Crunchy and sweet, gherkin pickles are a favorite for many pickle enthusiasts. In addition to Mt. Olive’s traditionally-sweetened gherkins, Mt. Olive also offers those made with sugar and with SPLENDA, the no calorie sweetener. The term gherkin generally refers to size – gherkins are smaller pickles. So while gherkins are pickles, not all pickles are gherkins. Gherkins can be flavored as dill, kosher dill, sour, and bread and butter, but at Mt. Olive, we make our gherkins sweet.
A gherkin is a type of cucumber known as either the West Indian or burr gherkin. Picked when they reach a length of 1.5 inches, burr gherkins are used to make baby gherkins. Regular-sized gherkins are made from baby cucumbers that have grown to a length of 3 inches. Another variety of gherkin pickles is the cornichon, a French tart pickle soaked in vinegar and tarragon during the pickling process.
Mt. Olive uses pickling cucumbers, which are developed for processing based on length and thinner outer skins, (among other qualities) to guarantee a delicious product for our incredible consumers. Our gherkins are simply pickling cucumbers that are harvested when they are a smaller size.
Mt. Olive’s Sweet Gherkins add a surprisingly sweet taste and a crisp texture to dishes. Great for snacks, as a condiment, or an addition to a number of recipes, gherkin pickles are a versatile ingredient. Some of the ways to use gherkin pickles include egg salad sandwiches, goulash, loaded baked potatoes, soups, and with smoked salmon. Gherkins also make an excellent pickle relish as well.
For nearly a century. Mt. Olive has been the country’s favorite brand for pickles, peppers, and relishes. For a sweet pickle that works as a snack or an ingredient in your favorite recipe, check out Mt. Olive’s selection of gherkin pickles.