Giveaway: Itty Bitty Jars and Food in Jars from Fillmore Container

September 24, 2013


Dear friends, let us rejoice! The weekly giveaway is back! Today, we have a fun prize pack from our friends at Fillmore Container. They are giving one lucky FiJ reader a copy of my book and two dozen itty bitty jars (the winner gets to choose which ones they want). The book you know about, so let’s talk just a little bit about these cute little jars.

They typically hold just an ounce or two and are just the thing for gifts and holiday sampler packs. Fillmore carries them in both round and hex shaped. They seal with one-piece lids, which though not approved by the USDA, can be safely used if you follow a few simple instructions (here’s my tutorial on how to use the continuous thread one-piece lids, and here’s the lug version).


If you’re starting to plot out your holiday giving (yes, I know it seems impossible to be talking about it, but we’re closing in on the end of September), consider adding some wider variety to your gifts by canning some of them up in these little jars. I’m thinking a super rich jam like this pear chocolate one might be a good candidate for such things.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post and share what you’d put in these itty bitty jars.
  2. Comments will close at 5 pm east coast time on Friday, September 27, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random (using and will be posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Fillmore Container is a paid sponsor of this blog. They are providing the prize for this giveaway as part of that promotional agreement. However, all opinions expressed here remain my own. 

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1,389 thoughts on "Giveaway: Itty Bitty Jars and Food in Jars from Fillmore Container"

  • I would love to can some small batch tomato jam in those itty bitty jars. It’s something different, so I wouldn’t want to give people a large amount in case it ends up being too weird for them. Sungold & Basil would look heavenly in those jars

    1. Seeing as I just discovered your site a few days ago, your recommendation of the Pear Chocolate Jam sounds fantastic. Also, I am a beekeeper, so it would make sense to make some balm or lotion with our leftover wax after we harvest the honey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Hooray, itty-bitty jars! What a good idea. I make lemon curd every Christmas to give away as gifts, but it’s a labor-intensive process with a relatively low yield, and even making half-pints, a batch doesn’t go very far. It would be great to include itty bitty jars of lemon curd as stocking stuffers and basket gifts at Christmas parties!

    …now that I’ve written that, I’m likely to buy some even if I don’t win the giveaway. Curse you, Fillmore! Your clever advertising strategy has worked!

  • Itty bitty jars are perfect for condiments or obscure jellies (I like to put my kiwi in small jars because people think its weird and just want a taste.)

  • This would be great for sauces to add variety to my food, since I’m living alone and still make family-sized meals.

  • My favorite to share is Raspberry Peach Jam! Yumm! But this year I also tried a spiced blueberry jam and a spiced Blackberry jelly. My guys get jealous when they see me give coveted jars of jam/jelly away so these itty bitty jars would be a perfect solution!

  • I’d use these to put small portions of delicious things (fridge pickles, jams, parfaits, etc.) in my girlfriend’s lunch.

  • These would make perfect spice jars! I could also see this working for some homemade scented coconut oil to give to friends.

  • I would fill them with pickled lemon drop peppers. A little bit of those go along way. Or maybe some dried spice blends, or slivers of pimento, or wild violet jelly, or, or, or…. my mind is a whirl with the possibilities!!

  • Raspberry jelly, mint jelly, lemon basil jelly. Think of how bright and sparkly these beautiful jams would look in tiny jars.

  • I would use these jars as a start toward favors for the guests at my daughter’s wedding next fall. I plan to make a variety of jams, chutneys, etc., as fruits and veggies ripen in our area, for a wonderful mix.

  • I would use these little guys for applesauce for my friend who is 90 years old. She doesn’t have many teeth anymore so I am very thoughtful with her gifts.

  • Happy to get in on this giveaway! Thanks!
    I’ll fill those jars with some of the herbs I’ve dried from my garden. Marjoram, greek oregano, dill, thyme, rosemary.

  • I hadn’t cooked for over a week due to flu, and so I spent last night and this afternoon making jam and pickles to tidy up the fridge. I would use the little jars for raspberry-black pepper jam, plum-ginger-star anise jam, sweet pickled baby patty pans, or golden beet pickles with mint. I think there are some limes lurking back there too — maybe a little lime curd?

  • I would use these little jars to make an advent calendar. I plan to modify an idea that I saw on another blog, using plywood cut out in the shape of a tree. The lids are attached to the wood with screws, so that when the jars are attached, they sit horizontal. Number them 1-24, fill with a treat, and let the kids negotiate who’s turn it is. Another way to put Food in Jars.

  • Every member of my family has a list of allergies that’s ridiculous. Frequently when we go out to eat we take our own condiments. i.e. I’m allergic to tomatoes & onions so can’t eat catsup, salsa, etc. I take my own salsa (w/o onions) and sweet pepper sauce when we go out for Mexican food or burgers & fries.

    I would use them to put up just the right amounts of salsa and sweet chili sauce for when we go out to eat. It’s embarrassing to carry in big jars every time you go out. Especially if you’re trying a new place where they don’t know you.

  • I have an abundance of hot peppers this year – it’s been a sunny summer. I’d love to fill these jars with pepper jelly. Christmas presents!

  • Pear chocolate jam? I’m there! And maybe lemon curd? And pumpkin butter! The jars also look great for holding homemade garam masala, panch phoron and other spice mixes.

  • This would be perfect for me as I had the gastric bypass and have had a heck of a time downsizing my containers to the correct size to what my stomach can now hold. As long as I eat from a smaller jar that is filled to the brim, I tend to eat less and still be emotionally satisfied without feeling like I am missing something.

  • I would use them for crabapple jelly, because we’re about to have more of the little guys then we know what to do with. I think those little jars would look like jewels when filled with something clear.

  • marmalade! my dad is the only person i know that eats the stuff and he’s relegated it to an occasional treat. the wee jars would be perfect for one or two days worth of breakfasts without having to worry about trying to use up a larger jar before it gets fuzzy.

  • I would love to have these itty bitty jars for jam for gift giving this Christmas! Would look so special in my baskets! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I’ve just been canning things for the last two years – I finally had time to learn some of these things when I lost my 60 hour/wk. job a few years ago. I’d love those little jars to put my candied citrus peels in for the special folks who are lucky enough to get the fruits of my labor. I love candied orange peels, so it’s a real hardship to give any away! I only give small amounts, and it wouldn’t look so pitifully small in those cute jars, LOL!

  • I love these little jars! I would use them to store the dried herbs I grew on my deck this summer. Also, they are the perfect size for storing the seeds I saved from annuals and perrenials this summer. The jars keep the seeds safe and dry until next season!

  • I think I would fill them with unusual or decadent things like, as you suggest, the Pear and Chocolate Jam (can’t wait to try that!) or tomoto jam or lemon curd and tuck them together with some artisan bread and cheese and give as gifts. They look like the perfect size for just a taste!

  • I would put Jalapeno Pepper Jelly in them. A couple of ounces over a brick of cream cheese makes a very nice appetizer spread.

  • So Cute! They would be fantastic for storing spices I bet. I would also love fill them with fancy jams and use them as stocking stuffers.

  • I’m tempted to fill them with Francis Lam’s sexy salted chocolate sauce, but it might be mean to only give someone an itty bitty jar of that luscious sauce. So, perhaps I’d have to move the herb salt recipe from the “try someday” to “do it now” to fill those cute jars.

  • I would use these jars to make my fennel and sweet onion jam to give away or use at food exchange in the town where I live.

  • Mulled Pear Jelly. So. Very. Tasty!

    My favorite jam/jelly of the season out of 20+ types. Inspired in part by your Peach Oolong Jelly and Pear Cinnamon Jam – you actually mention a mulled pear jam in that post!

  • These are the perfect jars for my grandmother, who obsesses over food spoilage, especially when opening a large container. 🙂

  • I make my own Organic Rosemary Sea Salt, and these little jars would be the perfect complement to complete my little gourmet gifts. I also grow and grind several different types of hot peppers, which would fill nicely in the itty-bitty jars.

  • An assortment of specialty jams and conserves will be beautiful in these itty bitty jars! For holiday gift-giving, nothing beats it and my friends and family look forward to my forays into “imaginative” jam concoctions. Plum toasted walnut conserve is a favorite and will shine in these little jars. Probably just enough to make them want more…

  • Whenever we eat breakfast out, I check the ingredients on the jam provided. Invariably they are those little plastic packs made with high fructose corn syrup. This morning, on my honeymoon in NYC, we ate at the Rue 57 cafe. On the table was a basket of little one-ounce JARS of jam, made with real sugar and real fruit! I was so excited to see them, tho I didn’t actually use any. If I had my own I would love to fill them with my own jam made with real fruit and real sugar and give away to everyone I love.

  • What beautiful little jars they are. There are so many things I can think of to do with them. I’d use some for spices, some for homemade toothpaste, some for homemade little candles, and some for my homemade lotions or hair products. They would be perfect stocking stuffers this Christmas.