Congleton based company Purple Laura has scooped a silver medal for her Deepest Darkest Peru marmalade at the Worlds Original Marmalade Festival. This is the third time in three years that Laura has won a silver award for her marmalades. In 2012 she won silver for her Hello World marmalade and in 2011 she won silver for her Seville and Spice marmalade.

“I was thrilled to win another medal, I’ve been doing this for three or four years now and it is great to be rewarded for your success”, she said, adding, “We are now working alongside Beartown Brewery now which is great because we both get the chance to show off the skills of people in the town”

As part of this collaboration with the Brewery she is making Beartown marmalade, Farmhouse Ale chutney and Kodiak Gold mustard for the brewery to sell in the Brewery shop in Spindle Street.

This year’s medal winner, Deepest Darkest Peru, is a rich dark marmalade and is inspired by the Paddington Bear stories.

The Worlds Original Marmalade Awards is an annual marmalade competition held at Dalemain in Cumbria. It was started 8 years ago and now attracts over 1000 entries for both the Artesian and homemade categories. Judges include: Pam Corbin of River Cottage fame, Dan Lepard baking columnist for the Guardian and Jonathan Miller from Fortnum and Mason.

Purple Laura’s awards winning marmalades and cakes can be found at Glebe Farm shop, the Tourist information centre, Holtom’s in Alsager and at her stall at Rode Hall and Alsager farmer’s markets. Purple Laura also specialises in cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

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