Sauces firm lands Jamie Oliver deal

SUFFOLK sauce and preserve company Stokes Sauces has landed a “pukka” deal to produce a range of products for Jme, the collection inspired by TV chef Jamie Oliver.

Stokes, based at Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, is supplying the Jme brand with raspberry jam, apple and plum jam and Seville orange marmalade for its “Jamette” giftpack, and a number of savoury sauces including its popular mayonnaise and tomato ketchup.

Undertaking the own-brand work for Jme comes hot on the heels of brewer Adnams tasking Stokes with creating a range of sauces exclusively for its brand.

Stokes chief Rick Sheepshanks said: “Discussions started with Jme’s team some months ago as they were keen to use a high-quality preserve producer to create their quirky jamette range and other gift offerings.

“We’re delighted to have been asked to take on this project and are thoroughly impressed with how the product is packaged. These lines are bound to be a very popular part of the Jme collection as the festive season approaches.”

Launched in 2004, Stokes Sauces now produces more than 100 different lines and its produce is widely stocked in farm shops and independent stores throughout the UK while leading supermarkets are now also beginning to stock key lines from the Stokes brand.