About company

 Mrs Darlington’s Lemon Curd is nothing short of legendary in Cheshire. The Darlington family began making batches of their family recipe more than three decades ago in their farmhouse kitchen as a way of using up surplus eggs. Marion Darlington took her hand-crafted product to local retailers while on her egg delivery rounds and she was soon inundated with requests from customers who were won over by the unique taste of her curd.

With the help of the local brownies collecting jars for her and her two daughters putting the paper mop caps on the jars after school (paid the princely sum of halfpenny a jar!), Mrs Darlington began making 100 jars of lemon curd each day. Soon, Mrs Darlington couldn’t keep up with the ever-increasing demand in her kitchen, and Tom Darlington converted some of his farm buildings into a large kitchen so that production could be increased.

Today, the Mrs Darlington’s range includes over 80 products, sold in over 3000 outlets in the UK and internationally. With both of Marion’s daughters working in the business alongside their mother, it’s safe to say that this is still a family business through and through. Sarah has been working alongside Marion for over 30 years now, and in 2011 her sister Wendy was tempted to bring her marketing background to the business too. As the beautiful labels say, these gorgeous curds, jams, marmalade, pickles, chutneys, sauces and jellies truly are ‘made with love’.


Various Great Taste Awards across the range

Voted Fine Foods Digest's Best Preserves Brand 2016-2018

Brammy Awards winner 2014 & 2015

UK Stockists

•   Independent Retail Trade, Farm shops, deli's etc


International Stockists

•   Fine Foods Retailers

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Europe)
Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden

Active Export Markets (Rest of the World)
United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Norway, Spain, Portugal

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Saudi Arabia, China, UAE