Did you know that the average American eats 8.5 pounds of pickles a year, and generally prefers a dill pickle to a bread and butter pickle? Pickles introduce a balance to a meal that is dominated by fatty or sweet flavors. McClure’s Pickles are just the distinct flavor you are looking for to make your meal scrumptious.
Just a Little Dilly with McClure’s Pickles
Most generally, when you visit a restaurant and order a sandwich, you will find a dill pickle spear on your dish, as well as your sandwich. Or, depending on the type of sandwich you order, you might find some bread and butter pickles within the sandwich itself. Both the dill pickle and the bread and butter pickle are added to compliment the meat. The stronger dill pickles provide the all-important crunch and sharpness to balance the meat, and matches perfectly with stronger tasting meats such as pastrami or spiced sausage with mustard, and are most common in traditional deli sandwiches.
Thank you to McClure’s Pickles for providing me with samples of two different varieties: Dill Spears and Bread and Butter Pickles for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100 percent my own.
The family owned and operated history of McClure’s Pickles began in 2006 when Bob and Joe McClure began making pickles commercially. The process came naturally as the brothers had been making pickles since childhood with the assistance of their parents. Following their grandmother Lala’s recipe, their pickles are manufactured in Detroit, Michigan. The company uses as much local produce as they can, since Michigan is one of the largest cucumber growers in the United States.
The care that goes into each jar of McClure’s Pickles is tremendous, as every jar is hand packed by one of their talented team members. All of their products are all-natural, gluten-free (pickles, relish, bloody mary, all-natural chips, brine), and kosher certified (Michigan Kosher Supervisors, OU).
Either the dill pickles or the bread and butter pickles work well to add flavor to this hamburger. I am looking forward to making some ham roll-ups with the dill pickles for the holidays, and since they are good for a full year after opening (as long as they are kept in the refrigerator), having fresh pickles to make the dish poses no problem.
Although I love a good crisp dill pickle, I especially loved the taste of the McClure’s Bread and Butter pickles. They truly made this sandwich satisfying with the combination of flavors.
In addition to the different varieties of pickles, McClure’s also carries a Bloody Mary Mix, Sauerkraut, Ready to Drink Bloody Mary, Relish, and Combo Packs (which is a combination of two or four of the various McClure’s products). They also offer Lil’ Pickle Snack Packs, which are great for pickle lovers on-the-go. Further, the company also offer apparel and non-edible products, which can be found on the company’s website.
While whole cases are of these tasty products are found on the company’s website, if you don’t need an entire case, you can still find the McClure’s Pickles at premium grocery and food stores throughout the country, internationally, as well as on online retailers. Stores such as Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Meijer are just a few locations.
When surfing the website of McClure’s Pickles, also look at the section on various dishes that you can make with their products.