So, I was curious, and while at the local market, today, first there to buy some cabbage for Saturday's corned beef and cabbage (8 lbs for a dollar!), I decided to pick up some walnut preserves. I saw 3 different brands from Armenia (Tamara (the one I bought, $3.49 for 14.1 ounce), Ararat and Noyan brands) and none of them had any preservatives or pectin. I also bought some Mulberry preserves, since I love mulberries, but have never had the preserves. The only ingredients are mulberries and sugar, so, pretty natural. I just now tried the Walnut and it's delicious. I can see how there may be some differences in the Walnut ones, because mine had "spices" listed on the label and I can tell you that the one I bought has what tastes like pumpkin pie spice, which is like a little clove, some cinnammon & some nutmeg. Different brands might use different spices, or perhaps the same, but in different rations, which could account for possible variations in the product, but I won't know, until I try some of the other brands. Not sure if these are the same or not, but they're certainly delicious. I'm now curious to try the $2.49 one from that other local market, just to see if there's a difference. The most expensive ones I saw today were $3.99 for a 15oz jar. For many wooters, this may be the only chance they'll see something like this, but in my area, this is what you see everywhere. I'd guess that more than 100 markets in my city have this stuff.