Hanks Jam Blog
We've been busy cooking up a refresh of our labelling. Designed as a result of the new labelling laws from July 1 2018, the labels need to state the country of origin. The new labels will reveal where products are produced, grown, made and packed, as well as what percentage of the ingredients come from Australia.
According to the Government, it’s been introduced to help Australians better understand what they are buying.
So we took the opportunity to freshen up our brand at the same time, tackling the retail 285g jars first off. We'll be working through our range over the coming months. Keep an eye out at your local Stockist for the new look.
But remember it’s still the best jam anywhere….
Last December a NSW farmer came to Hanks door directly selling his blood plum
surplus crop. Hank’s is always supportive of local farmers from NSW so we did not
hesitate to purchase a great quality product.
We took these beautiful plums straight into the Kitchen and got to work making
our famous Blood Plum Jam.
We know this Jam has an almost cult-like following, so don’t miss out!
You can buy it online right here.
We are very proud to announce a selection of Hank's Jams including our Pear & Vanilla Jam (R.P.A. endorsed Jam for those on the Elimination Diet.) will soon be stocked in Healthy Life stores nationally.
Swissotel and Hank’s: Perfect Partnership!
Swissotel Sydney, on Market Street, is the latest Hotel to become a fan of HANK'S. Serving our jams & chutneys in their restaurant, bar and In-room dining. Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich says: “I like to use great products that have an interesting back story and are locally made”.
Sydney-born Heinrich began his career locally at Basil’s Seafood Restaurant before working in some of the world’s great cities, including New York, Chicago and Vancouver. Now back in Australia he’s enjoying using locally sourced and seasonally inspired produce, especially at JPB. Thomas has developed a passion and aptitude for mixing and matching Australia’s native produce with more traditional flavours.
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From humble beginnings in an inner city cafe, Hank's has come a long way to celebrate our 21st birthday and we are celebrating with our brand spanking new website which we hope you will enjoy.
Hank's started way back in 1993 by a dedicated chef who just decided to become a jam making machine. Said chef, Hank, simply could not find decent jam and thought 'it can't be that hard to make good jam'. So make jam he did. Hank stewed and boiled and stirred pot after pot until his customers were raving about his preserves. So much so, that his jams got a reputation in the local area and neighbouring cafes just had to have Hank's jams.
And so Hank's began and grew and grew by word of mouth and simply amazing tasting, authentically made jams and chutneys.
Now, in 2014, Hank's has a cult following of avid supporters around Sydney and beyond including gourmet cafes and restaurants, 5 star hotels and Australia's own airline. We look forward to sharing with you our stories, delicious recipes and our favourite places to enjoy Hank's on our clever new website.
If you would like to keep up to date with the latest from Hank's including delicious recipes and opportunities to win Hank's products, sign up here to become a Hankster!
After much demand from Sydney's Executive Chefs, our jam makers have been busy creating the perfect Tomato Sauce. And here it is! Soon to be available to our Hank's fans. Watch this space.
Accompanied by Gary Mehigan's delicious Beef, Onion and Guinness Pie:
Hank’s is proud to support worthy charities and this year we are supporting the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation.
The RAS Foundation provides grants, scholarships and awards to help men, women and children in rural communities to realise their potential, make a difference and achieve their ambitions.
Hank’s supported the RASF at the Royal Easter Show 2014 by supplying our mini jams to be included in the RAS showbag. Money made from this showbag is used to support rural communities throughout Australia. Good luck RASF!
- Time for a refresh. Introducing our new look!
- We've made a fresh batch of our famous Blood Plum Jam
- Hanks is now available in Hong Kong!
- SBS NEW FOOD NETWORK LAUNCH
- Hank's to be stocked in Healthy Life Stores!
- HANK'S Letter from the Prime Minister
- Welcome to Hank's New Website!
- Watch for our new product Hanks Tomato Sauce
- Hank’s Supports Royal Agricultural Society Foundation