We here at the BLT got our now-sticky hands on some jam sent over from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis and put said jam to a rigorous office-wide taste test.
The two types of jam a red raspberry and blackberry-raspberry blend were, alas, not manufactured at the firm but were instead produced by Maury Island Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Both jams possess a robust flavor, strong yet pleasing, with plenty of seeds to add texture and thoughts of future flossing. With an English muffin as a base, the jams go smashingly with morning tea or simply as the perfect afternoon snack.
Despite enjoyment of both jams, which were all natural with no preservatives, those of us in the office voted hands down in favor of the red raspberry, which had a refreshing kick.
“It’s berry-licious,” said editor-in-chief David Brown. “It’s jam-packed full of flavor.” Reporter Marisa McQuilken, quickly concurred, adding that Beyonce should rename her similarly titled hit song "Bootylicious."
“The red raspberry is clearly superior,” said senior editor Douglas McCollam. “It has a nice bright pop when you bite into it and a very smooth finish.”
“My grandmother made better,” said Jeff Horowitz.
Publisher Ann Pelham harkened back to a Robert Herrick poem with the line “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” and said the jam made her want to take a step back, slow down, and not eat her breakfast at her desk.