Giveaway: New Ball Canning Products for 2017

Despite the fact that most of the Eastern seaboard is hunkering down for a massive storm (they’re predicting 11-17 inches for Philadelphia!), spring is really just around the corner. And in anticipation of the coming canning season, I thought today would be the perfect time to feature all the new goodies the folks from Ball Canning are rolling out this year.

First up are the new Spiral Jars. I’d seen a sneak peek of these a month or two ago on Facebook, but was uncertain whether I liked them or not (my initial thought was, why do we need our jars to spiral? What’s wrong with the classic shape?).

However, having now seen them in person, I’ve changed my tune. These are really great jars. The twisting shape feels good in the hand and I like how simple the branding is. The sizing on these jars is a little different from what we’re used to. The smaller jar is a traditional 16 ounce pint, but the larger jar clocks in at just 28 ounces rather than a full quart.

I can already tell that place where these jars are really going to shine is when it comes to to canning slightly taller things. I can’t wait to can up a batch of dilly beans or pickled carrot spears in these jars, knowing that there won’t be as much trimming involved.

I took a picture of the spiral jars side by side with a regular pint and quart so that you can get a better idea of the new height. And if you do plan on canning in the taller spirals, make sure to measure your canning pot to ensure that you’ll be able to keep them fully submerged during the canning process.

Next up are the new Sharing Jars. I’d not seen any previews of these jars before I opened up the box for this post and so they were a really fun surprise. These eight-sided jars are a charming addition to the Ball Canning line-up and they have a charitable component. Newell Brands (the new Ball Canning parent company) will donated four meals to Feeding America for every package of these jars purchased.

The sharing jars are only available in a regular mouth 16 ounce pint size and come with a little Feeding America ribbon tied around the neck of the jar.

Last up are the new Sure Seal Bail Storage Jars. Designed to hold dry goods, these jars seal tightly with a lid that locks into place. They come in two sizes, 14 ounce and 38 ounce. I must confess that in comparison to the rest of the new jars, these feel a little clunky. Jars from Ball normally have a certain elegance that these two are just missing.

Finally, the spices and accessories. The drink lids are one piece devises that screw onto jars without the aid of a ring (they’re more like those made by iLids and less like the ones from Cuppow) and allow you to use mason jars as travel mugs. A package comes with two lids and two straws and you can get them to fit either regular or wide mouth jars.

The spices are particularly fun. Made in partnership with McCormick, they are designed to make it easy for home canners to make and preserve things like tomato salsa, bread and butter pickles, fruit salsa, and pasta sauce.

Now, for the giveaway! One lucky winner will get a set of everything featured in today’s blog post! Please use the widget below to enter.

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342 Responses to Giveaway: New Ball Canning Products for 2017

  1. 251
    Evelyn Harder says:

    I like the 8 sided jars especially!

  2. 252
    Lindsay says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets excited about pretty ball jars. I love storing my bulk items in the really big jars such as grains and beans.

  3. 253
    Rachel says:

    Those sharing jars are cool!

  4. 254
    Cheryl B says:

    I love those spiral jars. What a unique look.

  5. 255
    Martha says:

    Love the spiral jars

  6. 256
    Noreen says:

    The spiral jars are lovely!

  7. 257
    Celina Gray says:

    I find all of the jars lovely. Good on Ball for being innovative!

  8. 258
    Danita Day says:

    Nice giveaway Marisa. I plan to get back on track with this months canning challenge. I missed Feb due to being out of town 3 weeks of the month. My 2017 new years resolution was to complete your challenge and the King Arthur Flour bakealong challenge all year.

  9. 259
    Cathy M T says:

    Variety is the spice of life. Something for everyone.

  10. 260
    Cathy Gibson says:

    I like the spiral jars. I think they would be easier to hold on to with arthritic hands!

  11. 261
    Mary Neno says:

    Such nifty new products! Love the lids and 8-sided jars.

  12. 262
    Liz says:

    I really like the spiral and sharing jars. I agree about the Sure Seal jars. They are very clunky; not appealing to the eye at all.

  13. 263

    My mother would only use Ball jars when I was growing up (I am 76 yrs) and I have always done the same.

  14. 264
    Elizabeth says:

    I love the spiral jars. They have a great look! I love the sharing jars, too.

  15. 265
    LindY G Sherrod says:

    I think perhaps the spiral jars will be easier to open and hang on to. My kids love drinking from Mason jars.

  16. 266
    Brenda Haines says:

    I love the twist jars! They are beautiful!

  17. 267
    Yafa says:

    I liked the tall shape of the spiral jars and the sharing jars may not be lanky, but they are lovely. Thanks for the great offer.

  18. 268
    Lydia Ruddy says:

    I love the new spiral jars! I voted for them last fall when ball sent me a survey.

  19. 269
    phyllis saito says:

    i think the spiral jars are awesome and can’t wait to get some!

  20. 270
    Janie says:

    Thanks for sharing these new products. I like the idea of the spice packs!!!!

  21. 271
    Al Lill says:

    Excited to try the spiral jars, they sounded unnecessary but I imagine the hand feel is great!

  22. 272
    Norma-Jean says:

    I like jars of all kinds, especially Ball jars!

  23. 273
    Jennifer Essad says:

    Love them all, I’m all for something new & spiffy in our kitchen

  24. 274
    Julie Sotomura says:

    I’m excited to start canning for the first time this year. Thanks for all the inspiration. I also like the 8-sided jars, I’ll see if I can find those locally (if I don’t win, of course-ha ha).

  25. 275
    Peggy Pettis says:

    I just love canning jars and really welcome the new shapes and sizes. I enjoy gifting canned goods and the “fancy” shaped jars just seem to add that little something extra to the gifts.

  26. 276
    Sarah Thomas says:

    The jars are gorgeous! And I’ve convinced myself of their ‘necessity’ in spite of the fact that they’re slowly taking over my storage space. You know you’ve got the canning bug when these justifications make sense! 🙂

  27. 277
    Kris says:

    Love the sharing jars! What a great cause.

  28. 278
    Wendy Trujillo says:

    Love Ball canning products

  29. 279
    Lori D says:

    I really like these new spiral jars, and the prepackaged spices!

  30. 280
    Erika B says:

    Spiral jars are pretty – and look like they might be a little easier to grip, for those of us with arthritis issues.

  31. 281
    Stephanie says:

    I like the spiril jars as well as the cup lids 🙂

  32. 282
    Crystal says:

    spiral jars, I too sometimes want the jar to be a “tiny” bit taller.

  33. 283
    Reagan says:

    I’m loving the fancy jars…and the sure seal jars!!

  34. 284
    Malia says:

    I like the sharing jars. I’m interested to see the dry goods jars too (I like integrated lids!) although I share your appreciation of the other jars’ simple elegance, Marisa.

  35. 285
    ShayPea says:

    Excited about the new products!

  36. 286
    Sue says:

    Love the new sharing jars!

  37. 287
    Debra Yorlets says:

    I love canning! Great giveaway!!

  38. 288
    Sunnie says:

    Great giveaway, I like the spiral jars but they are all real cool!

  39. 289
    Sarah Pyle says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. The new spiral jars are adorable!

  40. 290
    Michelle J. says:

    I’m a little apprehensive about the spiral jars!

  41. 291
    Buffy says:

    I love those spiral jars

  42. 292
    Chris in Durango says:

    I think the twisty jars are my favorite – so pretty!

    Thanks for the opportunity…

  43. 293
    Laura says:

    What a fun box to open! I am excited about the taller size of the spiral jars!

  44. 294
    Helen says:

    I bought both sizes of spiral jars right away! Loving them for drinks

  45. 295
    Becky P says:

    I like the spiral jars but those covers also look handy.

  46. 296
    Shelby says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! Some super fun products coming out!

  47. 297
    Amy says:

    I love the look of the sharing jars!

  48. 298
    M. Alicia says:


  49. 299
    Nancy B says:

    Spiral jar = great water delivery for me!

  50. 300
    Karla says:

    Great giveaway! I can’t wait to start canning this year.

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