Giveaway: New Products from Ball Home Canning

March 15, 2016

New Ball Jars - Food in Jars

For the last several springs, Jarden Home Brands (maker of our beloved Ball Jars) has brought out limited edition colored jars as part of their Heritage Collection. The first year, they released pint sized blue jars with a regular mouth. In year two, we got green jars, in a wide mouth quart and a regular mouth pint. Last spring delivered purple jars in wide mouth quarts and regular mouth pints.

New Ball Product Line 2016 - Food in Jars

Sometime back in the fall, I’d heard that there wasn’t going to be a Heritage Collection this spring. I took that to mean that there wasn’t going to be any new products at all. Happily, I was very, very wrong. Late last week, two giant boxes filled with jar goodness landed on my doorstep. I’ve been looking forward to sharing the fun with you all, so let’s dig in.

New Blue Jars from Ball - Food in Jars

First up is all the new jars. I was delighted to see the new Collection Elite Color Series Jars, which currently come in blue and are available in regular mouth half pint, wide mouth pint, and wide mouth quart. What’s particularly exciting is that these jars are here to stay. They’re not a limited release like the previous Heritage Collections were. They’re sold in cases of four and the price ranges from $7.99 to 9.99.

New Half Gallon Ball Jar - Food in Jars

Next up is the Super-Wide Mouth Half Gallon Jar (the round jelly jar is just there to give you a sense of scale. We’ll talk about those in a minute). Much like the gallon version that’s been available for the last few years (I have two of them!) this jar is designed to be used for food storage, as a design element, and in crafting applications.

You could use these jars for refrigerator pickles and fermentation, but the lid isn’t designed to be in contact with acidic ingredients and would eventually corrode. I find these do best with dry goods or tea bags. This jar typically retails for $9.99. [Ball | Amazon]

Round Jelly Jars - Food in Jars

Now, to the round jelly jars, brought back by popular demand. Their official name is the Ball Collection Elite Design Series Jam Jar and this jar wasn’t been in production since 2006 (though you can often find them in thrift stores and at rummage sales). They hold 8 ounces of product, have a cheerful fruit-themed embossed exterior, and are sold in packages of four for $5.49.

Pour and Measure New Lids - Food in Jars

Also new to the product line this season are lids. You’ll find blue metallic lids and bands in the Collection Elite Color Series (in both regular and wide mouth) as well as a nifty new Pour & Measure Cap. I’m especially excited about the Pour & Measure Cap, because it offers a new way to serve from a mason jar.

The bottom half of the cap remains screwed onto the jar and the top half pulls off with a gentle tug, revealing two pouring options. I can see using it for milk (when you need room and so pour the remains of a bulky container into a smaller one) or homemade yogurt. The only thing I wish is that it had a silicone seal, to prevent any chance of leakage.

The blue lids and bands retail for $3.99 to 5.49. The Pour & Measure Cap costs $3.99 when purchased independently or $5.99 for a cap and jar combination.

Pour and Measure Cap - Food in Jars

Thanks to the good people at Jarden Home Brands/Ball Canning, I have one set of everything you see pictured in this post up for giveaway. You’ll get all the new blue jars, the super wide mouth half gallon, the round jelly jars (I’ll have another chance for you to win some of those in the coming weeks, as well), the blue metallic lids, and the pour cap to give away to a very lucky person. Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and me which item in this post you’re most excited about
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, March 19, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, March 20, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States only (so sorry!). Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Jarden Home Brands sent me everything you see pictured here for photography and review purposes. They’re also provided a second set for the giveaway. No additional compensation was provided. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

729 responses to “Giveaway: New Products from Ball Home Canning”

  1. I’m looking forward to the half gallon jars. I could use them for dry storage on the kitchen countertop. They look sharp!

  2. Definitely the little round jelly jars! A lot of the jam I make winds up coming out for cheese boards, and I like to have a more special looking jar to use. The quarter pints are nice for that, but not always big enough.

  3. I came across your blog afer hearing you’ll be in Portland at Baker & Spice! How exciting! Thanks for the giveaway contest. I am most excited about the reintroduction of the formerly discontinued Elite Design Series Jam Jar. I love those jars!

  4. Love the new pour lid. Always looking for new ways to use my jars. Also glad round jelly jars are back.

  5. The blue wide mouth jars! I use wide mouth for just about everything, and I adore the blue!

  6. I’m most excited about the jam jars! I have a few lying around from when they used to make them, and they’re perfect for jam and fruit butters. I would love more!

  7. So excited about the jam jars! Every time I tried to find some older ones, they were being sold at a premium.

  8. I like the round jelly jars! I like giving homemade jams and jellies for gifts, and they would be so pretty in these jars.

  9. i like the blue wide mouth pints and the pour cap. i can’t seem to pour out of a mason jar without spilling everywhere!

  10. I love the new color! My favorite is probably the round fruit jars. My mom had one that is now in my collection of jars that I love to use.

  11. I love the round fruit jars–they remind me of my grandmother and all the wonderful jellies, jams, and preserves she made and gave away to family and friends.

  12. I love the color of the Collection Elite Color Series Jars. I’ve always wanted a set (especially the purple ones) but always seemed to miss out.

  13. OH MY ! I love love love the half gallon jar, the jelly jars and the Pour and measure cap ! It’s so nice to see that they are expanding the product line.

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