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What is Le Bon Magot?

Le Bon Magot® is a woman-owned business, producing caponata, chutney, conserve, marmalata, preserves, tapenade and dressing, all inspired by the owner’s family heritage and international experience. All Le Bon Magot products are crafted from Heritage Recipes using High-Quality Seasonal Produce, Custom-Blended Aromatics combined with Natural Preserving Techniques. Expect to taste fresh, locally sourced produce and sweet, sun-dried fruit blended with the best quality oils, vinegars and spices sourced through specialist traders and ateliers from around the world. For more information, go online at You can also follow Le Bon Magot on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@lebonmagot).

What does Le Bon Magot mean?

The etymology of the word “magot” is somewhat curious. We chose this name precisely because of its antiquated origins and multiple meanings. For us, magot (mă-gō′) is "the hidden treasure". This preferred interpretation aptly fits our curated creations – rich colored compotes that sparkle like jewels, subtly spiced for a clean taste.

What makes Le Bon Magot products different?

The condiment and preserve market is large, giving diners like you an enormous variety of products from which to choose – tried and tested brands with predictable flavors stand alongside artisan made upstarts with an array of textures, flavors and colors.

Despite the vast selection, we at Le Bon Magot® believe there are only a limited – if any – number of brands that use exceptional all-natural ingredients and ancient preservation techniques to deliver the flavors of South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Fresh produce, unique spice blends that straddle countries and continents, and a rich pedigree of recipes has enabled us to reap accolades from industry professionals and foodies alike, who are searching for shelf-stable products that can be used in multi-various ways. The proof is in the preserve – so try us!

How can I keep up-to-date with Le Bon Magot news and events?

Please do subscribe to our website on our homepage or at the bottom of any webpage and follow us on social media (@lebonmagot) to receive product releases, shipping specials, recipes and the goings-on at chez Magot. Also, don’t forget to spread the word about us – tell your family, friends and neighbors all about us!

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Are your products organic, local, or fair trade?

Le Bon Magot® is small but we take our responsibility in the global supply chain seriously. We recognize that our choices and standards, as part of a broader community of artisan producers, can influence the way that food is grown, processed, marketed and regulated around the world. Since our kitchen is actively making our creations all year around to ensure that you get the freshest products possible, we move around the country during the year as we source from different growing areas.

Whenever possible, however, we source our ingredients from local farms in the New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania area, spice traders and wineries. Also, whenever possible we source our spices from fair trade or Certified B Corporations. For example, our vanilla is sourced from Lafaza, a company dedicated to sourcing Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans directly from Malagasy farmers, who only use organic and sustainable agricultural practices. The vanilla is organic, non-GMO and contains no chemical additives. We use a double-fold extract made from Grade A-1 beans that contain a moisture content ranging from 30-35%. These are the highest grade vanilla beans offered in the industry. For more information about our featured suppliers, please click here.

From where do you source your ingredients?

We source our ingredients from a variety of trusted suppliers including verjus from the Wölffer Estate Vineyards, Sagaponack, New York, saffron from Rumi Spice and nuanced spice blends from the Master Spice Blender himself, of Chef Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte-New York. For more information about our featured suppliers, please click here.

Are the products shelf-stable?

In addition to the distinctive look and taste of the products, a notable feature of our condiments is an Enduring Shelf-Life, which has been achieved through classical, proven cooking and preserving techniques (e.g. pickling, temperature control, oil, sugar). Our products can be stored at room temperature away from sunlight. Once opened, some may need refrigeration.

What sizes do you offer?

We sell jars of net weight 2oz., 8oz. and 32oz. jars. The 32oz. size is available to foodservice only.


Do you offer bulk orders or cases?

We are able to process and deliver in bulk on pallets using a number of freight options. Please send us an email at to receive the login information to access the wholesale order portal under the Login tab.

Can I mix and match the products in my case?

We are delighted to be able to supply mixed cases to individual or retailers. You can simply order the items you need via Products (as an individual customer), or if you are a retailer, please send us an email at to receive the login information to access the wholesale order portal under the Login tab. Please bear in mind that certain minimums may apply.

I know someone who would love your creations. How can I send them as gifts?

Whether a single jar or a collection, our products can be sent with a handwritten card personalized by you. To include a personalized greeting card, simply go to the Products tab and find the Greeting Card option under the section titled "Gift Items." Choose from our selection of images and add it to your cart. You will then be prompted to type in your personalized message.

Can I add a gift message?

You most certainly can add a personalized gift message on a Le Bon Magot® card, which will be included with the gift! We are delighted to offer you a range of blank cards with images of Le Bon Magot’s luscious treats and colorful ingredients. We invite you to choose from our collection of beautiful images. Please click on the image of choice and move it into your cart along with the products you are sending.

Where can you ship my order?

We can ship your purchases directly to you or as a gift to the address specified in your order.

How quickly will my package be shipped once I place an order?

If we have available inventory, please allow 3 days for processing. If we are back-ordered, we will advise you within 24 hours in case you wish to change your order or request a refund. If not, we will ship as soon as your flavor of choice becomes available.

How can I check on my order(s)?

After submitting your order, you will receive an Order Confirmation notification to the email provided at checkout. Once your order is processed and shipped, you will receive an Order Fulfilled notification to the email provided at checkout. To track the order after Fulfillment, please refer to USPS Tracking using the tracking number included in your Order Fulfilled notification email.

How can I report a problem with my order(s)?

Please contact or call (609) 477-2847

What payment methods do you accept?

For orders placed online, we accept all forms of debit and credit cards – American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. For wholesale orders, please send us an email at to receive the login information to access the wholesale order portal under the Login tab.

What is your refund or return policy?

We encourage you to refer to our Terms & Conditions for a detailed breakdown of our refund or return policy.

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