Our Taiwanese fruit preserves are just that—Taiwanese fruit and not much else. They’re so fresh, we almost wouldn’t call them jam; they're closer to a fruit sauce than to jelly. They feature large chunks of fruit, are lower in sugar than conventional versions, and are prepared in micro-batches to ensure the gentlest of processing.
We work with Dolly and Chin, jam makers in Taipei, who make these by hand in small quantities (we’re talking stockpot size) to preserve the nuances and aroma of the fresh fruit.
This set of four includes all of the flavors in our line:
Irwin Mango: made from Pingtung-grown Irwin mangoes that are sweet, tart, and firm and retain their pulpy texture as they cook
Mulberry: made from mulberries that are harvested at peak ripeness—as close to freshly crushed mulberries as you can get
Passionfruit Pumpkin: made from bright, tropical Puli passionfruit and a native Taiwanese pumpkin with earthy, sweet flavor
Red Guava: made from red guava that's been allowed to ripen until soft, lending a juicy and intense guava aroma to the final jam
About Our Jams
The jams we offer are a bit different than conventional spreads, which are typically firmly set and may use pectin as a gelling agent to achieve that uniform consistency. Ours are somewhere between juice and jam, between compote and preserve. No gelling agents are used, other than the pectin present in the fruits themselves, and the texture is much closer to fruit than jelly. And they are all-natural too: only fruit, lemon juice, and sugar are used in their preparation. The result is juicy and pulpy, heady with flavor and fragrance. But also lighter and less sweet than a regular jam.
We feel these jams capture the essence of Taiwanese fruits. They’re a perfect topping for toasts, biscuits, yogurt, oatmeal, and ice cream. Add them to baked goods, smoothies, cocktails, cakes, or even savory dressings and sauces—anything that needs a delicate note of fruit.
Tasting Notes and Usage
Irwin Mango: Sweet, juicy mango that will remind you of sinking your teeth into a fresh Irwin mango at a wet market in Taiwan
Our jams are not as sweet as conventional jams in the US, so don't be shy with the amount you use, especially when mixing into yogurt or drizzling on ice cream.
Layer it atop a panna cotta, stir it into oatmeal, glaze a vanilla pound cake, or spread it over fluffy milk toast. Try it in savory applications, too—our jam maker recommends it paired with shrimp.
Mulberry: Deeply sweet with a slight sour pucker, like crushing fresh mulberries between your fingers and into your mouth
Spread it over a toasted slice of rustic bread, bake it into a thumbprint cookie, or stir it into seltzer with fresh lime juice. Or, make a mulberry sauce to drizzle over sous vide chicken.
Passionfruit Pumpkin: Immediately bright, tart passionfruit and lemon, mellowed out by earthy-sweet pumpkin with a smooth, velvety texture and the crunch of passionfruit seeds
Bake it into a buttery hand pie, layer it into a multi-tiered cake, turn it into ice cream, or spread it over a thick slice of brioche.
Red Guava: Pure, intense guava flavor—floral and ripe—with chunks of fruit
Scoop it over clotted cream or creme fraiche on a scone, eat it with yogurt, or just spread it over plain toast with butter.
Ingredients and Instructions
Irwin Mango: Irwin mango, lemon juice, sugar
Mulberry: mulberry, lemon juice, sugar
Passionfruit Pumpkin: pumpkin, passionfruit, lemon juice, sugar
Red Guava: red guava, lemon juice, sugar
No artificial preservatives.
Best before printed date.
Chill before using. Refrigerate after opening. Best consumed within one month of opening. You won't have any trouble achieving this.
Specifications and DimensionsDimensions:
2.75" D x 3.75" H eachNet Weight:
280 g / 9.9 oz each