Halo + Cleaver, the Olin alumni-owned St. Louis-based brand known for its low-sugar sauces, is now available at all 73 Fresh Thyme stores in 11 states, the cofounders announced May 17.

“We’re thrilled to grow with a great retail partner like Fresh Thyme that shares our vision to offer local communities sauce options without added sugars and artificial ingredients,” said Rob Garwitz, MBA ’18.

A 2021 winner of the Arch Grants competition, Halo + Cleaver increased its total door count to over 300 including Fresh Thyme and Schnucks. Two more large chains are coming this summer, according to a press release from the company.

Halo + Cleaver makes four sauces including its flagship Perfect Ketchup as well as its Backyard BBQ Sauce, Gold BBQ Sauce and its recently launched Spicy Thai Chili Ketchup.

What sets Halo + Cleaver apart from its competition is its blend of fruits like apples, pineapples and bananas to sweeten its condiments in place of the commonly used sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

“Low sugar products are trending more than ever as people look to reduce their sugar consumption,” said Matt Richard, PMBA ’19. “But taste and flavor will always be king.”

From left, Rob Garwitz and Matt Richard.