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veggielover Sep 2, 2010 07:14 AM

What's the best brand of raspberry jam?

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    Harters Sep 2, 2010 09:44 AM

    Almost invariably I buy jams from the farmers' market - but for commercially available raspberry jam, I think I'd go for Wilkin & Son.

    1. mels Sep 2, 2010 10:48 AM

      Only available on their website, at their farm, or their satellite farm stand...Roses Berry Farm in Glastonbury, CT. It has seeds (which I like, I know some don't) and is the most phenomenal raspberry jam I've ever had. Not to sweet, the right hit of tartness, the only ingredients are berries, sugar and pectin.

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        maxie Sep 2, 2010 12:27 PM

        For widely available jam, I choose Darbo.

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          veggielover Sep 3, 2010 07:25 PM

          I bought a jar to make a linzertorte and liked it. Thanks.

        2. Jen76 Sep 2, 2010 04:48 PM

          The kind I make myself. But, if I run out, then Bonne Maman is my preference for nearly any type of jam.

          http://www.amazon.com/Bonne-Maman-Ras...

          1. greygarious Sep 2, 2010 07:31 PM

            I think Trader Joe's Fresh Raspberry Preserves, in an octagonal 17.5 oz glass jar for $3.49 is out of this world. It really tastes like just-crushed raspberries. The whole range of fruits in that TJ's line is excellent but the Raspberry is the best by a nose. I wasn't as happy with the Apricot as I'd hoped to be, since I was hoping for something as good as the Simon Fischer Apricot Butter I used to get when I was a kid on Long Island, and have never found in the Boston area.

            It is definitely a lot better than the farmer's markets and boutique preserves I have had, and surpasses my own homemade raspberry jam, which I will never again make (as long as TJ's doesn't read this and discontinue the line, as they seem to do with anything I am wild about!).

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              Jen76 Sep 2, 2010 08:11 PM

              I forgot about TJ's raspberry preserves. I think raspberry is their best "flavor."

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