves are on there way to you!

Duerr’s Launch Rhubarb & Custard Bake Stable Jam


Be like a kid in a sweet shop with the UK’s first-ever jam for bakers available now!

Making burnt bottoms and chewy tarts a thing of the past, the preserves, specially developed for domestic ovens, ensures jam retains its smooth and glossy consistency when heated. As a result you are guaranteed a moist jammy filling that does justice to your bake, with a professional finish that would make Mary Berry, patron saint of bakers, proud.

Perfect for tarts, roly poly and sponge puddings, the innovative bake-stable formula has been developed by renowned innovators Duerr’s – the UK’s oldest family owned jam company.

The fruit-packed jams are also ideal straight from the jar and the easy-to-spread texture provides a must-try filling for sponges and cakes, in addition to a lip smacking topping for toast.

Richard Duerr, Marketing Director, says: “This is the Age of the Baker. But while one in seven of us are going bonkers on a weekly basis for firm bottoms, the market – until now -lacked a bake stable jam to deliver results to the standards exacted by our country of skilled enthusiasts. Our home baking jam not only responds to that demand but, with its purposefully inventive flavours, appeals to the experimental spirit of British bakers.”

The Manchester-based jam maker, established in 1881, is well known for creating exciting products; most recently celebrating Valentine’s Day with a cheeky Aphrodisiac Jam, the first product to be sold exclusively via their website, and the world’s most expensive marmalade, costing £5,000 for a 1kg jar.  This year they launched their first branded peanut butter, in smooth and crunchy.

Available in Aldi Stores.


Britain’s oldest jam and marmalade maker is proud to fuel three paralympians, Tom Young and Natalie Jones and Rik Waddon in this summer’s Paralympic Games.

Duerr’s are sponsoring swimmers Tom Young, 21 Natalie Jones, 27 (a former Times Young Sportswoman of the Year) and Natalie’s husband, cyclist Rik Waddon, 35. They are providing financial support to the North West based athletes while they train for this year’s Games.

In addition, Duerr’s will provide their peanut butters and range of super honeys, to fuel the 25 plus hours of training that the athletes put in every week in their quest to outperform the competition as they fly the flag for Britain.

The sponsorship of the three paralympians is part of Duerr’s ‘Proud to be British,’ campaign which launched  this summer and is set to whip people the length and breadth of the nation up into a patriotic frenzy!

Not only is the company getting behind our nation’s Paralympic hopefuls, they are showcasing the best of British with a technological twist.  At the heart of the campaign are 2012 edition marmalade jars, carrying a QR code and a ‘Proud to be British’ crest. When scanned, the QR code links through to a specially designed microsite where a fresh piece of footage, chosen to raise a smile and reignite British pride, will be hosted every day.

This means that while Brits are tucking into their breakfast, they can see Tom, Natalie and Rik talk about what makes them proud of our nation, relive moments from the Royal Wedding, enjoy a great British joke, or even watch vox pops from the factory floor!

The three paralympians have visited Duerr’s Floats Road site, spending time with managers and staff, talking about their Olympic hopes and their inspirational journeys so far. Duerr’s will be tracking the athletes’ progress over the summer and cheering them on.

Duerr’s made steps to sponsor the trio after MD Mark Duerr attended a business breakfast hosted by former paralympian and motivational speaker Marc Woods. Marc Woods, himself the winner of a staggering 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games, spoke about the financial pressure that the young paralympians face, moving Mark Duerr, himself a keen cyclist, to get in touch and offer the firm’s support.

Mark Duerr comments: “With our strong British heritage, it seems natural that we support this fresh talent that will be representing our country on the world stage. The three paralympians are an inspiration to us all and it’s a bonus that they enjoy our products so much!”


Jam maker spreads more than marmalade

A new limited edition jar of Duerr’s marmalade will encourage the nation to swell with pride each morning as they tuck in to their toast.

QR codes on pack will direct breakfasters to 365 famous moments in British history. From Will and Kate’s first kiss on the balcony and Tommy Cooper’s famous sketches to Red Rum winning the Grand National and other peculiarities that make us British – there will be a new moment every day giving the nation a fresh reason to remember why it’s great to be British.

Marmalade has been the preserve of the British gentleman for generations, Winston Churchill loved the stuff, naming his cat ‘marmalade’ in honour of the orangey spread. Paddington Bear won’t leave home without a marmalade sandwich under his hat and is widely considered to be a taste of England, anywhere in the world.

Although best enjoyed from a mobile device over toast and marmalade, people can also access the daily delight through the Duerr’s website proud page or via social media channels: twitter.com/duerrs1881 and facebook.com/duerrs1881.

The QR code and crest appear on Duerr’s best-selling Seville Orange Fine Cut Marmalade, Seville Orange Half Sugar Fine Cut Marmalade, Seville Orange Thick Cut Marmalade, Spanish Grapefruit Fine Cut Marmalade and Ginger Chunky Preserve. They are stocked in Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, Co-op and Waitrose, RRP £1.39.