Posted: 15/10/2020

Remembering Great Taste Supreme Champion Dio Jones

Dio Jones
Dio Jones

The man behind two-time Great Taste Supreme Champion-winning Welsh Lady Preserves, Dio Jones, passed away in August, aged 81.

Born in North Wales in 1939, Dio launched Welsh Lady Preserves with wife Marion in 1966 after selling their lemon curd at local markets and to gift shops and small retailers since the early 60s.

Still using recipes developed by Dio over 50 years ago, the brand now sells its preserves internationally and has picked up a raft of Great Taste stars over the years.

Tributes to the hard-working businessman poured in, with one reading: “Dio was such a great character and wonderful man. A real ‘cariad’.”

The Jones family will continue to run Welsh Lady and said: “We as a family sincerely hope that we can do him proud with our work to continue his legacy.”

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