2016 Update: Delicious Concepts has gone out of business. The good new for those wanting low sodium pickles is that Healthy Heart Market now produces NSA dills and bread & butter pickles.
I know, I know. I’ve been fixating on pickles for the last couple of months. It’s almost been an exercise in futility looking for truly low sodium, already canned pickles. But I think I’ve hit the jackpot. During one of my endless online searches, I came upon a site called Delicious Concepts. The company produces whole salt-free dill pickles and salt-free cornichon pickles. The jar for the larger dills looked almost exactly like the jar & label for Healthy Heart Market’s now discontinued salt-free pickles, so I wondered if Delicious Concepts had been the actual producer. I decided to order one jar each of the whole dills and the cornichons.
Receiving the pickles took a little longer than I expected, so I sent the company an email. Not only did I get an email response, but the head of the company personally called me to explain and apologize for the delay. Pretty good customer service.
But the really exciting news is that both pickles taste good and have a crunchy texture. My husband particularly liked the cornichons. In fact, the jar was emptied in just a few days. So I ordered ten more jars just last week. The cornichons are small and extremely crisp. They’d be perfect chopped up for tartar sauce, remoulade, Thousand Island salad dressing or any application where a tangy, spicy bite would be appreciated.
The bottom line for me is that my husband likes these pickles. It satisfies his cravings. And, because both pickles are completely salt free, I don’t have to fuss with cutting pieces to get the correct serving size. I’m very happy and hope the company continues to produce these pickles for a long, long time.