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Old 08-12-08, 12:39 PM   #1
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Lets talk about pickles

Can anyone explain to me why pickles from the store taste so incredibly different from the restaurant?

Any and all fast food restaurants pickles are thin and fantastic. The ones you find in the store are thicker and have a strange taste to them. Am I just buying the wrong kinds? Over the years I've tried several and they all taste like crap... Anyone else notice this?
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Old 08-12-08, 01:44 PM   #2
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I feel the complete opposite. To me McDonald's and other fast food restaurants have terrible pickles that are almost inedible.

Maybe you just like the taste of cheap pickles.
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Old 08-12-08, 01:47 PM   #3
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Yeah, which pickles are you buying in the store? You'd probably like the ones that come in a giant plastic jar (most stores have a little section with giant jars of Mayo, Pickles, etc)
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Old 08-12-08, 01:49 PM   #4
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I like the thin, crisp "hamburger dills". When I am eating pickles, I don't want to taste cucumber, I want to taste pickle.

They are the cheapest kind of pickle out there, and usually do come in huge jars. They are getting harder to find for some reason. I guess people want "fancier" foods.
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Old 08-12-08, 01:51 PM   #5
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Pickles are disgusting
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Old 08-12-08, 01:57 PM   #6
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Pickles are disgusting
Pickles are one of the few foods that actually produce a gag reflex from me. When ordering a sandwich I'll ask that they don't even put one on my plate in fear that the juice might get on my food.
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Old 08-12-08, 01:59 PM   #7
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I liked the pickles we had at the deli I worked at. They came in a huge white bucket. I like a very crisp slightly sweet pickle, but I can't really tell which ones those are in the store. They usually end up being too soft.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:03 PM   #8
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Like I said, you might just like the taste of cheaper pickles rather than "fancy" pickles. Just a personal preference. Maybe try Sam's Club or Aldi or wherever you can get the cheapest pickles.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:04 PM   #9
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Pickle chips are pickle chips. But if we're talking whole pickles, then there is no pickle better than the sour garlic pickles in brine (not vinegar). Pickles like Bubbie's are the best! Unfortunately, virtually all pickles in supermarkets are of the vinegar dill variety... like Vlasic.... bleccch.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:06 PM   #10
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Pickles are one of the few foods that actually produce a gag reflex from me. When ordering a sandwich I'll ask that they don't even put one on my plate in fear that the juice might get on my food.
I'm with you on that one. Pickle juice invading the bun makes for a nasty bun.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:09 PM   #11
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I thought this was about Ted's Montana Grill's half sour pickles.

Awesome... I wish I knew how to make them.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:22 PM   #12
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I love me a good kosher dill!
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Old 08-12-08, 02:25 PM   #13
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I've had the same problem OP.

Deli pickles are great from the place by my office. Then I get a store bought jar and they're no good. Too soggy, too soft and bad flavor.

For a while I was buying a $5 container of fresh pickles in the deli section of our supermarket from The Puckered Pickle, but the flavor was wildly inconsistent from batch to batch.

I've finally settled on Claussen since they are refrigerated and don't have that same preservative-soggy taste and texture that the non-refrigerated pickles have (Vlasic, etc.).
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Old 08-12-08, 02:30 PM   #14
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Pickle chips are pickle chips. But if we're talking whole pickles, then there is no pickle better than the sour garlic pickles in brine (not vinegar). Pickles like Bubbie's are the best! Unfortunately, virtually all pickles in supermarkets are of the vinegar dill variety... like Vlasic.... bleccch.
I never thought about that (brine vs vinegar). I agree with the OP and this could be why. I've tried many variety of Vlasic's and a few other and they're all awful. This goes for both Dills and half-sours.
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Old 08-12-08, 02:47 PM   #15
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So what would deli pickles likely be from, brine?
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Old 08-12-08, 02:59 PM   #16
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I'm with you on that one. Pickle juice invading the bun makes for a nasty bun.
Yeah, just never acquired the taste for pickles. And the smell, too! Just awful. When I used to work at a tennis pro shop, we sold whole pickles and I always hated when someone would buy one because the smell would just fill the whole room.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:38 PM   #17
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Old 08-12-08, 03:43 PM   #18
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Huh. I can't stand fast food pickles unless by fast food you mean a good deli. I prefer the kind of pickles that have to be refrigerated, like Claussen. The canned kinds are too soft for my taste.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:51 PM   #19
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pickles.

pickles!

PICKLES!!!!!

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Old 08-12-08, 03:52 PM   #20
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Bread & Butter Pickles.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:57 PM   #21
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Old 08-12-08, 04:01 PM   #22
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Old 08-12-08, 04:31 PM   #23
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I always keep a jar in my fridge. Love that stuff.
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Old 08-12-08, 04:35 PM   #24
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Another vote for Claussen Good stuff
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Old 08-12-08, 04:54 PM   #25
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Yes. Claussen is excellent. Sandwich pickles at McDonalds are disgusting.
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