Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Nathan's Pickles

I love pickles so much. I could be a pickle taste tester, I think. I'm not a huge fan of bread and butter pickles, but my love for the dills makes up for it. My favorite snack when I was younger was pickles and chocolate cake, side by side, a bite of cake and then a bite of dill pickle (what this holds in store for any possible pregnancies, I can't even begin to imagine). As I matured, so did my taste in pickles - one of my most favorite taste treats is the deep fried pickle at the Hofbrau in Interlochen: a whole dill pickle wrapped in cheese, ham and a crispy wonton wrapper, deep fried, to make a sort of pickle Cordon Bleu. SO good. Well, I think I've found the perfect pickle, at the meat market in little Kingsley, Michigan. Nathan's Pickles claim to be from New York - I think they're a spin-off company of the hot dog guys - but they're made in Ohio and I can't find them anywhere but Kingsley. These pickles are perfection. If Heaven were crunchy with a lot of garlic, then these pickles would be Heaven. They are the ultimate compliment to any burger or sandwich item. Sure, they're a little pricey, $3.69 a jar, and I could probably knock off a jar in two or three days if I put my mind to it, but you can get pickles for more money that don't taste as good. I had three of them today, and the slightly sick feeling I have right now is totally worth it.

Nathan's Pickles - A

11 comments:

Bethro said...

Excellent! When you can't afford to buy those, catch Claussen pickles on sale at the grocery store. They are in the refrigerator section next to the deli meat. Fan-tastic. Lots of taste, cold, and crispy. YUM. I wish I had some of Nathan's to try! Pickles sound soooo good right now!

Dustin J. Harder said...

maybe you should work on a pickle cake. no?

amandarama said...

How about a chocolate cake with little dill pickle chips as garnish?

Natalie said...

Oh gross!!

A Pickle lovin' Dad said...

Any chance a jar of those treats could make it on the next trip to Oklahoma?

amanda's brother said...

Huh huh, you said, "Pickle."

equippedtofascinate said...

I'm not a fan of pickles or bacon, but the combination of the two deep fried in cheese is one of the tastiest things ever. Just curious, what made you ever start eating pickles with chocolate cake?

amandarama said...

Dad - no. I can only get them in Kingsley. Sorry.
Scott - I used to just eat pickles, but then one day, after someone's birthday, I really wanted a piece of cake for a snack, but wasn't willing to not have pickles, so I had both.

paultoes said...

after we finally find a bass player, i think we should call my band "nathan's pickles."

mama kay said...

I loooooovvvveeeeee pickles too!
Do they ship? My oldest daughter loves them too - we could share!!
mamakraft

Chargenda said...

I can't believe nobody has made a dirty joke about this title and your boyfriends name yet!