V Smiley, the company’s namesake, looks to disrupt the preserves world by swapping out the standard refined white sugar for a richer (and more natural) substance: honey. Wild honey is the first thing you’ll smell as soon as you open a beautifully designed jar of her preserves. With no thickeners or preservatives whatsoever, this jam is pure cherry, accented with a bright floral undertone, courtesy of the rosehip and hibiscus, all grown right on her family farm. The texture is unlike any jam or jelly we’ve ever tasted, and the flavor... quite honestly, we’re gobsmacked. We’re wowed. These preserves have got us all… well, smiley.
V was never interested in “doing the right thing.” Although she gained her culinary chops working in restaurants across the West Coast where refined white sugar is the gold standard of traditional technique, wherever she went, she spread her belief that honey was the superior sweetener. Even when it came to making preserves. We’re glad she stuck to her guns, because these jams are simply un-bee-lieveable.
Tip of the Tongue:
A sweet treat that’ll bring a smile to mom. She will be able to spread this on her morning toast or dollop it on her afternoon yogurt. If she’s more of a pro in the kitchen, she may think outside of the box (that you just sent her) and try it as a glaze for duck breast.
Cherries, honey, lemon juice, almond extract, dried rosehips, dried hibiscus flowers. Caution: May contain pits.
- Contains treenuts.