Ugly Duck Fine Foods

Ugly Duck Fine Foods Ugly Duck Fine Foods creates hand-crafted, small batch preserves from bumper-crops and surplus produce. It's all taste - no waste.
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Ugly Duck is a boutique food business creating delicious preserves. We work in small batches with seasonal produce that we collect personally from our supporting farmers, gardeners and businesses. The outstanding feature of our hand-crafted preserves is the produce we use. Whenever we head into the kitchen, the seasons' surplus produce determines our recipes. At Ugly Duck Preserves we believe that

food should not be wasted and we therefor source our fresh products directly from farms and private gardens gathering up their surplus bumper-crops. We also rescue fresh fruit and vegetables that were rejected by the large supermarket chains because of their non-standard size, shape or colour. To us, taste and freshness of our ingredients are the only qualities that matter, odd shapes and sizes don't.

💃🏼 SALE time! 💃🏼 And we have news… ➡️ swipe right!Things are changing here at Ugly Duck, and some of our valued customer...
05/06/2024

💃🏼 SALE time! 💃🏼 And we have news… ➡️ swipe right!

Things are changing here at Ugly Duck, and some of our valued customers, our super fans, will be a little disappointed. They say change is as a good as a holiday. Not all is lost, better things are still to come!

Subscribe via our website (link in bio) to stay posted and be the first to know about our upcoming limited edition, seasonal drops.

We love hearing from our customers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️For a limited time, order over $55 worth of our products to receive free s...
20/05/2024

We love hearing from our customers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

For a limited time, order over $55 worth of our products to receive free shipping! Why not try a jam, a salsa and a few pastes? 💁🏼‍♀️

PSA: FREE shipping on orders over $55, for a limited time only! Order in bulk on our online shop to not only save on shi...
13/05/2024

PSA: FREE shipping on orders over $55, for a limited time only!

Order in bulk on our online shop to not only save on shipping but to always be ready to entertain guests or cook a cafe-worthy breaky at home. Bundle our pastes with your fave crackers and a creamy brie or blue, and you’ve got the best gift idea everrrrrrr! You’re welcome.

I love hearing from our customers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️We are in the process of designing our new website, and we’d love to showca...
19/04/2024

I love hearing from our customers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We are in the process of designing our new website, and we’d love to showcase your testimonials of our products. Comment below 👇🏼 if you’re loving any of our pastes, salsas, jams or marmalades, don’t be shy! (But if you are, you can always send me a DM, I’d love to hear from you!)

🎉🎉 It’s Giveaway Time!!!! 🎉🎉I need your help! We are working on a new website and I’d love your help to design our new b...
03/04/2024

🎉🎉 It’s Giveaway Time!!!! 🎉🎉

I need your help! We are working on a new website and I’d love your help to design our new bundles.

Please tell me in the comments section of this post:
✨“What 6 x Ugly Duck products are in your perfect bundle AND what would you name it?”✨

Enter to win your bundle by following these 4 steps:
1. Design the bundle of your dreams (use any 6 x Ugly Duck products) AND give it a name (get creative!)
2. Follow on Instagram
3. Like this post
4. Tag a friend

The competition will close 12pm on Friday 5 April 2024. The winning bundle will be chosen by Michelle on Monday 8 April 2024 and the winner will be notified by via Instagram DM on the same day.

This competition is open Australia wide. Shipping within Australia only and free shipping is included for the winning bundle.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

There’s nothing better than a good chat with great friends around a charcuterie board on a long weekend.Stay safe, unwin...
28/03/2024

There’s nothing better than a good chat with great friends around a charcuterie board on a long weekend.

Stay safe, unwind and recharge! Happy Easter everyone.

I’m loving this combo! Nectarine and turmeric on a fruity, buttery, toasted hot cross bun. Delish. It’s not the traditio...
25/03/2024

I’m loving this combo! Nectarine and turmeric on a fruity, buttery, toasted hot cross bun. Delish. It’s not the traditional way to use a paste designed for cheese but… who’s stopping you?! Not us.

Order your pastes and jams today, ready for the Easter long weekend. Free shipping on orders over $55.

Ready for Easter? Me either 😆Create a mixed 6 pack of our fruit pastes and condiments worth over $55 and qualify for fre...
21/03/2024

Ready for Easter? Me either 😆

Create a mixed 6 pack of our fruit pastes and condiments worth over $55 and qualify for free shipping!

Stock up the pantry with your favourites, and always be prepared for those unexpected guests, the last minute get togethers or that forgotten birthday gift!

And it’s coming back to our online shop soon, Bob! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Now, back to waiting for the new lab...
20/03/2024

And it’s coming back to our online shop soon, Bob! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Now, back to waiting for the new labels to arrive ⏰🧐…

Thinking of the weekend already? I don’t blame you. Wow your friends with minimal effort by pairing our Fig & Fennel pas...
18/03/2024

Thinking of the weekend already? I don’t blame you.

Wow your friends with minimal effort by pairing our Fig & Fennel paste with your favourite blue. Order today to get yours by the weekend! Oh, and free shipping over $55!

Did you know you can also find us in NSW?Support our wonderful stockists!
16/03/2024

Did you know you can also find us in NSW?

Support our wonderful stockists!




If you are yet to try our smoky apple fruit paste, consider this a sign!Whether you’re entertaining this Easter or you’v...
07/03/2024

If you are yet to try our smoky apple fruit paste, consider this a sign!

Whether you’re entertaining this Easter or you’ve got friends coming around this weekend, grab your favourite crackers, a quality cheddar or a creamy blue and our smoky apple, and you’re set!

Visit your local stockist or our website. Free shipping for orders over $55.

Attention Southside friends! If you are out and about this weekend and need your Ugly Duck fix, we have got you covered!...
22/02/2024

Attention Southside friends!
If you are out and about this weekend and need your Ugly Duck fix, we have got you covered!
The amazing team from will have a range of Ugly Duck pastes, Marmalades, and relishes this weekend available at the following markets!

Saturday, they will be at Browns Plains Handmade Markets 8-1pm Waller Park, Browns Plains.
Sunday, they will be at Sunrise Farmers Market 6-11 am Dreamworld Car park!

Make sure you pop in and say hi!!

Attention Sunshine coast friends that need their Ugly Duck fix!  Here are our amazing Sunshine Coast stockists The Milk ...
21/02/2024

Attention Sunshine coast friends that need their Ugly Duck fix! Here are our amazing Sunshine Coast stockists

The Milk Bar Coffee Co
Providore on Hastings
The Alex Pantry
The Walkway Pantry
White's IGA

PSA! Did you know that not only can you order online, but if you cannot bear to wait, we also have amazing stockists her...
16/02/2024

PSA! Did you know that not only can you order online, but if you cannot bear to wait, we also have amazing stockists here in Brisbane!

Barrels and Stills
Mumbleberry Providore
Rosalie Gourmet Market
The Standard Market Company
The Cheese Board

Let's talk about pairing!! Quince paste is commonly served as a sweet accompaniment to cheese,  and it adds a delightful...
14/02/2024

Let's talk about pairing!!
Quince paste is commonly served as a sweet accompaniment to cheese, and it adds a delightful balance of sweetness and tartness to cheese plates and charcuterie boards. Additionally, quince paste can be used as a filling in pastries or desserts, or simply enjoyed spread on toast or crackers.
What do you pair your Quince paste with?

Thinking about your Christmas entertaining needs already?  How about a beautiful cheese wreath by .acres 💕
25/10/2023

Thinking about your Christmas entertaining needs already?
How about a beautiful cheese wreath by .acres 💕

Hey Bundaberg your local  is restocked with a range of our goodies 💕And while you are there treat yourself to some homeg...
14/09/2023

Hey Bundaberg your local is restocked with a range of our goodies 💕
And while you are there treat yourself to some homegrown flowers and delicious baked goods 😋

I’ve done it, 2 of my fruit pastes have landed in selected  stores 🙌I actually started shaking a little bit when I saw t...
08/09/2023

I’ve done it, 2 of my fruit pastes have landed in selected stores 🙌
I actually started shaking a little bit when I saw them. It’s a proud mama duck moment. Now I cross my fingers and toes that these products sell 🤞
This photo was taken in the Woolworths Annerley store. If you are a local, please please support us with a purchase 🙏

Friday arvo fun: picking wild oranges in my own neighbourhood 💕 more orange coffee marmalade is on its way.
23/06/2023

Friday arvo fun: picking wild oranges in my own neighbourhood 💕 more orange coffee marmalade is on its way.

We got asked by another business if we could use their production off cuts, so they didn’t need to bin them!? YES we can...
13/06/2023

We got asked by another business if we could use their production off cuts, so they didn’t need to bin them!? YES we can 👏
We turned them into a perfect batch of Ruby Grapefruit marmalade. What a joyful way of fighting food waste.
Thanks for the collaboration!

If you got tickets to  this weekend make sure to visit our stall and taste all 6 of our cheese platter fruit pastes. See...
13/05/2023

If you got tickets to this weekend make sure to visit our stall and taste all 6 of our cheese platter fruit pastes. See you soon x

We had some fun in the kitchen with these guys - feijoas. A fruit I have never worked with before. It was really excitin...
02/05/2023

We had some fun in the kitchen with these guys - feijoas. A fruit I have never worked with before. It was really exciting developing a range of jams and chutney for a friend’s business!

Is your food business ready to scale up?Do you need your own production kitchen?Want a space to run food workshops?Talk ...
17/04/2023

Is your food business ready to scale up?
Do you need your own production kitchen?
Want a space to run food workshops?

Talk to us - our beautiful production kitchen is available for hire!

Based in Brisbane.

You can bring your own cooking equipment or use ours, depending on your product. This kitchen is perfect for other jam/sauce/condiment businesses but all product types are welcome.

We can also offer you office spaces!

Got questions? Ask away..

Do you know this fruit?It’s quince, yes it’s called quince. And yes after many hours of cooking this pale yellow, hard l...
14/04/2023

Do you know this fruit?
It’s quince, yes it’s called quince.
And yes after many hours of cooking this pale yellow, hard lump turns into the most beautiful, fragrant and pink fruit paste out there - quince paste 💕

These quinces are blemished, knobbly or tiny and we got them delivered straight from Nicky’s farm into our kitchen. As always fighting farm gate food waste and supporting Australian farmers.

Brand new Smoky Apple paste is now available online and we even put it on special for just $6.50 till Friday. Smoky Appl...
05/04/2023

Brand new Smoky Apple paste is now available online and we even put it on special for just $6.50 till Friday.
Smoky Apple paste loves crumbly cheddar, blue cheese or pulled pork 😋
Like all our products this paste was made from rescued imperfect apples in order to fight food waste.

Hey I have just opened an online sale. Our new fruit paste flavours Smoky Apple and Nectarine Turmeric are finally here ...
03/04/2023

Hey I have just opened an online sale. Our new fruit paste flavours Smoky Apple and Nectarine Turmeric are finally here and we are celebrating. Grab them and a few others for just $6.50 now, sale ends on Friday.
I’ve also got our Orange Coffee and the Blood Orange marmalade down to $9.
Time to stock up guys, enjoy!

Seasons greetings to you all. Thank you for your support! Enjoy 🎄
24/12/2022

Seasons greetings to you all. Thank you for your support! Enjoy 🎄

Match made in heaven 🥰 keep it simple and delicious this Christmas season, support local and enjoy yourselves!Get the go...
17/12/2022

Match made in heaven 🥰 keep it simple and delicious this Christmas season, support local and enjoy yourselves!
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