Hanks Jam Blog

A ray of sunlight for you

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

We are all facing challenges and uncertainty right now and during these times we look to the security of our favourite things to cheer us up.

We are here to help in the form of some of your favourite jams and chutneys.
Life in Hank’s Kitchen is bustling these days as we cook our way through this time.
We continue to supply our beloved Cafe, Restaurant and Retail Stockist customers - support them won’t you?

You can also enjoy the pleasure and comfort of Hank’s products at home. Head on over to our online store - it’s one of the few places that browsing is permitted and even encouraged!

Order online and we’ll wrap up your order and have it delivered to your door.

We’re all in this together, stay safe.

Time for a refresh. Introducing our new look!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

We've been busy cooking up a refresh of our labelling. Designed as a result of the new labelling laws from July 1 2018, the labels need to state the country of origin. The new labels will reveal where products are produced, grown, made and packed, as well as what percentage of the ingredients come from Australia.
According to the Government, it’s been introduced to help Australians better understand what they are buying.
So we took the opportunity to freshen up our brand at the same time, tackling the retail 285g jars first off. We'll be working through our range over the coming months. Keep an eye out at your local Stockist for the new look.
But remember it’s still the best jam anywhere….

We've made a fresh batch of our famous Blood Plum Jam

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Last December a NSW farmer came to Hanks door directly selling his blood plum
surplus crop. Hank’s is always supportive of local farmers from NSW so we did not
hesitate to purchase a great quality product.
We took these beautiful plums straight into the Kitchen and got to work making
our famous Blood Plum Jam.
We know this Jam has an almost cult-like following, so don’t miss out!
You can buy it online right here.

Hanks is now available in Hong Kong!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hanks products are now available in Hong Kong

For Enquiries please contact Sally.Spence@asian-link.com.hk


Thursday, November 05, 2015

Great news! We are excited to be one of the great Aussie products chosen to be part of SBS’s new Food Network launch.

Caring Canary caringcanary.com.au were delighted to feature Hank's Jams in a range of bespoke gourmet gift packs that were presented to guests at SBS’s Food Network launch. Caring Canary gifts and care packages contain premium, artisan, Australian made products, and Hank's Jams were a perfect fit. "We love the fact that Hank's Jams are handmade with love, and we look forward to including Hanks products in more Caring Canary gifts and care packages in the future."

HANK'S Letter from the Prime Minister

Thursday, January 08, 2015
It's not every day the Postman delivers a lovely message from our Prime Minister Tony Abbott. We were very excited to receive such a lovely accolade from our PM. We think he might be a secret Hankster?


Friday, November 14, 2014

Swissotel and Hank’s: Perfect Partnership!

Swissotel executive chef Thomas Heinrich: photo, 

Business Insider.

Swissotel Sydney, on Market Street, is the latest Hotel to become a fan of HANK'S. Serving our jams & chutneys in their restaurant, bar and In-room dining. Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich says: “I like to use great products that have an interesting back story and are locally made”.

Sydney-born Heinrich began his career locally at Basil’s Seafood Restaurant before working in some of the world’s great cities, including New York, Chicago and Vancouver. Now back in Australia he’s enjoying using locally sourced and seasonally inspired produce, especially at JPB. Thomas has developed a passion and aptitude for mixing and matching Australia’s native produce with more traditional flavours.

For further info 


Welcome to Hank's New Website!

Monday, September 29, 2014

From humble beginnings in an inner city cafe, Hank's has come a long way to celebrate our 21st birthday and we are celebrating with our brand spanking new website which we hope you will enjoy.

Hank's started way back in 1993 by a dedicated chef who just decided to become a jam making machine. Said chef, Hank, simply could not find decent jam and thought 'it can't be that hard to make good jam'. So make jam he did. Hank stewed and boiled and stirred pot after pot until his customers were raving about his preserves. So much so, that his jams got a reputation in the local area and neighbouring cafes just had to have Hank's jams.

And so Hank's began and grew and grew by word of mouth and simply amazing tasting, authentically made jams and chutneys.

Now, in 2014, Hank's has a cult following of avid supporters around Sydney and beyond including gourmet cafes and restaurants, 5 star hotels and Australia's own airline. We look forward to sharing with you our stories, delicious recipes and our favourite places to enjoy Hank's on our clever new website.

If you would like to keep up to date with the latest from Hank's including delicious recipes and opportunities to win Hank's products, sign up here to become a Hankster!

Stay posted!
Hank's Team

Watch for our new product Hanks Tomato Sauce

Monday, September 08, 2014


After much demand from Sydney's Executive Chefs, our jam makers have been busy creating the perfect Tomato Sauce. And here it is! Soon to be available to our Hank's fans. Watch this space.

Accompanied by Gary Mehigan's delicious Beef, Onion and Guinness Pie:


Lunch anyone?

Hank’s Supports Royal Agricultural Society Foundation

Monday, September 08, 2014


Hank’s is proud to support worthy charities and this year we are supporting the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation.

The RAS Foundation provides grants, scholarships and awards to help men, women and children in rural communities to realise their potential, make a difference and achieve their ambitions.

Hank’s supported the RASF at the Royal Easter Show 2014 by supplying our mini jams to be included in the RAS showbag.  Money made from this showbag is used to support rural communities throughout Australia.  Good luck RASF!