Renowned Taiwanese jam and preserves maker has won a prestigious UK Prize
Fending off competition from more than 3000 other competitors from 40 countries, Ke Ya (柯亞), founder of Keya Jam, won a Double Gold award for her Orange Blossom, Kumquat & Yellow Lemon Marmalade in the artisan and small producer category at the 2019 World's Original Marmalade Awards.
Although three other marmalades won Double Gold awards (the others being from the Netherlands and Syria respectively), hers was the only one to receive a full score of 20 from the judges.
The jury was made up of journalists, business leaders and people well respected in the food industry. Submissions were evaluated from mid February with the winners announced on March 15, according to the event's website.
Winning a Double Gold award denotes a marmalade of incredibly high quality and those products will be sold at upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason in their famous Piccadilly Store, the event's website said.
Ke Ya also visited the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, where she was welcomed by Representative David Lin.