The founding stone for the success of the British trademark was laid by John Chivers in 1805 when he planted his first fruit farm in Cambridge. Due to the positive feedback of the local jam producers, his son Stephen finally decided to produce jams himself.
In 1873, the first Chivers jam was produced, made of the family’s own fruits. In 1885 the family decided to produce marmalade from Spanish oranges during the cold season without fresh local fruits. These oranges were imported from Sevilla and processed by Chivers to become one of the most typical English products: the orange marmalade.
The most famous Chivers product, the Olde English Marmalade, is still considered to be the „Aristocrat of the Breakfast Table“. In 1911 Chives became the purveyor to the Royal Household due to its high quality standards and was awarded the „Royal Warrant“ (quality recognition).
Chivers products have ever since been produced with top-quality fruits and ingredients. That is how the products get their particularly fruity taste and are not only perfect for the breakfast table but also ideally suited for cooking, baking and for making desserts.