What Are the Major Jelly Brands?

Jellies and jams are popularly used as bread spreads, and they are often referred to as the same thing. However, they differ from one another. It’s because jam is made from sugar and whole or cut fruits, while jelly is made with sugar and fruit juice. But both of them are considered fruit preserves and were originally made in Rome and Middle Eastern countries. With their long histories, many successful, established companies today continue to produce fruit preserves in many parts of the world. If you want to learn more about their history, you can read our article about The History of Jelly.

When you visit grocery stores or search for jelly online, you will be provided with lots of different options. They come in various flavors and as well as brands. Like when choosing other products, most people tend to select those that have been tried and tested for many years. They usually opt for brands that are known when it comes to making jellies. But what brands are these? If you are also curious, you’re in the right place. Today, we are giving you a list of the major jelly brands.

Statistically, the Best Brands 

Based on the latest survey of consumers by Simmons National Consumer Survey (NHCS), the following brands came up as the most eaten brands of jellies in the year 2020: 

Following is the list of major jelly brands around the world:

1. Smucker’s

Jellies by Smucker’s are always present on supermarket shelves in many parts of the world. This is because it is one of the largest American jelly brands. The brand was created in 1897 in Ohio by Jerome Smucker, and it has grown into a large corporation. In fact, its stocks are being traded on The New York Stock Exchange. 

The very first product that Smucker’s created was apple butter. When the 1920s came, it expanded into producing jams and jellies. At the present time, you will be able to find different flavors of Smucker’s jellies, such as grape, apricot, blueberry, strawberry, and more. The best thing is that all of their products are Kosher. Meanwhile, if you prefer gummy candies instead of jelly, you might find this post helpful. 

2. Polaner

Polaner is a brand of fruit preserves and condiments in the United States. It was founded by Max and Lena Polaner in the late 19th century in New Jersey. It is best known for the “Don’t DARE call it jelly” campaign in the 80s and 90s, in which a series of well-to-do users of the product ask to “pass the Polaner All Fruit” before a decidedly ruder fellow asks to “please pass the jelly,” which left everyone shocked and horrified. 

Currently, the company makes jams, jellies, and marmalades. Its jellies are available in mint, grape, and currant flavors. They also offer sugar-free products that only have 10 calories per serving. Also, all of the flavors their use are derived from natural fruits. 

3. Welch’s


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Welch Foods Inc., more popularly known as Welch’s, is a company in the United States that produces juices, jams, and jellies made from dark concord grapes. The company was founded in 1869 in New Jersey by Thomas Bramwell Welch and his son Charles Welch. In the 1960s, it became a major sponsor of the ABC primetime animated comedy series, The Flintstones, wherein the characters were featured in Welch’s TV commercials on that show, as well as on jars of Welch’s grape jelly. At the present time, you can still buy their grape jelly in supermarkets and as well online. 

4. Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz is another popular brand that offers a great variety of jams, jellies, and spreads. It is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world. All of the jellies they produce are high quality and taste good. In addition to that, they are also healthy and are perfect for all occasions, whether at home, at restaurants, or on the go. 

5. Stonewall Kitchen


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Aside from Welch’s, another brand that makes the best concord grape jelly is Stonewall Kitchen. It is a perfect choice if you are looking for classic grape jelly for the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Stonewall Kitchen was established in 1991 as a small table at the local farmers’ market. But at the present time, it is one of the most awarded specialty food brands in the United States. Aside from jelly, they also make jams, mustard, baking mixes, and a lot more. 

6. Blackberry Patch


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Blackberry Patch, located in Thomasville, Georgia, is a brand that makes handcrafted jellies, jams, fruit syrups, and preserves, founded by farmers in 1988. It harvested local fruits and used time-honored Southern techniques to make jellies, jams, and syrups. At the present time, its jellies and other products are sold across the country in leading stores, specialty food stores, resorts, mail order catalogs, and more. It offers jelly in different flavors, such as blackberry, muscadine, satsuma, and peach pecan. 

7. Knott’s Berry Farm 

Initially started as a roadside stand, Knott’s Berry Farm has become one of the most established jelly brands in the US. Cordelia Knott is the genius behind all these jelly recipes that are as irresistible as anything that people cannot stop from having. The roadside stand quickly gained momentum, and a company was founded in no time. 

The best thing about this brand is that they still have that homemade touch. Knott’s Berry Farm has used the same family recipe since 1920 based on homegrown fruits, even after transforming into a big company.  

Their most popular products include seedless strawberry jam, boysenberry preserves, and seedless red raspberry jam. 

8. Hero 

Hero is originally a Swiss company making jams and jellies since 1886 in a small village of Lenzburg. The company claims to sell the most jellies and supply them worldwide. Hero offers more than 15 different jams and jellies, including grape, blackberry, blueberry, orange, and pear.   

9. Sarabeth’s Kitchen

Sarabeth’s Kitchen has won several awards, including “the legendary spreadable fruit” in the US. This brand initially started in 1981 in a small apartment of Sarabeth and Bill in Manhattan. 

It took three long decades for the company to evolve into one of the top jelly and jams brands in the US alongside big names, such as Welch’s. Some of the delectable flavors this brand offers include mango, peach, apricot, plum cherry, chunky apple, pineapple, raspberry key lime, and strawberry.  


These are some of the major jelly brands out there. All of these brands offer jellies that are truly delicious and full of healthy ingredients. No wonder they have been around for many years now. We hope that this helped you learn more about different jelly brands. If you need more information about jellies, you can also read our Ultimate Guide to Jelly. Also, if you prefer eating ice cream instead of jelly snacks, here’s how to make your ice cream tastier.