Ball mason jars
In today’s post, we are super-excited to bring you news about some new products in our online store. Whilst many of you are no doubt familiar with our range of iconic Mason jars, we suspect that fewer people will know anything about the Ball mason jars we have recently added to the range. Let’s take a closer look at these gorgeous, vintage-styled jars to see what all the fuss is about.
What exactly are Ball mason jars?
Whilst the original Mason jar was named after an American called John Landis Mason, who patented the unique design and two-part screw top lid of these jars way back in 1858, the term ‘mason jar’ has come to cover any preserving jars that use the same system of lid and seal. One of John Landis Mason’s earliest and most successful competitors was the Ball Corporation, which made a wide range of glass canning jars. Today, the Ball Corporation still exists; however, it has diversified into other business areas and its home canning range and the trademark Ball name has been sold to another firm. The legendary Ball jars continue to delight, however, and we are thrilled to have these jars available for sale here in the UK.
Our range of Ball mason jars
We currently stock four different jars from the full Ball range. Two of the jars feature the iconic embossed quilted design, with Ball’s charismatic logo emblazoned on the front. The other two jars have Ball Mason embossed on the front and a fruit design embossed on the back. The jars with the quilted design are available in a short 135ml size and a taller 240ml size. The other jars are a more traditional canning jar shape and come in 490ml and 945ml sizes. All jars come with the classic two-part lid in silver, with a preserving guide and recipe booklet included with each jar.
These jars are perfect for anyone who loves a touch of American nostalgia or who likes vintage-inspired kitchen accessories. The jars are ideal for jams, pickles, chutneys, preserved fruit and vegetables, or even homemade cocktails. As they are a little out of the ordinary, they make great jars for preserves that you intend to give away as gifts to friends and family.
If you are looking for some new canning jars that stand out from the crowd, check out these new mason jars in our online store. If you make some delicious preserves in these jars, be sure to share your photos with us via Facebook or Twitter.