Sour Pickles

( 52 customer reviews )

Mt. Olive’s traditional sour pickle is perfectly made for a tangy sour taste that’s guaranteed to make you pucker. Enjoy these sour pickles as a snack, or as a delicious compliment to your lunch.

Available as:
Sour (16 oz.) – 09300 00046
Sour (80 oz.) – 09300 00183
Sour (1 gallon) – 09300 12808

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Pucker up and get ready for a long-time favorite. We’re talking about the Mt. Olive’s Traditional Sour Pickles.

Wonderfully sour and crisp, these pickles are perfectly made for a tangy, sour taste that’s guaranteed to make you smile. An ideal addition to potato salad topped with your hot dog, or thrown into a salad that uses different sweet flavors; the Traditional Sour Pickles are indeed unique.

Trying new pickle flavors is always a good idea, especially when there are so many different types that feature zing, sweetness, tartness, and bursts of flavor. While we offer a plethora of pickle varieties, our Sour Pickles are supremely unique.

Here at Mt. Olive, located in Mount Olive, North Carolina, we have become a best-selling brand of pickles, peppers, and relishes in the United States since 1926. Known for creating unique flavors of pickles and a variety of relishes to top on your hot dogs or other delightful treats, our pickles are not to be missed.



Cucumbers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, 0.1% Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Alum, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Polysorbate 80, and Yellow 5.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 ounce / about 1/4 pickle.
Serving Per Container: 50.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g

Sodium 290mg

Total Carbohydrate 1.0g

Total Carbohydrate 0g

Protein 0g

Metric Serving Size 15g

* Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Reviews (37)

37 reviews for Sour Pickles

  1. joycekillane

    i want to buy these

    • Lynn.Williams

      Joyce, you can always order the 16 oz. from our gift shop and we’ll send you six jars per box. To order, call us at 800.672.5041 and press two for the gift shop (we don’t yet offer online ordering for this item.)

  2. Donnie

    I have been ordering sours for years, I am very pleased with the service !!!!!

  3. jean

    the sour pickles are the best I wish my local store would carry these. so glad I can order them

  4. Tamber

    I found these Sour Pickles at a local grocery store and bought the only jar they had, it was a gallon jar. I went back the next week and they had another gallon jar so I bought it also. I love the sour pickles, they are the only pickles I like and these are wonderfully sour and crisp. If this store stops carring them, I will definately start ordering them. They are almost impossible to find in a small town.

  5. Renee

    I love these sour pickles – I just wished they would make them in the size they did in the 70’s and 80’s – I miss the bigger size pickles

  6. Kristen

    I grew up eating these and it is sooo hard trying to find the large ones


    I use these pickles in my potato salad and have not been able to find them for years now. I live in Delaware and no one around here or in Pa where my family lives sells them. I would love to get these pickles somehow but I cant find a way to purchase them on here. Please Help… My family LOVES these pickles.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Rob, you can order our 16 oz. Sours from us and we’ll ship you six jars per box. To order, call our gift shop at 800.672.5041.

  8. Ron Cornman

    these pickles are excellent can they be ordered in the 80 oz. jar

    • Lynn.Williams

      Ron, dill-lighted you enjoy these. We ship our 16 oz. jars only, six per box. Call us at 800.672.5041 and press 2 for the gift shop.

  9. Barbara A. Quinones

    I will be calling the gift shop after reading the previous reviews to order these OH SO delicious sour pickles that I cannot find anywhere in my area. Thank you for the information and I cannot wait to order these awesome pickles.

  10. Ariana

    these are really good!

  11. Chad

    Love love love these pickles! They’re the gem of pickles of all pickles!!!

  12. Marsha

    I love sour pickles but they are hard to find in the larger pickle size. I’m not too fond of the smaller sizedpickle. Sour pickle chips would also be a good idea.

  13. Ellen

    I love these pickles! These pickles are so sour!!!!! They are amazing!

  14. Mycleta Pyles Gwyn

    My Favorite pickle of all of them, grew up on these they are amazing, just wish our local stores here in Mount Airy, N.C. carried more of them they are hard to find.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Mycleta, thanks for your note. Our Sour pickles can indeed be hard to find. In NC, look in smaller independent stores like IGA or Piggly Wiggly. If you just can’t find them, you can always order the 16 oz. Sours from us and we’ll ship you six jars per box. To order, call us at 800.672.5041 and press 2 for the gift shop.

  15. Ronnie Engle

    These are the best perfect sour perfect taste. Wish my local grocery store carried them

    • Lynn.Williams

      Ronnie, these are slower moving items, which can make them hard to find. Use our online locator to search for them near you: https://www.mtolivepickles.com/product-locator/ If you just can’t find them, you can also order these items from us and we’ll ship you six of the 16 oz. jars per box. To order, call us at 800.672.5041.

  16. Kat

    Perfect pickle. This was a common purchase for years then stores stopped stocking about 10 years back. Would love to get my hands on them now. Only issue is nobody stocks it near me.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Kat, we pack this item in 16 oz, 80 oz and gallon sizes. You can order the 16 oz from us and we’ll ship you six jars per box. To order, call our gift shop at 800.672.5041.

  17. Stanley Mull

    16 Oz great sour Pickle

  18. Vickie

    Please bring the big jars back to the grocery stores in carrboro They only have the small sour pickles in the small jars at Harris teeter

  19. Judy Story

    I want the large gallon sour pickles. All I can find are the Kosher dills. Will they taste the same?

    • Lynn.Williams

      The Sours and Kosher Dills are very different items. Our Kosher Dills are fresh pack and garlic flavored. Our Sours are processed, meaning they’ve been fermented first, and they have a sour flavoring, but no garlic.

  20. Matt

    The Large Sour are my new favorite pickle, I feel like I need to grab an emergency jar every time I go into Lowe’s Foods in Harrisburg. Don’t get me wrong though I still love the jalapeno dill spears and the sliced jalapeno peppers but Large Sour has a new place in my taste buds. It certainly is the picklyest pickle ever pickled!

  21. Willie Patterson

    These are the best pickles. I wish there was a store in California that carry them. Happy I can order them.

  22. Wayne Ferguson

    I love these pickles but cannot find them in Louisville, Ky. I recently had a stay in the hospital and the conversation with the nurses on the cardio ward turned to pickles both commercial and homemade. I wanted to bring some of the Mt. Olive Sour pickles to the staff as a gift but cannot find them in any of the local stores. Any advice?

    • Lynn.Williams

      Wayne, I did a search on our online locator, and it appears Kroger stores in your area carry our 16 oz. Sours. If for some reason you don’t find them on the shelf, ask the store manager if he can get some in the store for you. (Sometimes this is possible and sometimes it isn’t.) For reference, it’s the 12/16 Sour, UPC 09300 00046.

  23. Pam

    Do you have any recipes that I can use the sour pickles as an ingredient? My kids don’t love them like I thought they would and now have a gallon jar of sour pickles and no one to eat them. I’ve tried frying them but no luck.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Hey Pam, check out our recipes online. You can substitute most that use Kosher Dill or Dill with Sour.

  24. Olivia Carver

    Please offer sour pickles online…they are my families absolute favorite and cannot find them anywhere.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Olivia, you can order our 16 oz. Sours by phone, and we’ll ship you six jars per box via UPS. To order, call our gift shop at 800.672.5041.

  25. Beauregard Rippy

    Weird flavor. Not same flavor as Dill or Kosher Dill. If you think you’re getting dill pickles with these, you won’t be. HEY, I didn’t say that I didn’t like ’em! LOL

    • Lynn.Williams

      Well, these are Sour flavored, not dill or kosher dill, so they are intended to be different. Weird is one way to describe it, I suppose. They are sour, to be sure! Glad you like them.

  26. Sarah

    We use these for a family recipe – requiring the gallon size- and I cannot find them anywhere! 🙁 Where are they carried? (I’m willing to find a friend who lives elsewhere who can get them to me…)

  27. Tammy Viola

    Love, Love, Love the SOUR Pickle!!! Wish our stores around Phoenixville, PA had them. Yummilicious!!!

  28. aydrey

    I used to eat the sour pickles all the time when I could find them. I enjoyed as a child and I still like them, but I can no longer find them. I am 54 yrs old now, and I started out before the age of ten. Is there a store in Columbia, SC where I can purchase them?

    • Lynn.Williams

      Two options – Publix doesn’t stock our 16 oz. Sours, but it is on the store’s special order list. You can always see if your local Publix can special order for you. You can also order directly from us, and we’ll ship you six jars per box. To order, call our gift shop at 800.672.5041.

  29. shirley

    The extra large gallon jar of Mount Olive Sour Pickles is absolutely the BEST, BEST, BEST!!!

  30. Stephen Miller

    Living in CT there are no sour pickles. I ordered and promptly received. Delicious especially when eaten together with a slice of cheddar. Finally sour pickles are back in my life

  31. Kelli Halliburton

    The 128 oz (1 gal) size of this product used to be available in my local Kroger, then I had to start going to Publix to find it, then THEY stopped carrying it, and only one Kroger in the area had them, and now your ‘Find In Store’ feature tells me there are no stores within 50 miles that carry the product.

    The 16 oz jar is insufficient, because the pickles are considerably smaller than the other two sizes. I have had to resort to buying from Amazon in the 80 oz size, even though the pickles are still not _quite_ as large as the big jar.

    So, 5 stars for quality, -1 for availability, bringing us to a total of 4 stars.

  32. Lu Westbrook

    I can’t find anywhere what the cost of 6, 16-oz. jars is, as well as shipping to North Texas.

    • Lynn.Williams

      Lu, we don’t offer online ordering outside of our standard gift packs. Call our gift shop at 800.672.5041 for information and to order.

  33. Chris H

    These are my absolute favorite pickles ever. I grew up on these and there used to be a company in Maryland where I’m from, called Heckmans that made the sour pickle. They are long gone, but I’m so glad you are still making this pickle. I plan on calling on Monday to order them. For me, it’s the small ones 100 percent. There’s no better pickle anywhere, ever. Thanks to my Grandparents for always having these in the refrigerator. So happy to find that I can still get them!!!

  34. Geri

    I bought an 80 oz jar of these from Kroger grocery store in Atlanta. I was writing to find out how to open the lid. You have to push up a section on the side of lid. It pops and then the lid turns effortless.
    I’m so glad I figured it out. These pickles are sooo goood!

  35. Gee

    Hiya, here in New Jersey no store carries sour pickles. It’s all garlic or dill flavored pickles. Maybe sour pickles are more popular in the south? Anyway I last found your sour ones at a store near Chincoteague, VA, where I was vacationing. Just to double check – – there is no dill or garlic or other flavoring in these right? Thanks so much.

    • Melissa Kilpatrick

      Hi Gee, we’re glad you discovered our Mt. Olive Sour pickles! That’s right, this item does not contain dill or garlic flavoring. We do pack these in the same facility as products which do contain dill and garlic, so there is a potential for cross-contamination (if you’re trying to avoid these ingredients due to food allergies or sensitivity). Our Sour pickles can be hard to find in certain areas, but you can always order by phone from our Gift Shop and we’ll ship six 16 oz. jars per box by UPS. Just call 800-672-5041 and select option 2 for the Gift Shop!

  36. Sally

    I grew up in Maine and sour pickles are what made the Italian sandwiches so wonderful. No garlic taste and no dill taste! It is impossible to find them in stores. Glad to see I can order them from your online store.. I will be calling Monday to order some!

  37. Stacey

    Years ago, before Google and websites, I used to ask my Auntie to send me these delicious sour pickles as they were available in Massachusetts and not here in Ohio. I recently purchased the kosher dill. Before that, I was eating a brand of single sour pickles from the corner store….not the same as Mt. Olive’s sour pickles. I look forward to ordering direct for my favorite sour pickles. Hopefully online ordering will be made available soon.

    • Melissa Kilpatrick

      Stacey, thanks for your note. This item isn’t currently available to order online, but you can order a case of 16 oz. Sour pickles by phone from our Gift Shop! Call us at 800-672-5041, option 2 and we’ll be “dill-lighted” to help you place an order!

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