Sugar can be sneaky, showing up in places you might not expect, like packaged crackers, soups, and sauces. So it should come as no surprise that sweet items are often loaded with sugar—think chewing gum, candy, chocolate bars, or anything else that satisfies your sweet tooth. That’s why we’re so keen on discovering brands that still deliver sweetness, sans added sugar. St. Dalfour is one of those brands. This family-owned company has been making natural fruit spreads in the South of France since 1984, all without added sugar, making their jams and jellies a no-brainer for spreading on scones, nut butter sandwiches, or swirling into your steaming bowl of oatmeal.
The History of St. Dalfour
St. Dalfour’s history dates back to World War I, when sugar was in short supply in France. To make it work, some people used grape must—a byproduct of wine-making—as an alternative sweetener. When winemaker Monsieur Dalfour passed his grape must recipe to a neighbor, Madame Kistner, she used it to make fruit spreads and named her new company in honor of Monsieur Dalfour, bestowing a Saint title in gratitude for his recipe. The company first launched its spreads in Europe before expanding throughout the world, and its products can now be found in more than 100 countries.
St. Dalfour Company Mission
St. Dalfour operates from a simple philosophy: to make high-quality products sourced from the best raw materials. Its team searches the world for the best ingredients that need to pass rigorous standards to be brought back to the processing facility in the South of France. The whole family will love its line featuring fruit spreads, whole fruit, and honey.
Benefits of St. Dalfour
With a host of great benefits, it’s easy to be sweet on St. Dalfour.
- Spreads are made from natural fruits and free from added sugar, preservatives, and colorings.
- Concentrated grape juice sweetens the jams without added sugar.
- St. Dalfour is a privately-owned company that’s remained under family ownership since its founding in 1984.
- A single production facility in the Aquitaine region of Southwest France processes every product before shipping it off to 120 countries.
Top St. Dalfour Products
If you’re ready to find a favorite new spread, give these go-to jars a try.
Red Raspberry Conserves
Made using an old family recipe, this 10-ounce jar of raspberry conserves will be right at home in your fridge. Made without added sugar, the authentic raspberry flavor really comes through and pairs beautifully with chocolate, nut butter, and more.
One of the most popular flavors (many of our members have left reviews saying it’s their favorite jam), this family recipe hasn’t changed much since the brand launched in the 1980s. It’s the perfect addition to morning grain bowls, or you can add a scoop to yogurt or spread it on a fresh biscuit.
Wild Blueberry Conserves
You’ll go wild for this wild blueberry spread made in France’s Loire Valley. The blueberries are only sweetened with grape concentrate and packaged up with fruit pectin and lemon juice. Include it on a cheese platter and serve it with brie for the perfect pairing.
Best Recipes With Jam
Jam can play a starring role in recipes—we’ll show you how.
Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Jam Cracker Sandwiches Recipe
Upgrade your afternoon snack offerings with these salty and sweet sandwiches that combine peanut butter, raspberry jam, and crackers. Not to mention, the whole morsel is dunked in chocolate then chilled for the perfect texture.
Blueberry and Turmeric Jam Muffins Recipe
Now you don’t have to decide between blueberry or bran muffins—this recipe combines the two. A warm blueberry jam center is the perfect finish for this easy breakfast or afternoon snack.
Warm Oat Bars With Raspberry Jam Recipes
A little bit nutty, a little bit tart, and perfectly thick and chewy, you’ll love these oat bars baked with a layer of sweet raspberry jam.