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Bicks Zesty Onion Relish

Hi guys - when I was in Canada last time, I picked up a jar of Bicks Zesty Onion Relish. It didn't last a week at home. Hubby kept asking for "anything that would go with that relish" for dinner - it was THAT good! I got the list of ingredients off the jar, but I can't find a recipe online that seems to come close. I winged it, and made something passable, but it's not the same.

Onions, sugar, white vinegar, water, spices and seasonings, modified corn starch, dehydrated peppers, salt

It definitely had mustard seeds in it, but I can't figure out the rest. Does anyone have a good copycat recipe for this stuff? Thanks!!

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  1. I have been looking for a loooong time for a recipe, ANY recipe, that is even NEAR Bicks Zesty Onion Relish.Maybe a new post will bring some results. Maybe you found one. If so, PLEASE post.

    Anne

    1. I can't be of any help, but it. IS one of my favourite condiments. We go through so much of it.

      Maybe the obvious answer is come visit us in Canada again ;)

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      1. re: CanadaGirl

        I live in Vancouver, BC Canada and just tried this while visiting in Alberta....but I can't find it anywhere. Can you please tell me what store(s) carry this Zesty Onion Relish. Much appreciated

        1. re: Not2Shabby

          I'm in Halifax, so it may not be of much help, but I can get it at both Sobeys and Superstore (owned by Loblaws).

        2. re: CanadaGirl

          I'm afraid we have a condiment emergency on our hands.

          Zucker Foods of Canada (owners of the Bick's brand) have recently discontinued the Zesty Onion Relish. It is nowhere to be found. I've even called several Superstore locations in the Halifax area (based on your recent post below) and none of them have any. Same thing here in Toronto where I live.

          I'm not sure what to do... :)

          1. re: curly7733

            I did a Google search for Zucker Foods of Canada and nothing shows up. Would you happen to have a contact email and website for them?

            And thank you for giving us the information that you found.

            Anne

            1. re: violabratsche

              Sorry Anne. I was so discombobulated at the thought of the product being discontinued that I miswrote the company name. As stated below, it's Smucker Foods and not Zucker Foods.

              Thanks,
              Pierre

              1. re: violabratsche

                Anne it is Smuker Foods in Markham Ontario that import it. Hell I'll do a cross border run as the label says it is made in the USA & imported by Suckers!
                Please post if you find this ANYWHERE! Thanx, Kent

                1. re: KentJohncox

                  I think it may be MADE in the USA, but I don't think it's actually sold there. Our American friend on this thread has only found it in Canada, I believe. I've been watching my local stores for months, including WalMart and Target, except for one. I'll check on Monday, if I can.

                  Anne

                  Edit: OK, I found a recipe where one of the reviewers prefers it to the Bick's. She uses Walla Wallas, but I figure any sweet onion would do, as I think it's Vidalias that are available right now.I will be trying it make it this week, and will report back. The recipe is at food.com. (Can I post the addy without getting in trouble? Let's try.
                  http://www.food.com/recipe/walla-wall...

                  )

                  A.

            2. re: CanadaGirl

              I was on an endless search throughout Alberta & BC...but this relish was no where to be found in any grocery store...so I emailed the Bicks company (owned by Smuckers) and below is the reply I received. How disappointing :(

              Thank you for contacting Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. regarding Bick's® Gourmet Zesty Onion Relish. We always enjoy hearing from consumers and are pleased to know you enjoy our products.
              Unfortunately, there was not enough support for the product at the time. Therefore, it was discontinued.
              We regret any inconvenience this discontinuation has caused and hope that you may find an acceptable alternative among our other products. Please, visit us at www.bicks.ca for more information on other Bick's® products.
              If you should have further questions or need additional information, please visit us at www.bicks.ca or contact us at 1-800-268-3232, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

              Sincerely,

              Susan
              Consumer Relations Representative

              1. re: Not2Shabby

                Do you think you could convince them to give you the recipe?

                :)

                1. re: curly7733

                  Not2Shabby,

                  Thanks so much for the information. I will be sending them an email.

                  Anne

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