I never had pomegranite molasses, though it sounds wonderful, but i do make my own ketchup - i can't eat the store one any more. Try this, KY, just put some tomatoes (fresh or canned) in a pot, a couple of spoons of vinegar, a bit of ground clove or allspice, a couple of spoons of dk brown sugar, salt, pepper, and what strikes your fancy,like thyme, basil, mustard, an onion, some garlic... boil it for long enough that the onion or whatever is cooked, then blend it.I find it's like ketchup; while you certainly can make your own, it's really easier to buy it.
I can understand. I never put it either, till i made it myself.I have made my own ketchups in the past. It's just that we don't use enough of it, day to day, to bother. Primary use is as a tomato-base for other dishes---such as barbecue sauces. So when I need some for that purpose store-bought is fine.
I can't remember the last time I put ketchup on a burger. Yeah, yeah, I know it's the "standard" condiment. But it just doesn't appeal to me.