The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand, famed for using natural local and international fruits cooked in traditional French-style recipes.
For this festive season, the company produced Christmas-themed jams in a lovely Toile de Jouy packaging, perfect for gift giving.
Here’s what’s to expect from the Fruit Garden’s 2016 Festive Collection…
Owner Pierre started making his jams seven years ago when he got frustrated by the lack of good jams in the market.
What makes his French-style jams stand out is the quality of taste and high fruit content (60%). He prepares his jams in small cauldrons and batches.
You can find their products in most of the 5-star hotels in Manila and selected retails stores like Rustans and online merchants.
Their new 2016 packaging designs are inspired by the 18th-century French fabric Toile de Jouy, which was given a twist by incorporating vibrant modern colors.
Columbus Coffret (P680) 8 x 45g
Their bestseller is the Columbus Coffret. It includes eight exclusive flavors only available this Christmas season.
The Mango Yuzu, Apricot Passion, Raspberry Violet, Calamansi Ginger, Hibiscus or Cherry, Lemon Poppy, and Berry Spices all packed in new bottles at 45 grams.
Our three favorite flavors are the Lemon Poppy, Raspberry Violet, and Apricot Passion.
We like the tangy lemon poppy jam because they use lemons coming from Negros, plus the poppies give it that nutty, candy taste.
The Gazebo Box (P425) 250g
They also have the Christmas-themed jam called the Orange Gingerbread Marmalade offered in its own (Gazebo) box.
Orange with a little bit of ginger and yummy cookie flavor…
…ideal for pairing with pancakes, yogurt, and panettone.
(Note: Only available for the 2016 Christmas season)
The Wave Set (P650) 2x 120g
For a sparkling treat, the wave set offers two yummy jams with edible glitter that blissfully capture the festivities of the season.
Christmas Dream is made from mix berry (blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry) jam with spices and edible gold glitters. Cheese, apricot, and almond slivers would be excellent pairings.
Christmas Morning is made from apricot, almond, and edible gold glitters. Perfect for breakfast, yogurts, bread, and pancakes.
(Note: Limited Edition flavors and the best foodie gift only available for this 2016 Christmas season.)
Discovery Set (P405) 6 x 30g
Unlike the Columbus set that’s fixed, the discovery set allows you to choose from any of The Fruit Garden’s classic jams.
We love how they collaborated with Filipino farmers and produced these lines of local fruit jams. Citrusy lemon marmalade from Negros, aromatic pink guava jam from General Santos, and tangy pineapple raspberry jam from Tagaytay.
The Gift Box (P520) 3 x 120g
Choose 3 from any of their classic assorted jams.
The Reims Coffret (P1050) 5 x 120g
Choose 5 from any of their classic assorted jams.
Ceylon Tea. The Fruit Garden is releasing a new line of carefully picked Ceylon Tea from Sri Langka.
They also have the classic Earl Grey Tea, a tea called Calm Morning with orange peel and lemon flavor, and Summer days made from red fruits.
Overall, we love The Fruit Garden for the exceptional quality and reasonable prices.
For an impressive gift, we suggest their bestselling Columbus Coffret. For something special this season, try the Orange Ginger Marmalade, which will surely remind you of warm Christmas mornings.
These jams aren’t just a treat for the taste buds but also a for the eyes. Their new French packaging makes their artisanal jams an even more luxurious gift for your family and friends!
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were guests at Pierre Marmonier’s home where we sampled some of his products. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. This is Anton’s favorite foodie Christmas gift to business friends because the packaging is classy, the product is awesome, and foodies love it!