My Trip to Smucker’s and a Giveaway!

Last month I was able to visit the J.M. Smucker Company headquarters in Ohio. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I left Ohio feeling like I was part of the Smucker family.

Not only did I spend two days learning how to make pies, ice cream, cookies, coffee, and various other goodies, I also was able to meet several members of the Smucker family.  From the CEO to the folks in the test kitchen every single person I met represented the family values held so dearly by the founder Jerome Smucker.

Over the next several days I’ll be sharing with you baking tips, recipes, and even an ice cream tutorial video. But before I share tips I wanted to share with you one of my favorite parts of the trip.

The Smucker’s Store


If you are ever near Orrville, Ohio you must visit the Smucker’s Store, especially during the Christmas season. It is beautifully decorated and you can find all sorts of great Smucker’s products and gifts.

My favorite part of the store was the Christmas trees. Each tree was decorated for a different brand.

The Jelly Tree

The Peanut Butter Tree


The Pancake Tree

If you can’t get to Orrville, Ohio that’s okay too! I’ve got an awesome Smucker’s Gift Basket to give away to one reader.

Around the Family Table with Smucker’s Gift Basket


  • Crisco Baking Sticks- Butter
  • Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dunkin’ Seasonal- Mocha Mint
  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk- New Pop-top lid
  • Folgers Small Red Can
  • Folgers Stick Pack
  • Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pancake Mix- Funfetti
  • Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pancake Mix- Wildberry
  • Jif Natural Peanut Butter- 18 oz.
  • Jif-To-Go Creamy- 3/pk
  • Martha White Blueberry Muffin Mix
  • Millstone K-Cup- Hazlenut
  • Natural Peanut Butter Stirrer
  • Pillsbury Easy Frost- Cream Cheese
  • Pillsbury Pumpkin Cookie Mix
  • Smucker’s Hot Caramel Topping
  • Smucker’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Smucker’s Orange Marmalade
  • Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest- Strawberry
  • Uncrustables Sandwich Keeper
  • Uncrustables VIP Coupons (2)
  • White Lily All-Purpose Flour

To enter to win this awesome Around the Family Table gift basket leave a comment telling me your favorite jelly/ jam/ or preserve. Guess what…. I don’t like jelly at all- but I love strawberry preserves! Go figure! Giveaway ends December 8, 2011.

Comments

  1. Susan Kelly says:

    I prefer jam to jelly. Pretty much all kinds!

  2. amy marantino says:

    concord grape jelly

  3. What a fun trip! I love blackberry jam, yum.

  4. I’m not much of a preserves or jelly person, except for red pepper jelly…..yum! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Grape jelly is a huge hit in our house!

  6. Tiffany Bateman says:

    I love raspberry jam!

  7. We love strawberry preserves – jellies, not so much.

  8. Home made strawberry freezer jam every time.

  9. We used to live near Orville, OH–I miss the Smuckers store! I like their simply fruit preserves.

  10. I love fresh strawberry jelly yum! But my all time favorite thing is apple butter! Delicious!

  11. I love anything with strawberries! yum!!

  12. My very favorite is blackberry jam.

  13. I usually prefer jam to jelly, except for grape jelly which I only like on pb&j sandwiches. My favorite brand of jam is E.D. Smiths, but smuckers is a close second. Strawberry is definitely my favorite flavor of jam.

  14. homemade strawberry rhubarb jam is the best…but strawberry is good, too!

  15. I love grape jelly! It is the only kind I will eat.

  16. I prefer jam over jelly and I like just about any kind of berry flavor.

  17. My kids love grape jelly

  18. I love strawberry jelly.

  19. My favorite is raspberry or blackberry preserves!

  20. ElizabethL says:

    Anything berry disappears quickly at our house.

  21. Strawberry preserves are the best – chunky and delicious.

  22. Does Apple Butter count? LOVE me some apple butter. 🙂

  23. I love strawberry preserves on ice cream!

  24. I’m like you, I’m not a jelly fan, but I love preserves. My favorite preserves are strawberry and raspberry preserves. 🙂

  25. WOW What an awesome giveaway!

    My favorite is seedless raspberry jam! Yummo!

    This basket would be great to win……I have 6 kiddos and am the nieghborhood hang out.
    Our PB and J station is always open as well as our fruit bowl!

    Peace+
    Georgiann

  26. I love strawberry with my Jif peanut butter.

  27. I love pear preserves!

  28. I love blueberry jam… yummy!

  29. Hmmm…well, my very favorite is strawberry freezer jam, but seedless blackberry jam would probably be a tie. I don’t like the larger seeds, but I LOVE the taste!

  30. I love strawberry jelly, jam and preserves!

  31. Deborah Green says:

    Oops, I like marmalade, orange especially. Is it a jam or a jelly? I guess I could get up and go check, but I just left the kitchen. LOL

  32. I like strawberry jam!

  33. I like strawberry preserves for things like toast or english muffins. For pb&j sandwiches it’s grape jelly and creamy peanut butter.

  34. I’m with you — a strawberry preserves girl, all the way!

  35. Amy Hallagin says:

    I LOVE Red Plum Jam!! I prefer jam over jelly anyday!

  36. Love strawberry preserves…..Trip sounds like so much fun….

  37. I love Orange Marmalade. It takes me back to when I was a kid, my mom would make me toast in the morning with butter and orange marmalade. I still love it till this day and so do my girls!

  38. I’m a traditional grape jelly fan!!!! Can’t go wrong with it!

  39. My favorite is Strawberry-Rhubarb.

  40. Blackberry jam.

  41. This sounds like a FUN trip!! Strawberry jam is a favorite in our household although we like many different varieties.

  42. Blackberry jam! Yum!

  43. Strawberry preserves. Yum!

  44. Fun basket to win! Hmmm, hard to choose just one but definitely a berry, probably blackberry!

  45. I love orange marmalade : ) brings back memories…

  46. I’m a fan of Orange Marmalade.

  47. I like ALL jellies and jams but my favorite would probably be apricot.

  48. I LOVE strawberry-rhubarb jam….Delicious! What is a better combination than the perfect pairing of slightly bitter and tangy rhubarb with sweet, sweet strawberries…..put some peanut butter with it on toast and I am in heaven!

  49. Sounds like a great visit to Smucker’s, and what a great gift basket! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I too love the strawberry preserves.

  50. Any kind of spreadable fruit – we don’d do much sugar in our house. Strawberry, raspberry and peach are always good.

  51. Right now, I have no less than ten jars of Smuckers in my pantry. LOVE strawberry preserves and actually use the orange for My Orange Chicken.

  52. Abbygail M says:

    My favorite jam is my mom’s black raspberry jam. Sooo good!

  53. I love the Strawberry Preserves.

  54. I love Strawberry jelly the best! I sure hope I win becaus our household uses all of the products in that basket! Merry Christmas indeed!

  55. Mixed fruit!! I rarely get it since it only comes in the little jars but when I do, it always seems like my toast is a bit more like a restaurants – special 🙂

  56. My favorite it Raspberry Jam. Thanks, kathy

  57. I like strawberry jam.

  58. Apricot anything. What a neat basket!

  59. Smuckers Strawberry jam is the favorite around our house 🙂

  60. I love Strawberry jelly! Actually strawberry/rhubarb :o)

  61. Strawberry jelly is definetly my fave!!

  62. I love Strawberry jam and Smucker’s Low Sugar variety is excellent.

  63. I LOVE strawberry preserves!

  64. Way cool! Didn’t even know you could tour such a place! My fav is good ol’ grape jelly…

  65. I’m raspberry jam person myself 🙂

  66. Stephanie H. says:

    I love strawberry jam!

  67. I love anything peach 🙂

  68. Dionne Johnson says:

    We are HUGE strawberry jam people in this house!!!

  69. peach preserves!

  70. My favorite…that is hard, I love anything with sugar, so of course I would love jam. But raspberry is my first pick always and apricot is a close second. This is an awesome giveaway!

  71. Damson Plum Jelly….on warm buttered biscuits {{{drooling just a bit}}}

  72. Juanelle C. says:

    Just looking at the Smuckers basket is making me hungry!!! I LOVE orange maramlade!!!!! 🙂

  73. I LOVE my mom’s strawberry rhubarb jam. 🙂

  74. My grandma’s homemade raspberry jam is my favorite!

  75. Rachel Clark says:

    Neither of my favs are jams/jellies or preserves but I love orange marmalade and I use raspberry chipolte sauce on my biscuits or toast instead of jelly.

  76. My favorite is my own peach jam! So yummy and my boys love it too!!

  77. I love Strawberry freezer jam made from fresh strawberries! My mom used to make it when we were kids living in South CA. Nothing like it!

  78. Rachel Clark says:

    My favs aren’t jellies/jams or preserves. I love orange marmalade & I put raspberry chipotle sauce on my biscuits or toast.

  79. i like strawberry jelly and grape is a favorite for my family.

  80. I’m a fan of anything blueberry!!

  81. I love apricot preserves and grape jelly. The trip looks like it was great.

  82. It’s a toss up between strawberry preserves and apple jelly.

  83. dgsandbjsmom says:

    We love Smucker’s jam. I just bought some that we are going to try that is all natural with no high fructose corn syrup!

  84. Mmmmm…I love strawberry rhubarb preserves. Delish!!!

    shanrei at yahoo dot com

  85. courtney a says:

    grape jelly HANDS DOWN!!!

  86. I love the JIf to GO .. It make my life easy

  87. I love strawberry anything!

  88. I’ll be honest, I’m not much for jam, but I do like some slow cooker recipes that use preserves – one uses apricot and another uses raspberry.

  89. Strawberry jam! And now I need to find out how far I am from Orville, OH…the store sounds amazing!

  90. Our house loves anything strawberry!

  91. Grape jelly is my favorite

  92. Blackberry jam for me.

  93. I loveeee strawberry preserves specially if they’re Smuckers

  94. My favorite is mayhaw jelly 🙂

  95. Jessie C. says:

    I like strawberry jelly

  96. I love blackberry all-fruit spread.

  97. Strawberry preserves… blackberry jam!

  98. You were in my neck of the woods! We love the Smuckers store. They sell the best banana curd…..Anyhow, I prefer jam to jelly. Much easier to spread. Raspberry is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  99. Favorite by far is strawberry!!! Love it!!

  100. My absolute favorite is my grandma’s apricot preserves. But when I can’t have that, I like seedless blackberry jam!

  101. orange marmalade that isn’t too sweet

  102. Jennifer M says:

    Cherry Preserves. Mmmmmmmmmmmm my mouth is wattering now.

  103. My favorite is Blackberry Jam.

  104. I love blackberry jelly!

  105. Adina Milburn says:

    Strawberry preserves it my absolute favorite.

  106. love my mom’s homemade strawberry jam thanks

  107. Strawberry jam!

  108. oh, I don’t KNOW! I love strawberry jelly. That’s what we always have in the house. 🙂

  109. I love blackberry jam or preserves. Also once at the local farmers market my husband bought a jar of pineapple strawberry rhubarb jam, it was delicious

  110. I love raspberry preserves the best. I bet you had fun at Smucker’s!

  111. Gotta be Smuckers Simply Spreadable (I think that’s a type a jam)

  112. I love strawberry spread…like preserves, but smooth.

  113. I love it all, really, but my favorites are Orange Marmalade (my great grandmothers homemade was soooo good) and guava jelly.

  114. Most of the berries are great to me – strawberry, raspberry, blackberry!

  115. Im in Ohio and have NEVER been to see Smuckers!!!! I love jelly & I love jam! I would love to go see how it’s all made. I am going to check it out in March with my son for spring break. I love Strawberry jam!

  116. I love our homemade strawberry jam that we make each spring!

  117. I love most any jelly/preserves/jam. Never really did understand the difference.

  118. I love grape jelly!! It is a favorite at our house. And strawberry anything is a big hit.

  119. I like strawberry and blackberry.

  120. Strawberry Jam. Has to be Jam.

  121. I LOVE my strawberry Jam but when I run out Smucker’s is the next best thing.

  122. Amber Lindemann says:

    I prefer Strawberry jam.

    thanks for the opportunity to win.

    -a

  123. Melissa R says:

    Raspberry jam! Yum

  124. Strawberry jam or preserves are my favorite with peanut butter… but I also love raspberry too 🙂

  125. Strawberry, of course!

  126. Strawberry seedless jam is my all time favorite. Although I do love almost any flavor jam, jelly, and preserve!!

  127. Leslie M.P. says:

    Sour cherry preserves–my absolute favorite. But I do love strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry almost as much. Thanks for this giveaway!

  128. Natalie B says:

    I LOVE Strawberry Jam!!

  129. Blackberry jam is my favorite!!

  130. My favorite jam (because jelly is for suckers!) is my Gram’s blackberry jam. If you want my favorite store bought jam, it’s Smuckers Reduced Sugar Strawberry. LOVE it!

  131. I love any fruit preserve! What an incredible way to prolong the life of nutritious fruit so that we can enjoy it all year long. Especially strawberry jam!!

  132. I’m a strawberry preserves kind of girl.

  133. I love strawberry jam!

  134. Homemade Strawberry Jam…… Yum!

  135. I prefer orange marmalade. Mmmmm…. Thanks.

  136. I have always loved strawberry jam dearly, but this summer I discovered the pure joy of cherry jam! Now it is a toss up!

  137. I love making pear and apple butter!

  138. Raspberry jam is my favorite.

  139. I don’t usually splurge much on jellies and jams and preserves, but my son has been asking for Strawberry JAM lately.

  140. Anna Dingle says:

    I love all kinds but blackberry jam is my favorite!!

  141. I like apricot, but I LOVE hot pepper jelly!

  142. I’m with you on the jelly vs. preserves. BIG difference and I very much prefer the preserves.

  143. Andrea D. says:

    I love raspberry preserves. It is the best spread.

  144. I love Apricot!

  145. My favorite has always been one my mom made when I was young…strawberry-peach jam…MMM. I recreated it a few years back and it didn’t set up right but the flavor was delish! I hope to try it again now that access to fresh fruit has improved!

  146. I love raspberry jam!

  147. Kim Hanners says:

    We love peanut butter and grape jam sandwiches, but my Grandma makes a killer homemade blackberry jelly! She is 90 years old and goes out in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to pick the blackberries.

  148. Apple butter 🙂

  149. mmmm…marmalade!

  150. I love raspberry jam – homemade is best!

  151. I love seedless raspberry jam!

  152. I love Blueberry Preserves.

  153. Michele Laramay says:

    Homemade raspberry jam. Yum!

  154. Orange jam!! on toast, delicious!

  155. Natalya Hoak says:

    I’m not a fan of jelly either but I love apricot jam and strawberry preserves. Oh, and peach and blackberry. Too hard to choose just one flavor!

  156. I love strawberry peserves…..yum….on a piping hot biscuit……homemade….not canned.

  157. grape jelly and peach jam

  158. Rebecca L. says:

    I love my very own blueberry jelly.

  159. lyttlethingsmttr says:

    Cherry Preserves!!!! Yum, Yum, Yum

  160. I love strawberry jam! Definitely need to take a trip to the Smuckers store!

  161. I absolutely love fig preserves! It’s great on toast or biscuits and it’s also wonderful paired with goat cheese and rosemary in a tart.

  162. I have to say peach raspberry is hard to beat.

  163. I like strawberry jam the best

  164. strawberry jelly

  165. Carol Gifford says:

    I also love strawberry preserves!!

  166. love grape jelly, even though i know how much sugar goes into it!

  167. Strawberry preserves!!!

  168. I’m not sure I even know the difference between all of them, but I like them all! I make strawberry rhubarb jam, yum!

  169. Cherry Preserves1

  170. Strawberry preserves! and then blackberry. Lucky you for getting there to see all of that.

  171. I love cherry jam and apple butter too!!

  172. I love peace or any kind of berry jelly, or preserve.

  173. Strawberry jam!

  174. I like black raspberry jam—seedless!

  175. I like strawberry preserves

  176. At a local gift shop I found jalepano preserves that all my friends now love. Something to pour over cream cheese for a great tasting dip.

  177. I’m a sucker for the berry flavors of jams and preserves- red raspberry, blackberry, or strawberry! The chunkier the fruit, the better.

  178. I like strawberry jelly.

  179. I love concord grape jelly! Thanks for the give away!! Bettie

  180. my favorite jelly is strawberry

  181. Mmmm… Blackberry preserves are the BEST!

  182. We all LOVE my moms strawberry jelly

  183. I love orange marmalade! Close second is strawberry preserves.

  184. Awesome give away basket!!!! I like the sugarfree blackberry jam or the old orchard cherry jam .

  185. strawberry jam…. especially homemade strawberry rhubarb!

  186. My whole family loves strawberry jam.

  187. Averiesmom says:

    I love apple jelly!

  188. Tabitha T. says:

    Blackberry or red currant jam. Yummy!

  189. Elizabeth F says:

    I love anything blackberry or orange marmalade.

  190. Michelle finck says:

    I love homemade strawberry jam and pear/pineapple jam! So good on homemade bread! YUM!

  191. Hands down- Strawberry jam or preserves. Love the bits of strawberry.

  192. My fav is strawberry jam.

  193. Christina Self says:

    I LOVE STRAWBERRY PRESERVES!!

  194. I love them all! If I had to choose one, though, I’d pick strawberry preserves!

  195. I just love blueberry! But blackberry and strawberry are close seconds.

  196. I like 3 different kinds of Jellies/Preserves and I like them all 3 equally. I love grape jelly since I was a little girl. I don’t mind it with my biscuits or on toast but I LOVE a grape jelly and peanut butter sandwich. When it comes to actually enjoying my breakfast… be it biscuits or toast, BLACKBERRY PRESERVES are like crack to me. As long as it’s seedless though… the seeds kind of take away from my enjoyment. And finally there is Red Pepper Jelly. My aunt owned a restaurant in my home town… she served a great sandwich made of smoked sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and red pepper jelly. I would stuff myself on that after school during my teenage years.

    I’ve been to Ohio… but never to the Smucker’s store. I need to put that on my TO DO list when I visit Ohio again seeing as my husband is from there (I am in Alabama).

  197. I love apple jelly – reminds me of breakfast at my grandma’s!

  198. I LOVE Strawberry jam! I just canned my very own for the first time a month or two ago! It turned out so yummy!! 🙂

  199. Lynda Clark says:

    I don’t care much for jelly, I am definitely a jam or preserves kinda gal. I love Smucker’s sweet orange marmalade and their raspberry preserves.
    lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

  200. I’m also a strawberry preserves fan.

  201. I like strawberry jam.

  202. Great give-away and what a fun trip!!! My all time favorite is boysenberry jam. 🙂

  203. My all time favorite is my Mema’s strawberry preserves, or maybe her blackberry jam!

  204. I LOVE grape jelly on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  205. I love raspberry jam!

  206. I am like you…………I love…….love……..love Strawberry Preserves

  207. I was introduced to Mayhaw jelly when I lived in Louisiana and have been very disappointed that I can’t find it in the Midwest!

  208. Debbie Sloan says:

    Homemade biscuits with blackberry jam.

  209. Strawberry Freezer Jam

  210. I love Smuckers Orange Marmalade! The gift basket looks fantastic 🙂

  211. I love strawberry anything!

  212. Pepper Jelly we make and can in the summer. But from the store we love apricot preserves.

  213. I love Apple Jelly!

  214. Love, love, love raspberry jelly!

  215. I’ve started liking raspberry jam. As a kid I couldn’t get past the seeds., but now it’s a nice alternative to strawberry.

  216. I like preserves, too. Any flavor! Strawberry, peach, blackberry….

  217. I love cherry preserves

  218. Samantha R says:

    I love raspberry jam!

  219. scrapper al says:

    Does lemon curd count? Otherwise, I’m a simple grape jelly or strawberry jam girl.

  220. Marsha H. says:

    My fave jelly is raspberry, of course. It is dee-licious.

  221. Cindy Clayton says:

    Strawberry preserves are our family favorite, Smuckers is our favorite brand. :o)

  222. I like red raspberry jam!

    nmh001@lvc.edu

  223. Angela Stanley says:

    Strawberry preserves 🙂

  224. That’s real cool that you got to check out Smucker’s headquarters

  225. Yum, yum, yum. What a trip that must have been. I like strawberry jam.

  226. I love raspberry jam!

  227. What a great giveaway. Love strawberry jam!

  228. I formally loved regular ole grape jelly, however the baby I’m carrying does NOT like jelly at all!!!

  229. I’ve never been a jelly or jam girl either … it’s always been strawberry or raspberry preserves for me, but if I had to choose, it’d definitely be strawberry!

  230. My son LIVES on PB and Jelly sandwiches, it has to be Smuckers jelly. Seriously won’t eat anything else!

  231. We love grape jelly in our house!

  232. Evy Taracena says:

    Raspberry preserves!

  233. I also love their strawberry preserves! What a yummy gift basket.

  234. I love strawberry preserves, too!

  235. We are a strawberry preserve and grape family! My husband puts grape jelly on EVERYTHING!!! My daughter and I LOVE strawberry preserves!

  236. How neat that you were able to tour the Smucker’s headquarters! If I can’t eat my moms homemade cherry jelly than I’d have to say that strawberry jelly would be my favorite.

  237. Christa Brown says:

    I don’t really like either but I have a family of 4 who do!

  238. ooooooooohhhhhhhhh!! what a great giveaway. i don’t have a preference jam/jelly, but i love elderberry jelly & anything raspberry/blackberry. 🙂

  239. Melissa K says:

    Strawberry and grape jelly are faves in our house.

  240. Kristy LaVella says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Strawberry… gotta hide my own jar from my kids:)

  241. Somebody's Mimi says:

    If it says “Smuckers” it’s got to be good! I love ’em all!

  242. Veronica Mohler says:

    I love love strawberry jelly, grape jelly is always awsome with pb&j

  243. We love Jam in our house!!

  244. Heather A. says:

    I love fresh, homemade Concord grape jelly. Or fresh strawberry preserves, especially whipped with cream cheese as a filling for french toast!

  245. Hannah S. says:

    probably strawberry!!

  246. My favorite is pumpkin butter.

  247. Somebody's Mimi says:

    Oops, forgot to tell you.. I LOVE THE STRAWBERRY PRESERVE!!!

  248. I love blackberry preserves…..yummy!!!! 🙂

  249. Amy Keating Casey says:

    I love Strawberry but I am no longer allowed to have seeds, but my kids love the Strawberry. I am a grape person and my husband he loves blackberry. The Smuckers sugar free is superb. I love jelly, jam, any of the above. They are great on biscuits, toast, pancakes, rolls. Of course I am partial to Smuckers, I am an Ohio girl through and through. Thanks for the opportunity and glad you enjoyed your visit!!

  250. Thank you for giving me the chance for this! My whole family us exited! We love it all. I love strawberry and blackberry jams too!

  251. Raspberry and strawberry rhubarb jam!!

  252. Strawberry jelly and orange marmalade sandwiches are amazing!

  253. I love Smucker’s orange marmalade.

  254. I’ll pretty much eat any kind of fruit with added sugar! I love raspberry preserves to cook with and on my PB&J my favorites are apricot or peach. I am so envious of your trip! Can’t wait for future posts!! Merry Christmas

  255. Lorea ecklund says:

    Strawberry jam!

  256. Dauvy Ngy says:

    I prefer preserves or jam. I don’t like jelly. I LOVE blueberry the most! But black raspberry or black berry are my close seconds 🙂

  257. melissa fuller says:

    I would have to say blackberry & blueberry jam are my favorite.

  258. Raspberry – but has to be seedless 🙂 Yum!

  259. Shawnnelle says:

    I love strawberry jam and apple jelly, my 4 yr old loves elderberry jelly!

  260. I’m with you — strawberry preserves is and always will be my favorite. But over the years I’ve also grown to like other flavors like apricot and raspberry 🙂

  261. Strawberry anything!

  262. Paula George says:

    We love jam in our house! I prefer the blackberry or raspberry jam, but my boys love the grape jam. 🙂

  263. Kendra Myers says:

    Jam!! But I do like jalapeno jelly. It is great!!

  264. I like anything really…jams, perserves, jellies of anykind. On a dinner roll left over from dinner the night before with butter…..YUM!!!

  265. my daughter is a big fan of the strawberry jam with pb! but i love the raspberry and blackberry preserves!! i love seeds!!

  266. Love raspberry!

  267. We usually do strawberry or grape here. I do love orange marmalade but never have it unless it is on my mom’s baked ham. Yum!

  268. I love peach preserves!

  269. angel smith says:

    I would have to say that my favorite is either Strawberry or Peach preserves!!! Put either on of those on a hot buttered biscuit….I am a happy girl!!!

  270. michelle b says:

    Fun trip, I like strawberry jam.

  271. You are so generous offering this basket to win – what a great idea! I love homemade strawberry preserves and of course, apple butter! Thanks!

  272. It’s got to be grape jam on peanut butter sandwiches, and raspberry spreadable fruit on hot biscuits.

  273. I love grape jelly!

  274. The hands down favorite in our house is strawberry. We are teaching our boys to expand their horizons and they have found peach is a close second. Growing up I always bought my Grandma a candy cane filled with the mini jars of Smuckers. She would hold a tea party for us girls and would open a jar to serve on tea rusks while we sipped our tea and chatted. “Amazing” Grace passes away in September at age 91 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer/dementia. This will be one of the hardest Christmases in my life, second only to when my Daddy passed away in 1989.

  275. I love strawberry preserves, my husband introduced them to me, before that I was strictly grape jelly.

  276. Nicole Caroen says:

    I love raspberry! Thanks for the contest!

  277. raspberry, Raspberry, RASPBERRY!!!

  278. My fav jam is huckleberry!!!!!! Fav store bought would be strawberry!!!

  279. Melissa Stripling says:

    We love Strawberry Preserves & Apple Jelly!

  280. I am a strawberry jelly girl all the way. Nom nom nom.

  281. I love Concord Grape Jelly! A sweet memory I have of my late mother in law is her eating strawberry preserves over her eggs. I didnt think it would taste good but how I would love to make her some today! 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win that lovely basket! Would definitely come in handy this holiday season! 🙂

  282. I like the weird varieties like guava or passion fruit.

  283. I’ve loved grape ever since I was a kid. I prefer jam over jellly though, it spreads better.

  284. Jennifer J says:

    Strawberry all the way!

  285. I love Smuckers concord grape jelly! Ever try it on garlic bread??? It is AMAZING!!

  286. Shelley Devers says:

    My favorite jelly is strawberry but I like all different kinds. I make zuchinni jelly in the summer and it is really good too with strawberry or raspberry flavoring.

  287. Michelle W says:

    It’s a toss-up between grape jelly and strawberry preserves. Guess it depends on my mood! 🙂

  288. I love strawberry preserves on top of warm toast with peanut butter! Yum, I’m getting hungry.

  289. strawberry preserves

  290. There is nothing like good old concord grape jelly!

  291. I love my grandfather’s homemade raspberry jam. However, since I can’t get that because we’re so far away, I stick to Smucker’s Low Sugar Grape!! 🙂

  292. My favorite is seedless blackberry jam. YUM!

  293. I LOVE blackberry jam…..but in a pinch ANY jam will do 🙂

  294. Kisti Huffman says:

    I love blackberry jam. 🙂

  295. Grape, I know it is boring but I love grape jelly. This sounds like a amazing trip to me.

  296. Strawberry Spreadable Fruit! THE best. Raspberry and apricot spreadable fruit for thumb print cookies later this week!

  297. Red Raspberrry preserves is my favorite…..I love to use it along with strawberry to make my favorite fruit dip!!!!

  298. I love strawyberry Jam and each year my family makes homemade jams!

  299. Strawberry jam is the way to go!

  300. Kim steadman says:

    I looove orange marmalade…yummers!

  301. I LOVE strawberry preserves. I could eat it on anything. I even like to melt it in the microwave for a few seconds and make a strawberry drizzle for ice cream. Yummy!

  302. It would have to be home made apricot preserves. Or grape jelly. Or boysenberry preserves. Or maybe strawberry preserves. I like a lot!

  303. Love Jam….especially Blackberry or Raspberry….yum!!!!

  304. That looks awesome would love to win

  305. Love concord grape!! Gift basket looks awesome!!
    And thanks for the info on your trip! Never new where it was located and what they had to offer. Good to know!!

  306. I like strawberry preserves.

  307. We love strawberry preserves!

  308. I love pretty much all jellies and jams, especially on PB. BUT my favorite is always apple butter!!

  309. love me some boysenberry!! I do love grape too though.

  310. We like blackberry, strawberry, and grape fruit spread.

  311. Oh, I’m with you–Strawberry preserves is the BEST! But I admit that I like EVERYTHING! Spreadable fruit is my favorite.

    Would so love to win this!

    smenzmer@gmail.com

  312. Apple Jelly is my favorite!

  313. Peach jelly is my favorite!

  314. Debbie Stevenson says:

    I love Strawberry Jam. The kids love Grape Jam.

    Plus, jam is a lot less messy on a Peanut Butter sandwich 🙂

  315. I LOVE plum preserves!

  316. Absolutely Strawberry Preserves! I love having chunks of fruit in my jelly and strawberries are the best with peanut butter! What a great giveaway, thanks!

  317. Jennifer Hayes says:

    I’m a strawberry preserves kinda girl. Never got to have it in the house when we were growing up since our mother was allergic to strawberries. Now I’ve always got it on hand.

  318. I love blackberry, grape, strawberry, and raspberry preserves!

  319. liberte' a says:

    My FAVORITE is their rasberry preserves on my english muffins.mmmmmmmmmm!!!

  320. I love the Strawberry Preserves, always have 2 on hand in the pantry incase I run out!

  321. I absolutely love raspberry jelly and mint jelly! Yummy! Oh, and being from Arizona a great jalapeno jelly as well!

  322. Cherry preserves … mmmmmmm!

  323. Renee Rayder says:

    My daughter is CRAZY about blackberry jam.

  324. Strawberry jam!

  325. Anna Thompson says:

    I recently discovered my love for raspberry jam that I never knew I had been ignoring all these years! I can’t seem to get enough! On toast, in oatmeal, with peanut butter, on crackers, pretty much anything that isn’t nailed down!

  326. Cindy Muldoon says:

    Strawberry preserves – the best!!!

  327. Cameron S says:

    I love strawberry preserves!

  328. tiffanie h says:

    i love strawberry and blackberry jam

  329. I had NO idea there was a Smuckers store! Wish I lived close enough to visit. I don’t like jelly, but I love raspberry or blackberry jam!

  330. Tiffany M says:

    I like strawberry or blackberry jam.

  331. Smuker’s is the only thing we use, any flavor always on the shelves .. Love to go visit Looks like a bunch of fun..

  332. Strawberry and raspberry are my favorites!

  333. My favorite jelly is Strawberry 🙂

  334. Raspberry is my absolute favorite, but I love lemon curd a close 2nd.

  335. I prefer jam, and as far as flavor I would have to say good ole grape! Yum, yum!

  336. I love the plum jam my Grandma used to make from her own plums. Yum!!

  337. Smucker’s Orchard Fall Harvest Cinnamon Apple is my favorite. Other than sandwiches it goes great on pancakes, oatmeal, muffins, and granola.

  338. Strawberry-rhubarb is my absolute favourite, followed by Strawberry jam with BIG chunks of strawberries.

  339. Carmel Steindam says:

    I grew up eating strawberry preserves on my peanut butter sandwiches, Mmm, that is my favorite, too! I have recently discovered orange marmalade. It’s the best on warm biscuits!

  340. My favorite is the Red Raspberry on toast.

  341. I love cherry jam but the kids like grape jelly. We eat it all!

  342. I’m a plain strawberry jam girl. No pbj is right without it. 🙂

  343. Diana Armbright says:

    I love grape and apple jelly. I remember making grape with my mom.

  344. Mom24jewels says:

    I love strawberry and so do the kids 🙂

  345. Love grape Jam. Reminds me of “grape butter” my elderly Aunt and I used to make.
    LOVE Smuckers.
    Thank you.

  346. Strawberry Preserves are my favorite!

  347. Kathey Lewis says:

    We only had Smuckers grape jelly while the kids were growing up! Now we have blackberry seedless preserves and strawberry preserves. Yummy!

  348. Awesome giveaway! I like blackberry preserves. Thanks!

  349. Favorites are apricot & blackberry jam! Great giveaway 🙂

  350. My favorite is blackberry jam. Although I do like to switch to strawberry jam once in awhile. I love Smuckers!!! Thanks for doing a give away. 🙂

  351. I LOVE apricot All Fruit preserves!!

  352. Sharon Kenney says:

    Buon giorno!!! Come stai? Ciao from Naples, Italy~ Wanted to post how much I LOVE jam & jelley & peanut butter for that matter!! Living here in Naples, Italy and being around the military base~ we are able to get these “American Stables” here. Sometimes not always fresh, but at least we get them. Nothing is better, in my option, than a fresh PB& J sandwhich & a cold glass of milk,(the milk is a little issue & so is the bread) comes frozen from Germany, but hey~ we still get it!! Been here a year now & miss our beloved VA home!! Would love to be considered for the contest & who knows~ I might even get out on the Italian ecomony & try the Italian PB & J~ not there yet!!!LOL In the land & home for pizza~ Ciao & thanks so much
    Sharon Kenney

  353. My favorite is still grape jelly, for a good pb&j sandwich!!

  354. I prefer strawberry preserves, but we have used raspberry in cookies, and I sometimes make chicken with apricot preserves. My posts that talk about fruit preserves are here:

    http://virginiaknowles.blogspot.com/2010/12/little-creativity-joy-honey-apricot.html
    http://virginiaknowles.blogspot.com/2008/04/were-jamming-with-berries-plus-words-of.html
    http://virginiaknowles.blogspot.com/2011/01/fruit-filled-memories-fresh-citrus.html

    Virginia

  355. love apple jelly

  356. Christine says:

    Raspberry Jam!!

  357. my favorite is cooked raspberry jam, I learned to make it from my mom

  358. Love the apricot and raspberry preserves!

  359. Our house loves Apple Butter! Yum!!!

  360. I like the classics – grape is the best. 🙂

  361. Hi,
    This would be so cool to win!! My son loves jelly and peanut butter sandwiches, he would go crazy over this basket!!
    We are big fan of grape jelly in our household.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Pam P.

  362. I LOVE pear butter. It’s like apple butter but oh so much more awesome!

  363. my favorite is smuckers no sugar added blackberry jam. We have several jars in our pantry at all times 🙂

  364. My family only uses the squeeze strawberry spread! I stock up when it is on sale!

  365. I love Smuckers strawberry jam!

  366. I love homemade strawberry rhubarb jam!!

  367. I love strawberry jam!

  368. Rebekka Sordiff says:

    What a wonderful experience! My favorite is a toss up between strawberry preserves and apricot preserves, they are both so yummy. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fantastic basket..

  369. I am with you…strawberry preserves all the way!

  370. angie hull says:

    Yum! blackberry jam is my favorite!

  371. My favorites in this order: Strawberry, Grape, & Apple. What a lovely gift basket!

  372. Tara Bakaj says:

    we make a fierce sour cherry jelly!!! sooo amazing!! but our boys love strawberry too!!

  373. Jessica B says:

    My favorite is Pepper Jelly! Especially with cream cheese and Ritz crackers! Yummy!

  374. It’s a tie between orange marmalade and blackberry preserves….YUM!! Sounds like you had so much fun on your trip. Glad that you got to go! 🙂

  375. Folgers Small Red Can and Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pancake Mix- Funfetti

  376. Patricia R. says:

    I love the Strawberry Spreadable Fruit

  377. I love apricot preserves.

  378. We love the raspberry preserves especially this time of year for our thumb print cookies we give as Xmas gifts! The kids make the thumbprints 🙂

  379. My favorite is strawberry jam. Hubby only eats pb&j with it 🙂

  380. Becky Milstead says:

    We are big fans of grape jelly. My hubby will eat almost any kind of jam/jelly but the kiddos prefer grape, so that’s what we buy the most.

  381. I enjoy raspberry jam! The texture is what I love the most!

  382. Strawberry, hands down! Oooh, yum.

  383. Our household favorite is Smuckers Simply Fruit Red Raspberry! My husband read a book last year before switching CFO jobs. The book, Hit the Ground Running by Jason Jennings was a great read, but the conversations with Tim & Richard Smucker were by far my favorite. I have such respect for them and their company.

  384. My favorite is strawberry jam!

  385. Greta Dees says:

    putting a trip to Smuckers on my list. We like grape jelly

  386. Lee Ann Kaplan says:

    I LOVE Cherry Preserves!!!!

  387. Christina Morse says:

    I like Orange Marmalade!

  388. I love blackberry and raspberry jam!!

  389. I’m good with most kinds of jelly, but I’m partial to concord grape jelly, particularly welch’s, but any kind will do.

  390. I love raspberry jam the best!

  391. I like almost every kind…blueberry is my favourite, followed by red raspberry preserves. I’m not a huge fan of grape..it wouldn’t be my first choice at the grocery store, but I would eat it if I had to!

  392. My favorite is apricot preserves 🙂

  393. I love raspberry jam!

  394. Definitely strawberry jam!

  395. Is there anything other than blackberry jelly?

  396. Melanie Moss says:

    My favorite Smuckers product is the Strawberry. Any way they sell it. Jam, Jelly, or Preserves. Another cute comment, growing up I had a teacher named Mr. Smucker, and at the end of the school year each student in the class brought him a Smuckers product. !!!

  397. We have different favorites in our house! But my favorite is strawberry preserves.

  398. colleen haywood says:

    the seedless raspberry jam is our fav!

  399. Sara McGill says:

    I Love Strawberry, Grape and Apple Jellies!!

  400. Christine Morda says:

    I am a strawberry preserves kind of girl!

  401. Jen mathews says:

    I love strawberry preserves! If I won this I would give it to the family in need that we are sponsoring for Christmas.

  402. I love blackberry jam! It is kind of a canning process, but tastes wonderful. I love strawberry preserves and spreadable fruit. Thanks for the chance to win! I live in Lexington, Ohio and have never visited Smuckers. Must do this!

  403. My fav has to be the blackberry preserves from Silver Dollar City. Love that stuff!

  404. Raspberry preserves. With peanut butter. On whole wheat toast!

  405. Awesome giveaway! I love allllll jelly/jams/preserves!! My most favorite would have to be orange marmalade though! 🙂

  406. apple jelly is my favorite 🙂

  407. Laurie Duffy says:

    What a fun giveaway! 🙂 I think my favorite preserves would be a toss up between sour cherry and apricot…

  408. I prefer strawberry preserves but jam would be my second choice:) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  409. My favorite jam is blueberry.

  410. We love jams and preserves! What a wonderful give away!

  411. Mixed berry preserves are so yum!

  412. Mmmmm, apple butter! Is that a jam?

  413. I love Smuckers Strawberry Reduced Sugar Fruit Spread-my favorite!

  414. definitely strawberry preserves!

  415. I love blueberry natural style without suger added.

  416. Laura Hauser says:

    Love strawberry jam on top of peanut butter on fresh toast. Yum!!

  417. so hard to pick just one, but I do love apple butter!

  418. I love cranberry anything!

  419. Kristin Doherty says:

    I just started eating jelly this year….Never ate it before.

  420. toss up between strawberry and grape smuckers all the way love their jams etc ….

  421. I like Strawberry preserves

  422. Malika Clayton says:

    My favorite jelly is Apricot Jalepeno that I buy from the farmer’s market here in town. Grape jelly is a house favorite though. It is one of the few items my husband will absolutely not go without.

  423. Rachel Garcia says:

    My fab is plain ol grape jelly 🙂

  424. Heather Smith says:

    I LOVE Grape Jelly and Strawberry Preserves. The Grape on my sandwiches the Strawberry on toast and pancakes!! 🙂

  425. My favorite is grape jelly.

  426. I love blackberry jam, so yummy!

  427. Kathy McCarty says:

    Mom’s homemade Strawberry Preserves! Sorry Smucker’s you have to admit nothing is better than Momma’s home cookin’.

  428. My fav. is strawberry jelly, my friend made me last year, and i cant stand strawberries. But I could eat it with a spoon. Yummy!!!

  429. jody matza says:

    my sauce for cocktail franks is so tasty with the secret ingredient…all fruit grape jelly! Goes over very well at the holidays.

  430. I love, love, love raspberry preserves. On toast. With tea. Mmmmm…

  431. Doriann Dumler says:

    I LOVE red raspberry preserves!! My mom always had it in the fridge growing up. My favorite putting it with butter on a hot biscuit fresh out of the oven…yum!

  432. Raquel Atchison says:

    Smucker’s Raspberries!! 🙂 my dad always gets the sugar free bc he has diabetes, and it taste sooooooo good! :0)

  433. Love the strawberry preserves! YUM! Sounds like a fun trip!

  434. Crystal Bond says:

    We love strawberry in our house, but blueberry is my personal favorite!

  435. Sara Reynolds says:

    Strawberry Preserves, but when I was little my grandma always had a jar of Orange Marmalade which was always a special treat for me.

  436. Tough choices……have to go with raspberry jam. Takes me back to my childhood days of of picking sun warmed raspberries right from the bushes 🙂

  437. I love peach jam and strawberry, oh and raspberry.

  438. penny pincher/ Leslie M. says:

    strawberry jam.

  439. My favorite all time was Smucker’s apple cinnamon which is no longer made. One christmas after it was taken off the market. They did a special and I bought a whole case for my mom and I. I would live for them to ring it back as a temporary special. 🙂

  440. Strawberry is my family’s favorite 🙂