Cooking with Alison

The Absolute Best Brand of Pickles, Gherkins, Cornichons

In Appetizers, Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks, Reviews, Sides and Sauces on February 25, 2016 at am


Please believe me when I say that these are the absolute best store-bought pickles on the market. Burgenland’s Gurken Prinz pickles/gherkins/cornichons have the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Note that these are smaller than dill pickles and larger than most gherkins/cornichons. Years ago, I tried one for the first time at a friend of a friend’s house party. After taking one bite, I looked at him with wide eyes and said, with urgency, “Who made these pickles and where can I buy them???”. I never forgot them and recognized the brand immediately, even years after that party. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted them at Costco. I looked for these pickles in countless independent and specialty grocery stores… of course Costco had them. All good things come from Costco. 😉 I really hope you get the chance to try them, and if you know a better brand, be sure to let me know!



  1. Our Costco (Newmarket Ontario) just stopped carrying them. If I had known that was going to happen I would have bought more in advance. I agree they are the best pickles, in fact they are they only kind I am interested in eating. So now what do I do. They are only carrying Strubs now. Do you know if anyone else is selling them in Ontario?

  2. They have stopped carrying them in Costco Canada

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