Occasionally we hear from our consumers who find a pickle – usually a spear – that appears to have a “bite mark” in it, teeth marks and all. It’s unsettling, to be sure! But the culprit isn’t human. It’s one of our machines, pictured in the video. A small cylinder holds the pickle in place while the ends are cut off. Watch the pickle on the left: If the pickle gets stuck or doesn’t move on promptly like it should, the cylinder comes back down and actually punches a hole. When this damaged pickle is cut into a spear, it looks very much like a bite somewhere in the middle. The video is shown in almost real time – about one pickle per second.