The Story of Uncle Carney

It all started with the jam

The story behind Uncle Carney's Bootleg starts with our jams. A family recipe was passed down to Glen Carney from his grandmother – he refined and perfected it to give to friends and family to enjoy. Cooking and running the small batch jam operation out of his home, Glen Carney could hardly keep up with requests for more jam. Eventually, word got out that he was creating and distributing this delicious concoction from his home. 

As word of the jam's popularity spread quickly, Glen found himself running up against the law – The jam's production, distribution, and sales were stalled. Glen had to make a decision – go "legit" and bring this bootleg jam to the general public, or simply keep it a family “secret” as best he could.

Thus was born, Uncle Carney's Bootleg Jams.

Glen Carney has since had his famous bootleg recipes inspected and tested for mass production and distribution – far beyond the legal requirements for a jam. Each jam's recipe was carefully crafted to contain the highest quality, smoothest spreadability, and the most unique and flavorful experience packed into each jar.

In addition to the original bootleg jams that started it all, Uncle Carney's has since developed an all-purpose rub, additional limited batch flavors of jam, and even Uncle Carney branded merchandise – all to serve the ever-growing "bootleg" family.

Our product has been perfected for more to enjoy:

  • Jams are blended with no seeds for those with Divertculits
  • Excludes butter and/or any fat-based ingredients
  • Strikes a "sweet to heat" balance – Fresh fruit flavor is more prominent allowing taste buds to remain unaffected and able to enjoy the next bite
  • Heat from habañero has been perfected to minimize impact those with acid reflux and heartburn
  • Fresh, Non-GMO Ingredients
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • No salt added
  • Gluten free for those affected by Celiac Disease


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Glen Carney

Glen Carney Owner & DISTRIBUTOR of Uncle Carney's Bootleg Habanero Jam

My name is Glen Carney “Uncle Carney”, owner of Uncle Carney’s Bootleg.

Having learned the jam basics in the past from my Gram In Louisiana, I started making my first flavor, Red Bell Pepper Habanero Jam, in the Summer of 2017. At this point I had fought through my 100th surgery relating to my Hydrocephalus teaching me to appreciate family values and memories that last a lifetime. Those values have carried over into making an all natural jam.


I used this opportunity to establish Uncle Carneys Bootleg Habanero Jam and made several more flavors using fresh ingredients blended using a precise method. With the success of our jams we’ve added rubs to our product line. The finished product is colorful and smooth with a sweet to mid heat natural flavor, free of gluten, sodium, fat, dairy, nuts, seeds, and non-GMO ingredients.

If you ever have a concern or question regarding my brand of Uncle Carney's Bootleg products, please contact me – I will be glad to help.

Thank you,

Glen Carney
Uncle Carney's Bootleg Jams

Gluten Free
Nut Free
Fat Free
Salt Free
No Corn Syrup
Cholesterol Free
Dairy Free


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