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. 

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729 thoughts on "Giveaway: New Products from Ball Home Canning"

  • That super wide mouth half-gallon jar is awesome! That would make a great container for my homemade granola and dog treats!

  • I really like the jelly jars!! I have all the color jars from previous years. The jelly jars would show off the pretty colors of jellies, jams and relish. Thank you for all you do for all of us who love to can! ?

  • My favorite is definitely the Ball Collection jelly jars! I can’t wait to get my hands on some for my Foodie shop on

  • All of the items look amazing and very useful. My favorite would have to be the round jelly jars. I can a lot of jams and they would look wonderful in them.

  • I have a few round jelly jars left from days gone by, so I’d love to have more! And the big storage jar is just crying out to host my teabags…

  • Oooohhh! I love all of these! But I could really use the half gallon super wide mouth jar right now. Thanks again for doing all the great giveaways! I haven’t won anything yet, but maybe someday. ?

  • Oddly enough, I’m really excited about the Super-Wide Mouth Half Gallon Jar. I’m definitely going to purchase some blue bands and lids this spring, but I can totally see that half gallon jar on my kitchen counter.

  • Oh this gets me so excited to start canning! I’m really excited about the half-gallon super wide-mouth jar, though. I’ve been slowly converting my pantry storage from a mis-matched bunch of bags and boxes to mason jars, and this is going to be the perfect addition.

  • It’s a tie between the super-wide mouth half-gallon jar and the blue lids! (And thank you for having this giveaway — all of the products look wonderful!)

  • I love the idea of the Pour & Measure Cap!
    Also, the half gallon jar seems like it would be excellent for holding a bunch of the prettier craft supplies out in the open!

  • That pour & measure lid looks pretty useful šŸ™‚ But I must admit, I like the enormous jar, too šŸ˜›

  • I am over the top excited about the super-wide mouth half gallon jar, what a great size and styled jar to use for pickling! I can not wait for a local retailer in my area to carry them.

  • The Super Wide Mouth Half Gallon jars! Its just what I’ve been looking for for my flour and sugar storage!

  • Love that pour cap! I can’t pour from a jar without spilling, so that would definitely cut down on messes!

  • My favorite color is the blue jars. Looks like a Walmart run soon if i do not win. All 3 sizes for drinking. I got purple qt jars last year, green pint yesr before. Definitely need blue ones.

  • The pour cap looks pretty nice – I’d love one for pouring homemade salad dressing from a jar. But the round jelly jars are also super cute. šŸ™‚

  • I’m torn between the pour and measure cap, which is so great for liquids, and the super wide mouth half gallon jars, which would be great for storing things like homemade granola! Thank you for having a giveaway!

  • Cool, I love new Ball products! The blue jars are so pretty. I really love the jelly jars! I have one that I found in my grandma’s stash of random jars (mainly old mayo jars, hardly any mason/ball sadly!) I’m also loving that new cap!

  • I love the colored pretty. I use the green for pasta, blue for rice, and the purple for beans. They fit 2 high dtacked in my pantry and helps organize me and keeps the bugs at bay. Use my clear ones still for canning since I keep those in a dark place.

  • The little 1/2 pint jam jars would have to be the ones that I would be purchasing anyway and thus my favorite. But I am interested in those 1/2 gallon jars too!

  • Love this! Thanks for sharing… that pour and measure cap definitely needs to be in my future! Genius!

  • I love all of them! Love the blue color! I have a few vintage ones in the blue. I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be the big half gallon!

  • Love the half gallon jar. Didn’t know they offered a gallon jar. Would make great canisters for flour, sugar etc.

  • I stumbled upon your blog looking for new blogs to read and hopefully be able to share in my own blog. I am so glad I did! I love canning my own food & I am excited to read through your blog!!
    I love the super wide mouth half gallon jar! That is going to be a must have to add to my collection! Thank you for sharing!


  • I’m loving the super wide mouth half gallon jars…I use Mason jars for storage as well as canning and these would look beautiful on my counter.

  • Those sweet little round jars! I have one from my husband’s grandmother I guard with my life, I would love to have more!

  • I love the round jelly jars! I have a few that were handed down to me from my gramma, and I’ve always wanted to find more!

  • I’m especially excited by the short, squat, fat 1/2 gal. jars! Finally, a size I need that will fit in my cupboards. (I live in an older house built in the 50s and I can’t fit standard (tall!) 1/2 gal. jars on my kitchen shelves – this will fix the problem nicely!)

  • The pour and measure cap! I could finally stop pouring salad dressing all over everything but the salad.

  • The jam jars! I have some old ones that I try very hard to keep, not to be given away as gifts in case they don’t return.

  • I LOVE the new jelly jars. I have a few that I’ve collected over the years and they are always my special with stay with me preserves. They just make me happy to see them in my fridge. I’m also excited about the pour lid. We use jars for everything here and that would come in handy!

  • I would love and use all in the collection. I would cherish the blue jars. I lost one this morning…i had my coffee in it and left it on the top of my car….you can fill in the rest.

  • I love the half gallon jar! I’ve become a shrub making machine, and that size jar would be incredibly handy. Also – what’s not to love about those blue jars?!

  • I love the blue jars! The color is amazing and goes well with my older jars. That cap that pours is pretty nifty too.

  • Count me in! I just bought your new book and look forward to trying jam recipes with low sugar this summer! I love the blue color!

  • I would find a lot of uses for the pour and measure cap! I’m wondering if the opening is large enough for baking supplies and granola šŸ™‚

  • So excited for the round jelly jars! I received jam from my grandma in one of these jars years ago and was disappointed that they had been discontinued when I started making jam myself.

  • I am most excited about the round jelly jars! I am always looking for pretty ways to package up my jellies for gifts, especially since I have some repeat recipients. It is nice to be able to present things differently but simply. These round jelly jars are perfect!

  • I love the quality of all of the Ball products–jars, lids, pectin, etc.–in my home canning, jam making, and food storage These new jars will add an element of fun to gifts of jam and other home-canned goods. I always use a Ball jar for measuring liquids or making salad dressings.

  • I’m super excited about the Jam Jars!!! My friend got me hooked on them months ago and I keep stalking my local thrift stores… the tulip shape is my favorite!!!