|my score card|
My entry for the jam contest was pickled strawberry jam. Although I knew that I would lose points because the jam was on the runnier side, I hoped that the flavour and unconventional pickled aspect of the jam would win me points. I came in fourth out of eight contenders. I am mighty proud of my meager accomplishment because I don't often get the chance to have my hard work judged by professionals.
All entries were evaluated in three categories: taste (flavour, aroma, originality, local ingredients); texture & appearance (set, mouth feel, distribution, colour, visual appeal, jar presentation); and technicality (well-sealed jar, correct headspace). There were a total of 25 points to be earned.
I brought a jar of picallily and red pepper jelly for the swap and left with summer berry wine jelly and jalapeno jelly. A successful night indeed.