Until now! (on the jam part, at least)
Digression: I didn't used to like whole wheat pancakes very much, which is weird because they are about the only thing I prefer white instead of wheat. But I can't bring myself to serve Jamie food with white flour, so I've been making them anyway, and I found a recipe I actually really like! I'll share it one of these days.
Anyway. I was having a hard time deciding what kind to get because it appeared that every kind either had high fructose corn syrup or was really expensive--not good options. So I chose neither one! Instead I got some strawberries and low sugar fruit pectin and made homemade strawberry freezer jam last night. I just used the recipe that came in the Sure-Jell box. It took less than an hour start to finish, and when I put some on my toast today, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It was THAT GOOD. And now I'm super motivated to try some other homemade jams and jellies. I don't think I can ever eat store-bought jam again!