Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Options: RM2.00 Strawberry Jams


I've made up my mind a few months ago that I want to have cute strawberry jams as one of the doorgifts for my reception.. They're so adorable!

(Credits - clockwise from doily wrapped jam: 1 | 2 | 3 |4)

So I made some surveys on strawberry jams. I searched throughout the jam sections of all of the stores that I've been for the past couple of months and I haven't found any that suited my budget. All are RM 3.99 and above and if not large, they are medium in size. But then I remembered bumping into Gourmandines.com and was very keen for their jam preserves. So there was Option #1.

Bonne Maman 30g Strawberry Conserve
from Gourmandines.com

They provide quality imported jams with the lowest price. (Thanks Sabrina for sharing this.)

Below are the information given by the people from Gourmandines.

Content: 30 gm jam
Dimension: 4.5 cm diameter x 4.5 cm height

RM 1.70 per 30g jar

Stock information:
Batch from: Jul 2010
Expiry date: March 2012

Customization (labels):
They're not able to do any customization as the jams are made & bottled in France .

2 options:

1 tray - contains 15 pcs; or
1 carton - contains 60 pcs

However you can order any quantity required.

Bulk Offers:
Order 200 to 500 jars, discount 5%
Order 501 to 1000 jars, discount 10%
Order above 1000 jars, discount 12%

Payment methods:
Mode of payment: Cash/Cheque only
- Walk-in the office at Menara IMC jalan sultan ismail
- Transfer to their bank account

(Note: After making the transfer, they would need the Bank in slip or online transfer confirmation via fax or email)
They deliver in Klang Valley area only.
FREE DELIVERY within Kuala Lumpur City center, Bangsar, Damansara, Ampang KL, Mont Kiara for RM 250 and above per order. Below that, you'll be charged RM35.
Delivery days: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Confirmation of order:
Order through email.
50% deposit is required to confirm order.

Email: info@gourmandines.com
Phone: 012 290 2135 / 5342
Fax : (03) 2026 4188

Extensive info, eh?!
They're very professional. =)

But I wasn't satisfied... Not yet, according to their description, the size was too small. Besar dia tak sampai 1/4 tapak tangan. (Errr.. Ke tapak tangan aku besar? HAHA)

So anyway, I opt for another solution: instead of imported jams, why not try searching for local jams? We DO HAVE strawberry farms here in Malaysia, don't we? ;) And it was then Option #2 came into the picture.

Home Made Strawberry Jam
from Cameron Highlands

I found another alternative. Its size is larger than Bonne Maman jam. Mak and Ayah scouted the perfect jam jars for me while they were having their 893578th honeymoon in Cameron Highlands.

The above image shows the difference in dimensions and err.. the presentation of the jars (sedih gila tengok label jam jar yang dari Cameron tu).

Here's the description of the local strawberry jam:

Content: obviously more than 30g
Dimension: 6.5 cm height X 4.5 cm diameter

RM 2.00
because they imported the jars, and its pricey

Customization (labels):
No. But you can request for them not to paste their labels on the jar. :)

24 jars in 1 box

Extra Info
No Preservatives
No Artificial Coloring

Contact Person
Tel: 013 524 7120

Bulk Offers
Mak successfully bargained RM 2000 for 42 boxes (which is 1008 jars) INCLUSIVE OF DELIVERY COSTS.

Terrer la Mak!


  1. luv the idea, yg cameron tu price reasonable inclusive delivery mmg berbaloi la...

  2. Itula. Terkejut gak. Sebab mula-mula diorang tetapkan RM2.00/sebotol takleh lagi murah, sebab diorang import jars tu dari overseas..

    Ni alternatif untuk sesiapa yang taknak bagi the conventional bunga telur as doorgifts. :) Murah pun murah gak.

  3. idea yang menarik...

    by the way ja dah follow blog suzie hehe....
    nice meet you hehe...

  4. Thanks Ja. Nice to meet you too!

  5. hye sueziy..=)
    terima kasih krn bkongsi info..

  6. Sure thing Zaren. =) Thanks sebab sudi singgah!

  7. suziey..nora nak satu boleh? ehhehehe

  8. nice idea kasi jem as doorgift ... ;)

  9. Nora, sure.. Nanti datangla wedding kitorang. :)

    Thanks Marliana, for the sweet comment and for dropping by!

  10. Salam dan hi,

    nice idea u got there! :D i've thought of this idea before.. got a fren living in cameron telling me there's a lot of cheap mini jar jams there. u can just get them easily. went there to see some of them and yes, they're adorable!

    the thing is.. i couldn't find any of the jar with halal cert on them :( because most of the manufacturers are chinese. can u tell me if u found any with halal cert during ur research? i really want them as my doorgift but i need to have the ones with halal cert on them.. takut some of the guests feel offended pulak nanti :(

    thanks ya.. oh btw, u've been followed! :D