Store Bought Sweet Relish
For years my favorite brand of sweet relish has been Del Monte Sweet Relish (green). I have not been able to find it in the Phoenix Area or the west valley since I moved to Buckeye. I contacted Del Monte a couple weeks ago and asked them if it was distributed in AZ. They wrote me back saying that since Feb 2006, Del Monte brand Pickles and relishes have been licensed to the MA Gedney Company. Gedney does have a lot of good stuff but none of it is distributed in AZ. I called Gedney and was told their items are sold online by mybrands.com. I can order it from my brands through mail order but shipping prices are very high from New York.
My question to anyone: What is your favorite brand of store bought Sweet Relish. I've tried the Vlassic and the Mount Olive brands but I do not think they are as good as the Del Monte Brand.
I like Claussen sweet relish. It's available here in AZ, but it's in the refrigerated section, not on the shelf with the other relishes.
But my favorite by far is Mrs. Klein's Spicy Sweet Relish. It's a local brand and it contains jalapenos to spice it up a bit. It's available in Arizona at Basha's stores. It's the best pickle relish I've ever had, crunchy and spicy and sweet, and it's cheap to boot -- I think it's about $1.65 for a 16 oz. jar.