With its quirky name, ruby red appearance and tart taste, the Chuckleberry is fast becoming the ‘berry of the moment,’ according to Cottage Delight.
The speciality food company, which has been making traditional preserves in Staffordshire for over 40 years, has recognised the potential of this berry with the creation of Chuckleberry Jam, the latest addition its range of award-winning jams, marmalades, curds and honeys.
Chuckleberry Jam has a tarter flavour than the more commonly known blackcurrant. This dark and juicy berry is a blend of the redcurrant, gooseberry and jostaberry (a cross between a blackberry and a gooseberry).
This preserve not only creates a topping for cheesecakes and a filling for crumbles but can be used as an accompaniment to vanilla ice cream or Greek yoghurt, or spread on crumpets and bread for a snack.
Made in small batches using traditional open copper pan methods, Cottage Delight’s jam makers, who between them have over 103 years’ jam making experience, use the freshest berries picked in mid-July to retain their tart flavours.
Suitable for vegetarians and gluten-free, Chuckleberry Jam is available from independent retailers across the UK from the end of this month priced at £3.30 RRP.