Over a year ago I had read the book THE KITE RUNNER. In the book, the young boy has fresh pita bread with sour cherry jam for breakfast every morning. The way the jam was described in the book was nothing that I had ever tasted in the United States. After reading the book, I would often search the jam sections of stores in New York City - but nothing seemed 'right'. I even bought a few sour cherry jams, and was always disappointed. I was desperate to find this jam!
One day I found my way into a store in Manhattan, and I saw the sour cherry jam from Harvest Song. When I picked up the jar, and saw the way the jam 'moved' in the jar, I became very excited. I recall that in the book the sour cherry jam the boy ate was very 'spreadable'. Which implied to me that the jam was very fresh, and had less holding it together than the jams I've had. I then noticed on the Harvest Song label that the jam has no pectin. I thought "this must be it!" The jam in the book must not only have been very fresh, but also had no pectin! The clincher was when I saw that Harvest Song was made in Armenia. THE KITE RUNNER takes place in a country in that part of the world, and it made sense that the preparation that Harvest Song uses to make its jam would be something similar, if not exact.
I brought home my 'find', toasted my 7 grain bread, put on a bit of almond butter, and then spread my Harvest Song sour cherry jam. I was in heaven! I knew I had found the perfect jam, and my long search was over.
Thank you, Harvest Song. You now have a life long customer.
Scott New York City