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Boer's Head pickles... how good?

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Feed_me Jun 22, 2008 02:30 PM

Just wondering...anybody have an opinion on Boer's Head pickles. The ones at the deli I sometimes visit are gigantic. Before I notch up my blood pressure further into the stratosphere, I wonder if any daring souls would like to give me an educated opinion (i.e., you have eaten them). If you can compare them to the "usual suspects" like Clausen, Strubs, Bubbies, etc it would be greatly appreciated.

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    paulispumonti RE: Feed_me Jun 22, 2008 03:50 PM

    The best:

    #1 Ba-Tamp-Tee from brooklyn!!

    tied w #2 Boar's head and Trader Joe's 1/2 Kosher dill

    #3 Claussen's

    1. rworange RE: Feed_me Jun 22, 2008 04:33 PM

      Excellent, excellent, excellent.

      One of my favorite pickles ... crisp on the outside and juicy inside. The market I buy them from sells them in a pickle barrel where you pick them out yourself. I'm salivating just thinking about biting into one of those juicy babies.

      Better than Clausen which I no longer buy because of the HFCS. I hate Bubbies. Actually, I like Boer's Head better than the Pickle Guys. I tried one of those once and to me it was fine but I can't remember a thing about it.

      My favorite pickle though is from .. of all places ...California ... Alexander Valley PIckles. You wont't see them outside the SF Bay Area, but they are so crisp, crunchy and fresh. They also make an amazing saeurkraut which is even more difficult to find.

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        johnb RE: rworange Jun 23, 2008 05:37 PM

        In a similar vein, does anyone have an opinion on Dietz and Watson pickles?

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          Feed_me RE: rworange Jun 24, 2008 11:37 PM

          Thanks for the responses "paulispumonti" and "rworange." Guess I'll have to try one and disappoint the doctor.

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