We are a society of sugar-lovers. But over the past few years, mounting scientific research has proven that added sugar negatively impacts our health. I know from personal experience that what we eat has a profound effect on our health. I’m Erika Kerekes, a working mom and the creator of Not Ketchup all-natural fruit “ketchups.”
In August 2015, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Faced with the potential for health problems the rest of my life, I decided to make some big lifestyle changes – the first of which was getting rid of added sugar in my diet.
I have always made Not Ketchup, a line of gourmet dipping sauces, with high-quality ingredients such as real fruit, farm-fresh onions, pure apple cider vinegar, and savory spices. But they also include raw cane sugar — about the same amount as traditional ketchups, barbecue sauces, and condiments.
It’s time for that to change!
Your support will help me bring the first line of all-natural, ZERO-sugar-added fruit “ketchups” to consumers. The new Not Ketchup sauces will be sweetened only with real fruit: cherries, blueberries, dates, figs, tangerines, and apples. Absolutely no added sugar, and no artificial sweeteners or weird chemicals either.
Reaching my goal of $15,000 will allow me to work with my food team to turn my kitchen recipes into state-approved formulas, to support manufacturing, to design and print new labels for the new line, and to update my marketing materials such as my website and recipe cards. Check out the stepping-stones below for details.
With your help, I will be able to bring a delicious and healthier product to market for all of you to enjoy!