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Products I’m Loving Right Now: Spicy and Boozy Jams

I love sharing great product finds, especially those handmade goods that you know had lots of love poured into them. Anyone who dedicates their time and money to provide wholesome, great tasting, locally sourced small batch food products deserve our support and a huge shout out! These spicy and boozy jams deliver tender chunks of fruit that spread nicely even on the softest of breads and are laced with either booze or just the right amount of chiles to balance out the sweetness.

The Jam Stand

I came across The Jam Stand at a funky craft event put together by Bust Magazine in NYC a few months ago and have been meaning to share these for a while now. I loved every single flavor I tried from this artisan jam company based out of Brooklyn. I was intrigued at first with the names and then was blown away with the bold flavors. How could you not be drawn to names like the Drunken Monkey, Sweet Wino-nion, You’re My Boy Blue-Berry, very clever and cute. The Drunken Monkey, as you may have guessed, is made with bananas and rum, the Sweet Wino-nion jam with red onions and wine. Another one that I was immediately drawn to, of course, was the Razzy Gabby with a side of  Jalapenos! Sweet, tart and spicy.

Three Jams

After all the sampling I was hooked and wound up picking up a few jars. The spicy raspberry jam isn’t overly spicy but you definitely get a good kick that lingers for a bit. I also love that the ingredient list is short with just the essentials because that’s all we really need, no? Plain and simple fruit, sugar, spice, alcohol, lime but there’s nothing simple about the flavors. The fruit flavors are very prominent and so is the booze! Check out the whole berries in this blueberry jam! Plump, sweet and with a hint of bourbon flavor.

Jam Stand Blueberry jam

The Drunken Monkey didn’t last very long, one of my favorites next to the spicy raspberry. This will go great on scones, bread or you can warm it up and add it to ice cream for an interesting mix.  So many options with these jams, love it!

Jam Stand banana jam

The jams are available online via the Jam Stand’s online shop or contact them to find out where they’re going to be next.

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