The GCF boys get briny with some of the best damned pickles you’ll ever eat.
Adam and I have recently been mired in the daily toil of our 9-5′s and have been so busy playing Clark Kent that we’ve allowed our superhero GCF personas to gather some dust lately. We were able however to free ourselves long enough to attended the annual gathering of local entrepreneurs known as “Shift Happens,” where we shot some video and had some good interviews, but left thinking only of one thing: the awesome pickle lady. We weren’t the only ones either, read this from the TNT.
When we first met Lynnae she was standing rather unassumingly at her table behind a row of pickle jars and a sign precariously hung with gaff tape. Little did we know we had met Tacoma’s pickle princess. (I coined that, just now) She was very inviting – as all new entrepreneurs should be – and had a great story about her pickle recipe being handed down several generations – as all general-product specialists should have, but I was too mired in a maddening head cold to genuinely care at the time, no matter how charming Lynnae was. Her pickles however, were frikkin’ unbelievable and we were overjoyed when she offered us a couple jars to take home to review.
The pickles are really damn good. Maybe the best pickles I’ve ever had. At $9 a jar they are a bit steep, but worth it. We tore through the two jars she gave us within days, and had to go buy some more for this post. There are two varieties. Mrs.Pickles (sweet and sour) and Hot Mama (plus jalapeño). The pickles are short on ingredients, and benefit from it: sweet but not syrupy, tangy but not vinegary, and with just enough garlic to give them some lasting body and flavor. The Hot Mamas, easily our favorite, pack an addictive jalapeño punch that nudges them from great to godly. Even more remarkable than the flavor is just how damn fresh these are. A jar of pickles can be eaten in one sitting. Ridiculous.
Both varieties are available in either spears or chips (we are spear guys ourselves) and there is apparently a relish available as well. You can find her jars in several Tacoma shops, including the Pacific Northwest shop on Proctor, where these bad boys were purchased. If you happen to fear the world beyond your doorstep, than you’ll be happy to know that Lynnae delivers. You’ll have to buy at least 3 of these jars for that, but don’t worry, it won’t take but a few days to reclaim your shelf space again.
Enough reading, go eat some.
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