After contributing for a 25-lb. box of Roma tomatoes in my Bountiful Basket this week and wanting to put up some pasta sauce, I decided I would buy the pressure canner that I'd been eyeing online for a while.  It cans 22 quarts at a time and is $100, a super good deal, and will hopefully see our family through many a summer produce surplus.

ANYWAY.  All of this canning talk urged me to peek at the canning supplies at the grocery store tonight, and I was enthusiastic to see that Ball put out a low- or no-sugar pectin that does flexible batches!  Finally!  I'm not sure but I think it's a better deal than the boxed pectin used to be, too...but I don't have any of my old receipts or anything to see.  You can get 22 half-pints from this $5 bottle, and I thought that was pretty nifty.  The only negative thing that I see about this new pectin is that it still contains dextrose as its first ingredient, so even if you choose to not add sugar to your recipe there will still be added sugar with this pectin, even if it is a miniscule amount.  It's more readily available than Pomona's Pectin, which you really CAN make sugar-free jams with.

So, if you're into all that preserving whatnot, check it out.  It was $5 at my grocery store (not on sale) or on Ball's website, but on the web you gots to pay shipping, so getting it at the store is naturally the better deal.

P.S. I'm really not trying to sell any of you on stuff with all my links and whoodlyhaa.  I just liked this stuff and felt the need to share!  ;D