The most flavorful pickle out there

Final Ranking: Bread and Butter, Simply Pickles, Dill Spears, and Hot and Spicy Dills.

Morgan Demchak, Staff Writer

Pickles come on everything, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and sometimes salads. I am personally not a huge fan of pickles, I only eat them if they’re a certain taste and texture. Due to the fact that I am not a huge pickle fan, I decided to buy some of the pickle brands I could find at the store I work at and taste them all to determine what brand of pickle is best. I bought:

  • Vlasic Bread and Butter Spears for $2.29
  • Weis Hot and Spicy Dills for $2.87
  • Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears for $2.69
  • Olive Simply Pickles for $2.75

Vlasic Bread and Butter Spears, probably one of the most famous brands, is the first that I tasted. They were quite crunchy, sweet, tangy, and oddly left a slight burn in the back of the throat. They were very flavorful, and right off the bat I was not disappointed in this taste test. However, that would change very quickly and very drastically.

Weis Hot and Spicy Dills were next up and they were soft, mushy, and very spicy. I’m not a fan of spicy things but I would imagine if you liked spicy things, these would be the pickles for you. They weren’t all that bad, they would add a lot of spice to a dish.

As for the Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears they had a slight crunch and a very mild but classic taste. One other thing I noticed about this specific pickle is that there aren’t many pickles per jar. There are about 7 or 8 per jar and for the price, it might not seem worth it.

Finally, the Mt. Olive Simply Pickles had almost a weak taste but a very potent odor. They had flavor but you really had to search for it. Right after I tasted this I knew it would be very good on sandwiches because of the specific taste that they have. It’s a very interesting shape and, unlike the previous pickles, you get a lot per jar.

After all of the tasting, I think the best pickle you can buy at the store is the Vlasic Bread and Butter Spears for only $2.29. Surprisingly, after this pickle taste test, I ate even more of the Bread and Butter pickles. There was really no competition to which of these 4 pickles was best. If you have a choice, pick these pickles.