The Fruit Garden by Pierre Marmonier is an artisanal jam brand that fuses French Heritage with Filipino Flare.
Each fruit jam is cooked in the French tradition of small batches in copper cauldrons. It’s 100% natural, all with a minimum of 60% fruit content, and no additives or preservatives.
Every Christmas season, they release limited edition luxury fruit jams in elegant packaging. This year, the Luxury Jam collection is inspired by French designer Valérie Combe Laboissiere.
Here’s what’s to expect from the Fruit Garden’s 2017 Festive Collection…
TFG 2017 festive collection has been created by French designer Valérie Combe Laboissiere. Valerie worked for several textile design houses in Europe and specially for the famous haute couture maison Yves Saint Laurent where she specialized in patterns for clothing and scarves. She was commissioned to create a drawing around fruits. Her drawing has further been adapted to the boxes.
You can find their products in most of the 5-star hotels in Manila, Rustan’s, and online merchants (Honestbee, Speed Regalo, Manila Wine).
The Discovery Set (₱405, 30g net each)
It’s a good sampler set to give to foodies for them to experience different kinds of flavors.
Valerie Set (₱1,050, 120g net each)
You get to choose your flavors for the Discovery and Valerie Sets.
I love the Strawberry Banana, citrusy Lemon Marmalade from Negros, and tangy Pineapple Mango from Tagaytay.
The Columbus Coffret (₱690, 45g net each)
Their bestseller is the Columbus Coffret. It contains 8 new and unique flavors only available for this season (Strawberry Lemongrass, Mango Violet, Mango Banana Anis, Strawberry Peach, Orange Spices, Hibiscus, Calamansi Ginger, Mango Lime).
The Gift Box (₱530, 120g net each)
The gift box allows you to choose any three assorted jams.
The bestsellers are the Strawberry, Mango Lavender, and Calamansi Orange.
The Wave Set (₱650, 129g net each)
The wave set is a sparkling treat, with two new yummy jams with edible glitter that blissfully capture the festive season.
Includes Sweet Dreams (mango, peach, apricot and passion fruit) and Purple Paradise (pineapple and berry fruits), which is very pineapple-y and fruity, with Christmas notes because of the cloves, cinnamon, and other spices.
The Gazebox Box (₱425, 250g net each)
They have 2 new flavors–French Caramel and Tri Citrus Marmalade.
The Tri Citrus Marmalade is a bit bitter, with small chunks of very soft citrus zest, while the French Caramel is lusciously salty, buttery, and sweet.
The Beatrice Coffret (₱1,450)
Includes Tri Citrus Marmalade (250g net), Truffle Honey (120g), one fruitcake, two tea boxes, and one 120g jam.
The Fruit Cakes are soaked in rum and topped with fruits, nuts, and a lot of other goodies.
With the Truffle Honey jam, you get the balance of sweet honey and aromatic truffle.
The Camille Coffret (₱960, 250g net)
Choose between Tri Citrus Marmalade or French Caramel with one fruitcake.
The Fruit Garden has a 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 flavors, and Summer Days made from red fruits.
We’ve always been fans of The Fruit Garden. Every year they come up with 15 new flavors that continue to surprise us. I love the quality of the products and elegant packaging, perfect as a great foodie gift this 2017 Christmas season!
For something special, I recommend the dazzling Wave Set with edible glitter and notes that remind me of warm Christmas mornings.
Better order in advance as stocks can run out even if it’s only just November. 🙂
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of The Fruit Garden. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.