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March 23, 2019

Where are the pickles of yesteryear?


It is impossible to get a good pickle in Charlottesville.

I have tried, oh have I tried.

Every single refrigerated pickle brand — at Kroger, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, Foods of All Nations, and Whole Foods, from both national brands and smaller operations — is sad beyond belief.

And don't even bring up brands that sit on shelves in jars at ambient temperature: those have been cooked and aren't even in the conversation.

Oh, for that plate on your table at Katz's Deli in New York City (top).

March 23, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


I get Claussen at Wegmans and they are pretty good, maybe a regional thing though. Maybe they will send some down from Rochester!

This is what I get https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/brands/claussen/product/00044700091876/claussen-deli-style-kosher-dill-pickle-spears-64-fl-oz-jar

I think it's $6, I can't remember.

Posted by: Greg | Mar 24, 2019 1:54:32 PM

Above my kitchen skillz level, alas.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Mar 24, 2019 12:02:03 PM

Make them yourself?

I like home-made pickled eggs. Chicken and quail.

Posted by: Fred | Mar 24, 2019 11:12:36 AM

Do you have an Aldi nearby? They usually have chilled pickles. It's at least worth a shot.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Mar 23, 2019 9:27:11 PM

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