DALEMAIN MARMALADE AWARDS 2017
LEBANESE MARAMALDE MAKER, HOUSE OF MARMALADE CELEBRATES SUCCESS AS AN AWARD WINNER IN GLOBAL MARMALADE COMPETITION
RECORD ENTRIES FROM OVER 30 COUNTRIES
House of Maramalde, a small marmalade producing Lebanese business, is toasting their success having received a prestigious food award at the 12th World’s Original Marmalade Awards celebrations at Dalemain. With record entries from around the globe, this Award proves that their marmalade really is world class.
In 2017, almost 3,000 jars of marmalade were sent from countries as far away as South Korea, Greece, USA, Australia, Japan, and Lebanon. The Artisan judges this year, were a prestigious panel of food industry experts, including Sam Rosen-Nash from Fortnum & Mason and Dan Lepard, food writer and baking guru. The guest of honour at the festival was the Japanese Ambassador, who was delighted to attend and taste the entries ahead of plans for a Dalemain sister festival of Marmalade in Japan.
The festival extended over the three days from March 17th until march 19th, and took place in the Dalemain Estate, Cumbria United Kingdom.
“Lebanese marmalade maker Suha Haydamous won medals for two entries – her unusual Chocolate Fusion marmalade and another called Adma’s Original, named in honor of her late mother.” Cumbria news.
Her marmalades scooped Bronze awards in the 12th World’s Original Marmalade Awards, after impressing judges with their appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.
House of Marmalade launched its products in December 2015, between friends and family. It is a family run business by Suha Maamari Haydamous and her daughters. As an AUB graduate she worked as a Computer and Math instructor for years before she decided to do something she was passionate about; she started following her late mother’s marmalade recipes, and added to them a special twist. Marmalades, are a special type of preserve that are based on citrus fruits, more specifically bitter oranges. Suha mastered the initial recipe with as low sugar as possible, and started introducing new flavours to the original taste and now has over 5 tastes including Chocolate, Strawberry, Fig, Cranberry, Blueberry, Ginger & Orange. Her business also extends to baking while using her marmalades as a key ingredient in the delicacies she produces.