Darlington & Daughters Food from Britain (FFB) Buyers’ Guide

Mrs Darlington’s is a well established family run business in Cheshire which has been making its range of over 60 award winning curds, jams, marmalades, chutneys and sauces for 27 years. Mrs Darlington is still at the helm today and her aim remains the same as it always has – to craft delicious products with a truly homemade taste.

This Cheshire success story started back in 1981 when the Darlington family found themselves with a surplus of eggs from the family farm. Not wishing them to go to waste, Mrs Darlington decided to use the eggs to make a batch of her family’s favourite Lemon Curd and sold it to local shops. Over the following months requests started pouring in from customers asking if Mrs Darlington would consider selling her other homemade jams, chutneys, marmalades and sauces too. Soon the farmhouse was just too small and in 1985 farm buildings were converted into a new kitchen. Ladies from the local village were drafted in to help and Mrs Darlington’s daughter Sarah joined the team. Since then Mrs Darlington’s Preserves has just kept growing, relocating to even bigger premises in 1992; and her other daughter Wendy recently joining the family team too.

As a family we pride ourselves on excellent distributor partnerships; here’s a quote typical of the feedback we receive: “We love Mrs Darlington’s – a family business which produces a fabulous range of products. Once in the shops they sell and sell and sell. Try some instore tastings, you will be amazed by the results”. Minton & Donello, Herefordshire, UK.

Until recently we have largely only sought distributors in the UK and Ireland; but are now in a position to establish partnerships in additional countries.

The range includes :
Legendary Lemon Curd, Lime Curd, Orange Curd, Lemon & Lime Curd, Pineapple Curd with Malibu, orange Curd with Cointreau, Cherry Curd with Cherry Brandy, Medium Cut Orange Marmalade, Thick Cut Orange Marmalade, Three Fruit Marmalade, Grapefruit Marmalade, Orange Marmalade with Scotch Whisky, Ginger Marmalade, Shredless Orange Marmalade, Lemon & Lime Marmalade, Thick Cut Marmalade with Brandy, Sweet Apple Chutney, Autumn Fruit Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Apricot Chutney, Apple & Garlic Chutney, Farmers Pickle, Beetroot Chutney, Real Ale Chutney, Carrot Chutney, Mango Chutney, Apple & Mint Relish, Bramley Apple Sauce, Traditional Piccalilli, Red Onion Marmalade, Pickled Onions, Sliced Beetroot, Baby Beetroot, Red Cabbage, Pickled Shallots, Strawberry Jam, Raspberry Jam, Blackcurrant Jam, Apricot Jam, Blackberry & Apple Jam, Gooseberry Jam, Ginger Jam, Plum Jam, Rhubarb & Ginger Jam, Damson Jam, Morello Cherry Jam, Pimeapple Jam, Summer Fruit Medley, Seedless Raspberry Jam, Traditional Mayonnaise, Garlic Mayonnaise, Redcurrant Jelly with Port, Apple & Mint Jelly, Cranberry Sauce, Cumberland Sauce, Hot Horseradish Sauce, Creamed Horseradish Sauce, Mint Jelly, Tartare Sauce, Mint Sauce, Garlic Sauce, English Mustard, Wholegrain Mustard, French Mustard, Rosemary & Mint Mustard, Garlic Whoelgrain Mustard, Tewkesbury Mustard, Dijon Mustard, Brandy Mincemeat.