Do you like Pickles?

Shmuffin Baby... - The "Shmuffin" is an M-T-O (Made-To-Order) menu item from the popular gas station/convenience store Sheetz in Southwestern Pennsylvania. A Shmiffin is basically an English Muffin with eggs, cheese, bacon or sausage, and anything else you might like. I like mine with pickles :)
@vera5d (3958)
United States
February 29, 2008 2:59pm CST
I LOVE pickles...I do not enjoy sandwiches or hamburgers withuot them! I have eaten them on breakfast sandwiches, even! (See my picture of the Shmuffin!) I like sweet and dill pickles, but mostly dill pickles. My favorites are the Claussen refrigerated kind...you can actually make your own Claussen's with this recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/96252 - there are several other variations but basically they are not "cooked" so they stay nice and crisp :) Being from Pittsburgh I have also had the rare opportunity to eat chocolate covered pickles :) They are not as gross as they sound, and no, I wasn't even pregnant when I tried it for the first time! The Heinz store here sells them, but couldn't find a place online for them...so here is a link to some other site selling chocolate covered pickles...http://www.shermedwardscandies.com/pickles-1-lb-box-p-204.html So, are you a pickle lover? I know a lot of people hate pickles...would you eat a chocolate covered pickle? are you that brave?
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Don't think I could do the chocolate covered. But I like 1/2 sours. they are just right. And yummy next to a reuben sandwich. I grew up eating pickles. like them for the most part. Just not a fan of Sweet pickles. Nope,gotto say 1/2 sours are the favorite.
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Reuben's, yummy! Who makes 1/2 sour pickles? I have never heard of them.
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
29 Feb 08
i'm not familiar with 1/2 sours either, but i bet i'd like 'em :)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I do like pickles. I like dill pickles, not sweet ones. I have a recipe for you to try, its a whole dill pickle, dried off from pickle juice, rolled in softened cream cheese, leave in the fridge overnight to get firm, then roll in chipped dried beef. They are excellent and I know they do not sound good at all but you have to try them!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I make something similar, ok almost exactly the same, but different process. I take some of the beef slices and spread them with softened cream cheese and then place a pickle spear on it and roll it up. Then I slice them up. Yummy!
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
29 Feb 08
both sound good - will try next time i have those ingredients on hand!!
@brimia (6588)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I like pickles too. I don't really care for the sweet ones though. I've never heard of chocolate covered pickles...sounds a little weird but I'd probably give them a shot. Have you ever tried deep fried pickles? A couple of restaurants near us sell them. A friend of mine loves them and had me try them once...they're not bad.
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
1 Mar 08
i will have to see if i can try making them here, i'm pretty sure no one around here serves them! I'll try anything once though!!
@KKKBsmom (1094)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Pickles argh... I enjoy pickles by themselves.. but put them on my burger and I will throw them at you!!! same with the cheese!!! If I order a burger minus cheese and pickles... I better get a burger minus cheese and pickles! lol
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
29 Feb 08
some people are very particular about their burgers...i am the exact opposite from you though, i could not imagine a hamburger without pickles or cheese...or tomatoes & onion also :)
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Have you ever had fried dill pickles? I have yet to try them, but I saw a recipe for them. They sound interesting. They are basically batter dipped pickle slices that are deep fried. I am not sure about the chocolate pickle.
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
29 Feb 08
i've been looking for creative ways to use my deep fryer, might just have to check that one out!! it's okay, i was scared when i ate the chocolate pickle the first time, too :)
@peavey (15394)
• United States
29 Feb 08
I like pickles with a little salt on them, but I don't like them on sandwiches or hamburgers - they make it too sour.
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@drannhh (15003)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Yes and yes! But with one eccentricity. I don't like warmed up pickles only ice cold ones, so please do not put them on my hamburger. Claussen must be everyone's favorite, but I save the juice one time to season fresh cucumbers, which after a few hours taste quite yummy, too. I would eat a chocolate covered pickle, sure, can you e-mail me one? I'm getting hungry. That recipe has good reviews, must try!
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
1 Mar 08
perhaps we could make our own chocolate covered pickle...i would use semi-sweet chocolate - just melt in the microwave :) i like them best cold, too...but they are so good on a sandwich or burger!
@drannhh (15003)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Good idea! Not as messy as trying to e-mail the pickle. That would be a great way to try them. Thanks. I am so spoiled--when we buy burgers, I take the pickles out and give them to my husband. He will eat them at any temperature. We like the very hot flavor, so I add peppers to the Claussen, but still eat them cold.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
18 Mar 08
i don't think i could eat a chocolate covered pickle vera i am not that brave,i hate pickles.i have to pick them off the burgers if i ever have one.i use to live in coffs harbour where they have the big banana.they have chocolate covered bananas.every one who came to visit would want to go to the big banana and they would insist on buying me the choc coated bananas.when their backs were turned i use to chuck it in the bin.lol cheers sue
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
it's okay to not be brave! pickles are not for everyone! but the chocolate covered banana sounds good!
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I love pickles!!! and I like them crisp - but claussen's are a bit too salty for my tastes. I like also pickled garlic pickled mushrooms pickled carrots pickled okra and a variety of other pickled veggies. I have never had pickled watermelon but would like to one day.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
pickled watermelon! Now there is something I have never seen!
• United States
18 Mar 08
Did not expect the responses to be so pro-pickle. I hate them and avoid them at all costs! But I am a little impressed, and a tiny bit grossed out, on how people eat these things. I haven't heard of the chocolate covered ones ever and no, I ain't that brave.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I was surprised, too! Thanks for your anri-pickle perspective!
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
16 Mar 08
I make my own dill pickles and I love them and so do my family and friends. i have tasted some pickles that some of my friends have made and to me they are horrible. I don't put too much vinegar in mine because we don't like them really sour, like the ones you buy in the store, and I ahve had nothing but compliments about mine. I have even sold some jars of them to friends and to their families because every says they are the best. I don't cook mine until after they are jared and I put them in the oven on 200 degrees for about an hour so they don't get too cooked and stay nice and crisp. I also put horseradish from my garden, in them so this helps keep them crisp the whole time needed.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
that sounds great - thanks for sharing!
• United States
12 Mar 08
I might try a chocolate covered pickle, if it was a dill pickle. Although I suppose a sweet pickle might taste better with chocolate. LOL I love all kinds of pickles. I also like other pickled veggie mixes too that I use as condiments, such as gardenia vegetable blends, but it has to be the ones with the Jalepenos, shredded or ridged carrots, cauliflower, and maybe brocolli or tomatoes. I also like them mixed with green and black olives. Sandwiches taste superb with this mix on them.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
olives are great too!
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
8 Mar 08
I love dill pickles.I do not know about chocolate covered pickles,I would taste them.Are they regular pickles?I like sweet pickles too,but dills are my favorite.I have canned them myself years ago.I like to eat them by their self out of the jar.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
the chocolate ones are the sweet little baby gershin pickles...i like eating them out of the jar too
• United States
4 Mar 08
Im just ok with pickles...not a big fan of them but I will eat them. I dont really like them on my burgers but if they were put on them ill still eat them .... I always get pickles on my subway sandwiches though...I prolly wouldnt eat a chocolate covered pickle...eww Have you ever heard of a deep fried pickle?
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I am going to have to try a deep fried pickle someday!
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I do like pickles! and I like many varieties of pickles my only criteria is that they be crisp - I very much like gooey seedy pickles. I very much like pickled mixed veggies such as the cauliflower, onion, carrot mix pickled okra mmmmm pickled cherry peppers pickled garlic, oh my! I really like pickled sausages too! I think I am a vinegar fan.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
18 Mar 08
It could be you like that taste! I am not a vinegar fan at all, lol. The crisp pickles are the best, I think that's why Claussens are my favorite!
@michelyn (717)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I have always loved pickles. Now, I tend to lean more towards the sour pickles. Just in the last three years, I've kind of shied away from the sweet pickles/relish. Not that I don't like them, just kind of burned out on them I guess. I've had the fried pickles at a restaurant before (can't remember which one though). They were good, but after a little while they were just too strong; especially when they got to room temperature. I've got jars and jars of pickles around the house. Since I'm dieting, they are perfect because they contain an appetite suppressant in them. It's quite helpful to eat one when I think I'm hungry and I shouldn't be. The thought of a chocolate-covered pickle really sounded gross in the beginning, but then I saw where you said it was a sweet pickle with the chocolate covering. THAT may be much more doable. I would probably try it that way :)
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
10 Mar 08
chocolate covered pickles are a thing to be eaten in moderation, lol. Pickles are good for dieting, I should keep thta in mind!
@kimbers867 (2541)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I like sweet gherkins once in a while. But the rest of my family loves pickles. Even my 6 year old, she can't get enough of them. I do make my own pickle slices, that are not cooked, from our own cukes we grow. It's a recipe that a friend got from her MIL. They are good. I don't think I could try a chocolate covered pickle.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
6 Mar 08
that's okay, i can understand!
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@MellieC (783)
• United States
1 Mar 08
oh man i love pickles but chocolate covered pickles do sound a bit icky! the funny thing is that all my life i've loved pickles but when i was pregnant i just couldn't stand them! isn't it supposed to be the opposite? lol
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
6 Mar 08
i was that way a bit too - pickles were too salty for me at the time!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I love pickles...in fact when we finish a jar of pickles (usually dill or bread&butter) we pour all the leftover juice into a large jar and I peel and cut up cucumbers to put in the juice. They turn out wonderful and Hubby and I both love them. I've never had chocolate covered pickles and I think I'd be a little leery of trying them. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
6 Mar 08
leery is a good word, lol!
• United States
1 Mar 08
i hate pickles, they taste gross and looks gross.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
1 Mar 08
yes, i don't blame anyone who doesn't like them! thanks for sharing your opinion with us!