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TL;DR: likely because demand was too low to sustain commercial distribution Barring any relationship to a specific historical incident, it's very difficult to find out why a specific food is no longer commercially produced. In the absence of specific reasons, we can see a number of contributing factors as to why grape preserves would have gone off the ...


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I received the following response from Bonne Maman in France Dear Mr. XXX, Thank you for contacting Bonne Maman®. We are always happy to hear from our consumers. You are the reason Bonne Maman is such a successful brand. Bonne Maman is owned by Andros SNC, a privately owned, family run company, situated in the southwest of France. Our ...


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It could also possibly be because the modern varieties of grapes commercially grown for eating do not make a good jelly or jam. Having made jam with a variety of grapes I have found that most of the grapes we buy as table grapes make a fairly ordinary jam whereas if you can get hold of older cultivars, grape jam/jelly is an amazing preserve.


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For what it is worth, in case you want to make your own grape jam. The recipe calls for basically four things: grapes, sugar, lemon, butter. And as I have gotten a lot of recipes off of SeriousEats.com, I figure this might be worth a look. Check it out here.


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