Top Pick Of The Week

May 13, 2008

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Rick's Picks Pepi-Pepi

You’ll be pickled—or is that tickled?—pink with Rick’s Picks pickle portfolio. Pickled red peppers are only the beginning.

WHAT IT IS: Artisan-crafted pickled vegetables.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Pickles—meaning pickled cucumbers—and other vegetables are transformed by gourmet brines to a higher plane.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Incredibly flavorful, almost no calories, no fat, and you can re-use the brine in everything from martinis to popsicles.

Rick’s Picks Pickled Vegetables:
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Page 4: Pickle Club ~ A Great Gift

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The Pickle Club & More


Rick’s Picks Pickle Club

Enjoy four varieties of Rick’s Picks delivered to your door, four times a year. You’ll be sure to get the seasonal specials, like Whup Ass Asparagus in Spring and Smokra in summer. Serving suggestions and recipes are included with each pack. The first shipment is the Top-Seller Pack featuring four of the bestsellers: Bee ‘n’ Beez, Phat Beets, Smokra and Windy City Wasabeans.

You can use each quarterly shipment as an opportunity to have your favorite pickle loves over for a tasting, with cheeses, charcuterie and craft beer.

Rick's Picks
The Pickle Club will deliver a quarterly sampler of seasonal highlights.

Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Deviled egg lovers will find something to love even more when Rick’s Picks Smokra (smoked okra) is added to the mix. You can make these for a party, then give a jar of Smokra as a party prize.


  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, cooled (see our instructions for the perfect hard-boiled egg)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Smokra, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Smokra brine
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Smoked paprika for garnish
  • 3-4 pieces Rick’s Picks Smokra, cut into 24 1/8-inch rounds for garnish


  1. Deviled EggsSlice whole, peeled eggs lengthwise. Remove egg yolks and put into a bowl. Arrange whites cut-side up on a serving plate or tray and set aside.
  2. To the yolks, add mayonnaise, chopped Smokra and brine and mix until creamy and smooth. Season with salt and ground pepper (taste first, since you’ve already added the tasty brine).
  3. Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites (you can also use a large star tip and pastry bag to pipe filling into the egg white. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Garnish with a slice of Smokra.

Rosendale International Pickle Festival

Love pickles? More than 5,000 people attend the annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival in the Adirondack Mountains near Kingston, New York. For more information, visit You can:

  • Enter your pickled goods for judging (Rick’s Picks has won 10 ribbons over the years).
  • Don’t make pickles? You can still enter the Pickle Juice Drinking Contest and the Pickle Toss (where contestants team up to see who can catch the highest number of pickle chips in their mouths in the allotted time); or just enjoy sampling all the pickles, buy them to take home and listen to the music groups.

Be picky: Pick Rick’s Picks as a treat for yourself and others who can taste the difference.

— Karen Hochman

FORWARD THIS NIBBLE to pickle lovers, barbecue mavens and anyone looking for a low-calorie, fat-free snack.

rick’s picks pickled vegetableS
PICKLES: Bee ‘n’ Beez, Kool Gherks, Spears of Influence, Slices of Life
PICKLED VEGETABLES: GT 1000s, Mean Beans, Pepi Pep Peps, Phat Beets, Smokra, Whup Ass, Windy City Wasabeans

Rick’s Picks are made in small batches with seasonal ingredients. Not all varieties are available year-round. The website has the current inventory.

  • 15-Ounce Jar
  • Top-Seller Sampler Pack
    Bee ‘n’ Beez, Mean Beans, Phat Beets
    and Smokra
    Other Sampler Packs Available
  • Rick’s Picks Sampler
    One Each Of All 11 Varieties
  • The Pickle Club
    Four Quarterly Shipments Of
    Four Jars

Purchase online† at

Bread and Butter Pickles
Absolutely delicious, no fat and hardly any calories.

†Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. THE NIBBLE does not sell products; these items are offered by a third party with whom we have no relationship. This link to purchase is provided as a reader convenience.

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