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Dec 10, 2008 09:33 AM

Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Jam

Has anybody seen this seasonal item recently anywhere they sell Stonewall Kitchen? I know that Paper Source, Roche Brothers, and Whole Foods (amoung others) sell their products but I wasn't sure if any of those places carry the seasonal products. I can get to these stores, but none of them are really convenient so I'd rather know for sure before I go :)

I know I can order it online, but before I do that, i thought I'd check with fellow Chowhounders to see if anybody had noticed it. It sounds delicious/

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  1. Saw piles of them in the Paper Store in Bedford.

    1. At the Fruitcenter Marketplace in Milton (otherwise known as Milton Marketplace). There's a whole wall of Stonewall products when you first walk into the store, past the registers.

      1. There were piles of Holiday Jam at the Paper Store in Bedford? I know both of those places sell Stonewall Kitchen but I am looking for that particular product. Thanks!

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        1. re: massgirl

          Yes indeed,
          piles of Holiday Jam!!

          Granted, I was distracted by Lindt and Ghirardelli chocolates, singing christmas ornaments, and dancing and singing snowmen....

          does this reassure?:

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            That sounds delicious. Now, hounds keep your eyes open for us car-free Bostonians. Where can I find it on the T????

            1. re: BostonZest

              I saw it recently at Savenor's on Charles St.

              1. re: BostonZest

                Call WFM Fresh Pond. I know they have the regular ones, haven't checked for the holiday ones.

            2. re: massgirl

              Also at the Paper Store in Reading if that is closer for you.

            3. Has anyone tried it? I have an unopened jar I bought a few years ago, thinking to add it to a friend's Xmas gift. But I was disappointed in the other flavors I bought - love their Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam, but their fruit preserves/jellies/jams had weak fruit flavor and were overly sweet (even for me). I've been meaning to use it myself. I much prefer Trader Joe's house brand preserves, especially the raspberry and blueberry.

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              1. re: greygarious

                I love their roasted garlic and onion jam. I love it with Les Trois Petits Cochons’ Mousse Truffee and a nice multigrain cracker. Yum! Although I have never had their jams, I find myself always getting their chutneys. Although the holiday jam does sound intriguing.

                1. re: greygarious

                  I like the roasted jam and especially the Farmhouse Chutney. Anything else I have ever tried as far as fruit jams have been just short of medocre to totally blah. I mean, Smuckers is better. Seriously.

                  1. re: greygarious

                    So long as I can still find it, I am picking up a jar this weekend and I will report back. I am also hoping to find the Republic of Tea Holiday Tea but we'll see.

                    I have a jar of the Farmhouse Chutney but despite my best efforts I CANNOT get the jar open so I have yet to taste it. I go to the gym and do free weights but yet I can't even get a stupid jar open. Oh well. C'est la vie.

                    1. re: massgirl

                      You've probably already tried running putting the lid in hot water. Have you tried turning the jar upside down and slamming it onto the counter? You need to do it vertically, so the whole lid hits the counter at the same time.

                      1. re: greygarious

                        I have tried the hot water (and an elastic, and hitting the edge of the lid, etc etc) but I haven't tried your last suggestion, I'll try that tonight!

                      2. re: massgirl

                        RoT makes a delicious tea with Cranberry and Blood Orange that would fit the holiday theme, if you can't find Holiday Tea.

                    2. I found Holiday Jam at The Paper Store in Waltham. It is tasty stuff :) I recommend it. I haven't been able to find either Holiday Tea or the other version that is made by Republic of Tea but I haven't looked very hard either.

                      On a side note, I managed to get my Farmhouse Chutney open, finally. It was really really good. I was planning on using it for a curried cheese spread I was going to make for a family party but I am a dumba*s and left it out overnight after I opened it so I had to toss it. Ah well :) I can always buy some more!

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                      1. re: massgirl

                        Chutney left open overnight would have been fine; it IS a preserve, after all....

                        1. re: massgirl

                          The Holiday Tea was 99 cents a few months ago at the warehouse outlet in Rochester NH.
                          I don't know if it was just old stock or if they were discontinuing it, I guess I should open the one I bought and try it.

                          1. re: massgirl

                            I picked up a jar of this at Tags in Porter Square to add to a gift basket. I hope it's as good as this thread leads me to believe! What IS so good about it, anyway?