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Jam Jars

  • 04-02-2009 10:46pm
    Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ LadyTBolt

    Does anybody know where you can buy jam jars and I don't mean the jars which already contain jam?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,275 ✭✭✭✭ rubadub

    If you mean the tapered ones then it is still often cheaper to buy them, throw out the jam and use them. I have a hobby that uses them and most resorted to doing this.

    Squeez do cheaper versions than the Bonne Maman jam range, and the jars are the same. Empty jars are very expensive.


    Some other food jars might be suitable, ones where the food should not have imparted too much flavour on lids, like canned carrots or tomato sauce. If you soak lids in baking soda & water it can absorb out some of the tastes, or I think you could put clingfilm or some paper stuff on the lids.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,422 ✭✭✭ rockbeer

    Check out The Packaging Centre.

    Confusingly, you want to look under 'Glass - (Food)' for the jars, not under 'jars'!

  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ LadyTBolt

    Thank you very much for all the replies - much appreciated!

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,658 ✭✭✭✭ The Sweeper

    Hoarde jars through the year - from anything and everything, jams, sauces, pesto, pickles, so on. THROW AWAY THE LIDS.

    You can buy bags of jar lids in different standard sizes on the internet far more cheaply than buying the jars themselves - look for preserving supplies websites.

  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 10,660 ✭✭✭✭ John Mason

    it you go on to any of the recycling sites like or freecycle. people are always giving away jam jars

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  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭ Strawberry1975

    That's sound can source jam jars now

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,636 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7

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  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭ Strawberry1975

    Thankyou too.