Most of you didn't know me (Chris) as pre-Pickle Lady. Just before I started Pickles-N-Things in 2004, I had lost over 60 lbs! Most people didn't recognize me if they didn't see me on a regular basis. I had been overweight for over 5 years & learned how to loose & manage weight loss through a popular point counting program. The purpose of selling my favorite home cooked products was the reason for starting Pickles-N-Things. That is still true today, but many of our newer products are a result of not finding what I want on the market as I continue to eat cleaner & to heal my body through diet, not drugs. Early on, we converted every jam we could to be much lower in sugar so you can taste the fruit first & not that sicky sweet you get in your mouth from jams loaded with too much sugar. Remember, you get what you pay for, sugar is cheaper than fruit.