Frequently Asked Questions

Unopened and stored in a cool, dry area, our Crosse & Blackwell Capers, Chow Chow, Chutneys, Cocktail Onions, Fish & Chip Vinegar, Ham Glaze, Jellies, Marmalade, Mint Sauce, Cocktail Sauces, and Branston® Pickle Relish have a two year shelf life, as referenced by the Best If Used By date. If unopened and stored in a cool, dry area, our Crosse & Blackwell Mincemeats have a three year shelf life, as referenced by the Best If Used By date.

Once opened, Crosse & Blackwell Capers, Chow Chow, Chutneys, Cocktail Onions, Ham Glaze, Jellies, Marmalade, Mint Sauce, Cocktail Sauces, and Branston Pickle Relish, and Mincemeats can keep for about one year in the refrigerator. An opened bottle of Crosse & Blackwell Fish & Chip Vinegar will keep for 18 months, and does not require refrigeration.

Visit the Recipes and Seasonal Ideas tab for great Crosse & Blackwell recipes and tips on ways to use our products.

You can find out where to buy your favorite Crosse & Blackwell products here.

If you would like to see the products are available at a particular grocer in your area, we encourage you to speak with your local store managers and request this item be given shelf space. Additionally, some of our products are available through the Smucker's® Online Store at shop.smucker.com.

From time to time, we do offer coupons through online coupon sites such as coupons.com. We also may partner with local retailers and grocery stores to provide coupons either in-store, through their advertising circulars, or on their websites.

Jelly, like Crosse & Blackwell Mint Apple Jelly and Red Currant Jelly, is made from fruit juice. Jelly is clear and firm enough to hold its shape in the container.

Marmalade, like Crosse & Blackwell Orange Marmalade, contains citrus peel.

What is the difference between chutney and relish?

Chutneys, like Crosse & Blackwell Caramelized Onion, Cranberry, Hot Mango, Major Grey's and Pineapple Pepper, are seasoned condiments and typically include fruit.

Crosse & Blackwell Chow Chow Piccalilli is a mustard and pickle relish.

Crosse & Blackwell Branston Pickle Relish is a condiment made with vegetables, pickles, dates, apples, and tomatoes.

Capers, like our Crosse & Blackwell Non-Pareil Capers, are small, seasoned buds from the caper tree preserved in vinegar and salt. Non-pareil capers are the smallest, most desirable variety.

Crosse & Blackwell Mincemeat products are fully cooked and can be enjoyed right out of the jar, or as an ingredient in your favorite dishes, like our Mincemeat Cranberry Pie.

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