No, this is not a new product from those wonderful folks who brought you the Crunchy Frog choccy. This is a jam from Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market near Hodgenville, Kentucky.

frogjamOur #2 daughter and her husband stopped there on a visit to his family and brought us back a couple of jams, one of which was FROG Jam. This is made even more delightfully strange by the fact that they’re both vegetarians.

It’s called FROG jam because it’s principle ingredients are Figs, Raspberries, Oranges, and Ginger.

How does it taste? Well, to be mathematical about it:

(figs + raspberries) + (oranges + ginger) = -3

Seeds? Dear lord, you might as well eat sand with marmalade on it. But the thought is very much appreciated, especially since I know #2 daughter is, for some reason, very partial to seedy jam.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What does your main character like to put on toast in the morning?




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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “FROG Jam

  1. Jane

    January 3, 2013 at 10:38am

    I’m Not too big a fan of seedy foods, either.
    I love raspberries. And I love strawberries. The jams are just–ridiculously good. SO–you have to find the canners who can balance out the seeds with gooey scrumptiousness.
    Frog Jam. Isn’t that the name of a band?

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      Marian Allen

      January 3, 2013 at 10:45am

      Frog Jam DOES sound like the name of a band! lol!

      I love strawberries, with or without seeds. When I make jam/jelly/preserves, I usually strain out the seeds and stir a bunch into the jar I give #2 daughter. That way, we’re all happy! 🙂

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  2. Shane Curtis

    January 3, 2013 at 7:26pm

    Hi Marian you know what I laugh at myself cos I thought that this Jan was made by frog and first come to my mind is that it is “Yucky”. By the way I was wrong and the Jam looks great. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      January 4, 2013 at 8:25am

      Shane, the name of the jam made me think that, too, although I knew it couldn’t be. lol! 😀

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  3. Kristine

    January 7, 2013 at 6:45pm

    At first I was like “WHAT THE— FROG?!” Then realized I was wrong. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  4. Kelly

    January 8, 2013 at 12:29am

    You got me at the title. I was already starting to think about frog innards swimming around in the bottle. Odd concoction though, never have tried figs with fruits. Interesting really.

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      Marian Allen

      January 8, 2013 at 8:31am

      Yeah, Kelly, kind of a yucky name, especially since it’s red. lol

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  5. Stacey

    January 8, 2013 at 4:15am

    I have never tried Figs, but this jam really looks interesting (aside from the fact it’s called FROG jam, you got me there) Hopefully I can give it a try one of these days.

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      Marian Allen

      January 8, 2013 at 8:33am

      As I say, I didn’t care for it, but I’m not fond of figs or raspberries. YMMV. 🙂

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  6. Sandra

    January 10, 2013 at 12:14am

    I’ve tried a different sort of jam with figs and I definitely loved it. I’m sure to love this too! It has two of my favorite fruits in it. Who wouldn’t want to have a sliver of it?

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      Marian Allen

      January 10, 2013 at 8:06am

      ~MomGoth raises her hand~ Figs — Phooey! lol! My mother still teases me by offering me a Fig Newton because I loathed them as a child. 🙂

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