Product Review: Dilly, Dilly!
I had the pleasure of sampling products from PhilaDILLphia Pickling Company over the past couple weeks. Specifically, their Dill Cucumber and Homestead Horseradish pickles.
I’m a pickle lover! A big fat Jewish deli pickle, a crunchy hearty garlic, even a bread and butter if that’s the only option. At the end of the day though, you can’t deny a good old-fashioned dill! PhilaDILLphia hits it out of the park with their Dill Cucumber. A perfect blend of vinegar and spices. Instantly makes you think of an outdoor BBQ. Something we all wish we had right now.
The only problem I had was how hard it was to GET to the pickle! Using a standard mason jar with metal lid, the pickles were nicely packed inside. However, it was so darn tight I couldn’t open it! I had the pickles in the car with me, in hopes of munching on them on my drive home from work. However, I had to wait to get to my residence before I could indulge. A couple whacks on the lid with a blunt metal object and I tore right in!
With the help of PhilaDILLphia Pickling Company, I was able to snack on the delicious Dill Cucumber slices over a few days. Using those as my snack of choice, thereby dropping a couple pounds also as these bad boys are only a couple calories. Who doesn’t love to indulge on guilt free food?! And yes, I am one to swig the brine too!
Now, the Homestead Horseradish is more of your “pickle on the side” concept. Paired with a roast beef sandwich, BOOM! Just enough of a bite to hit the spot without overpowering your taste buds.
The staff at PPC is extremely kind. Before grabbing your old pickles off the grocery store shelf, think about locally homemade pickles close to home!
Philadillphia Pickling Company
208 Carter Drive #13b, West Chester, PA 19382, US
Monday-Friday: By appointment
Saturday: Primex 9 am- 1pm
Anne Marie holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Kutztown University. She has worked professionally in Philadelphia and Delaware County in stage management, directing, and producing. She is the owner of Nightcap Cabaret, Philadelphia’s philanthropic cabaret company. Over the past 20 years, Anne Marie has worked with Mazeppa Productions, The Walnut Street Theatre, Upper Darby Summer Stage, Encore Entertainment, Rockwell Productions, Media Theater, Players Club of Swarthmore, and Narberth Community Theatre, among others. Anne Marie served as a Barrymore nominator for Theatre Philadelphia for the 16/17 season and currently serves as an adjudicator for Philadelphia Independence Awards.
She is currently Editor-in-chief for Philly Review.
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