There are some good pickles that come off the shelf - good because you haven't anything to compare with. That crunchy, juicy delectable sourness with a hint of garlic and dill; chilled in the refrigerator you swear that they were served by the ancients as offerings to the divine source. Well, if that is what refrigerator dill pickles can do, what about the real thing, straight from the barrel?
America was built on the pickle - in your lunch box, with your Reuben, or just a straight deli snack. With refrigerator dill pickles available everywhere now, few are the 10 gallon barrels of home made pickles sitting outside the dry goods store or the local grocers. Once, you could measure them and pay by the length. Remember the days when a pickle was only a nickel? Those days have long past and Grandma may still have the recipe, but she has not made them for a long time. You can cope with refrigerator dill pickles.
At least so you thought until you came to a pickle tasting booth at the Strawberry Festival. There they were, jars of pickles gleaming with salty, sour, spicy, and sweet delight. These were not refrigerator dill pickles. These were home made, just the way Grandma and her Grandma made them and to get a taste, you have to wait in a long, long, line of happy crunchers smacking their lips and sighing great sighs of pure bliss. The only way these had any relationship to refrigerator dill pickles was putting them in the fridge yourself.
Now if this was Connecticut, a true aficionado may even have taken a 5 inch dill pickle and dropped it to make sure it would bounce, pronouncing it legal and safe for purchase and consumption. In Trenton, New Jersey, it better not be a Sunday and you taste them because you would have been arrested. While there, and you decide to compare the homemade real thing with the refrigerator dill pickle and bounce them both don't do it outside on the street because it is illegal to throw a bad pickle out on the street.
Now your turn, after all the pickle bouncing and refrigerator dill pickle restricting, to taste what has attracted so many people. You take your first bite - never can you just settle for a refrigerator dill pickle again. These are simply the best tasting, most scrumptious dill pickles that you have ever eaten. And there are more than the really good, really garlicky dill pickles. There are spicy, some are hot, and they are all delicious, so how do you get to enjoy them all year round?
The lady at the Strawberry Festival tells you something that just does not sink in. But she smiles and says it again. "DZ Pickles come in a kit and can be made at home so that they taste just as good as these." The moral is of the story is reorder regularly from www.dzpickles.com and never settle for refrigerator dill pickles again.