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Arkansas Traveler. Bradley County Pink. Cherokee Purple. Better Boy. These are just a few of the varieties of tomatoes grown in Arkansas. Arkansas Ketchup Company wants to share the deliciousness of Arkansas tomatoes with the world.

Arkansas Ketchup Co. ketchup has no high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or weird chemicals you can't pronounce. You can taste the tomatoes, accented with a slight kick of freshly ground pepper and smooth sweetness of honey.  

Arkansas Ketchup Co. was founded in 2017 by friends Amber and John.  During a trip to the Pacific Northwest, Amber noticed that restaurants in Oregon often featured ketchup made in that state.  "Arkansas has amazing tomatoes--Do we have local ketchup?" Amber asked her husband approximately 1,000 times.  Upon her return to Arkansas, Amber asked everyone else that question.  Until John told her, "That's a good idea--Let's make it happen!"  After somewhere around 8,000,000 test batches, Amber and John settled on a recipe that would eventually feature tomatoes and honey from The Natural State.

Unable to produce a large volume at home, Amber and John turned to the Arkansas Food Innovation Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  It's produced up there and then bottled in jars that are also made in Arkansas.