Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Pickling Spices and Starters

Mrs. Wages Pickle Pack giveaway

I’ve been doing a bit of work with the nice folks from Mrs. Wages for at least four summers now. One element of our annual partnership is that they always offer up one or two awesome baskets of their mixes, spices, and starters for me to give away to my equally awesome Food in Jars readers. This summer is no exception!

This week, I am giving away a massive basket of Mrs. Wages pickle spices, mixes, and starters, as well as copy of Mrs. Wages Canning Cookbook. Here’s how to enter!

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your current favorite pickle. Whether it’s one you make, one your mom always has in her fridge, or just your favorite local brand, I want to hear about it.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Mrs. Wages is providing the basket for the giveaway. They are also a Food in Jars sponsor and so do help contribute to the running of this site. 

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602 Responses to Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Pickling Spices and Starters

  1. 1
    Erica says:

    My fav pickle to both make and eat is spicy dilly beans.

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    sue astroth says:

    My new favorites are the zucchini pickles and dilly beans from your book. They are easy to make and even easier to eat! I love having them in my fridge at all times so I can add them to my salads or grab a quick snack.

  3. 3
    Lynne says:

    My favorite pickle is the spicy pickled carrots I created last year. Don’t get me wrong, I love dill pickled carrots, but mmmm adding thai peppers and lemongrass to them was just amazing!!!! (also really REALLY love dilly beans as a garnish for a Caesar!)

  4. 4
    GinaG says:

    There’s a local company called Brother Floyd’s Righteous Pickles ( that I LOVE. They’re spicy, they’re sweet…they’re perfect!

  5. 5
    Jessica says:

    I love garlic-dill refrigerator pickles.

  6. 6
    lindsay says:

    This looks awsome!

  7. 7
    Jessica HZ says:

    I made some pickled beets for the first time a couple weeks ago. They should be just ready to crack open.

  8. 8
    w smith says:

    All time favorite pickled recipe would have to be the Zucchini Pepper relish recipe I found this year
    through this website. I have made 10 pints so far hoping to have enough to last until next summer.
    My 9 year old tasted some from my first batch and loved it. When she was asked what we should
    have for dinner that night she said without hesitation, “Relish!”.
    Love this site!!

  9. 9
    Kasey says:

    I can’t get favorite pickle out here in Chicago (Nalley Baby Dills – my mom always has a jar in her fridge) so I make do with the Boars Head brand. They are equally delicious, and probably more high end, but lack the sentimental “mom” effect.

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    LB says:

    My dad isn’t really a pickle guy, but he makes the most amazing spicy, Chinese-inspired, pickled cucumbers. They’re easily my favorite pickles, though they frequently need to be toned down for company.

  11. 11
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite is the Bread & Butter pickle recipe from the Food in Jars cookbook. I never seem to make enough!

  12. 12
    Earle Grossman says:

    My favorite pickle is a half-sour pickle that I have eaten and made since I was five years old. Started buying them out of a pickle barrel and then learned how to make them from my grandmother. 60 years and I am still looking forward to making them this summer.

  13. 13
    Emma says:

    I’m currently madly in love with Vietnamese daikon and carrot pickles. Makes such a good sandwich addition!

  14. 14

    I’m making my own refrigerator pickle … a little sweet … a little sour. I just can’t get up enough courage to try a lacto-fermented or full-on brined yet!

  15. 15
    Stacy Klusmeier says:

    I just completed my first pickling ever and it was a Kosher Garlic Dill recipe. I’ve already got more cucumbers to do another batch this week. Hoping to try it with other veggies soon.

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    Sarah says:

    Was too lazy to do a canning batch, but I had several cukes needing processed. I found a recipe on Martha Stewart that is an Asian Pickle. It involves soy sauce and sesame oil….very nice!

  17. 17
    Jessica says:

    I love spicy Asian style refrigerator dills. I got the recipe last year somewhere online.

  18. 18
    JJonesy says:

    My spicy dills with jalapenos are popular – in our family, we definitely
    have both pickle and pepper fans, so everything gets eaten!

  19. 19
    Carol in CT says:

    Awesome giveaway! Currently, we are out of pickles, as we are eating everything down due to a move on Friday. That said, Summer=refrigerator pickles that I make in a large, gallon sized glass jar. Kind of a crisp bread and butter type. Bonus is that the brine can be reused.

  20. 20
    Jessica D. says:

    My favorite pickle remains Lemony Pickled Cauliflower. I can’t get enough of it’s crispy, briny goodness!

  21. 21
    Ciara says:

    I LOVE pickled cherries. i also had pickled rhubarb recently and fell in love a second time.

  22. 22
    samW says:

    a good crunchy dill with garlic

  23. 23
    Larissa says:

    I have made a bunch of different pickles lately, but my current favorite is pickled asparagus.

    I’ve also done Brussels sprouts, dilly beans and garlic scapes this year.

  24. 24
    Abby says:

    Dilly beans! Easy and delicious. Though, I rarely ever get to put any up for the winter because my household goes through the refrigerator jars so fast!

  25. 25
    Casey says:

    Currently crunching on some pickled shallots I made with a mix of white wine and cider vinegars, crushed red pepper, and some whole peppercorns.

  26. 26
    Sage Wilson says:

    Table pickles aka quick pickles like my Gma taught me!

  27. 27
    Marissa says:

    I love dill pickles, especially the crispy ones my grandmother always made and canned. With little specks of peppers, they were the best!

  28. 28
    Shell says:

    Love making Bread and Butter pickles. There also a big fave with friends and family. (I like to add sweet red peppers along with the cukes and onions.

    Anybody know how they got their name? I know, I’ve read the ‘During the Depression, they were as frequently on the dinner table as bread and butter….” But honestly, as an origin story, that’s pretty dull.

  29. 29
    Barbie says:

    My favorite pickle is the standard cucumber fridge pickles. I just love the dill and how crisp they stay!

  30. 30
    Christina B. says:

    I’m in love with your dilly bean recipe. I made some a few months ago, they were a huge success at our family 4th of July BBQ. Thanks!

  31. 31
    Odie says:

    My favorite actual pickle is a lime pickle. If we’re talking pickled thing, then the dilled asparagus I made this spring is my current obsession.

  32. 32
    Carol Townsend says:

    I never liked pickles until I tasted my sister-in-law Lynette’s 18-day pickles. I was HOOKED! So much so that I learned how to make them, and they gave me my own pickle crock for Christmas. Score!!

  33. 33
    e says:

    Refrigerated homemade dill pickles that we put up all summer are fantastic. We like them so much that we bought a small refrigerator for the basement to hold them all! No water bath, because they lose their crispiness.

    Second favorite is your dilly beans. They retain the snappy crisp regardless of the bath! (And don’t require a fridge.)

  34. 34
    Adrianne says:

    My grandma Antonia made the BEST spicy pickles ever! I wish I had learned it from her before she passed. Every jar I make is a nod to her, though my pickles will never be quite as good 🙂

  35. 35
    Katie U. says:

    I love garlic dills, but a close second is a sweet, spicy radish pickle I stumbled upon recently.

  36. 36
    Tricia says:

    Bread and Butter…..I have not tried to make them……

  37. 37
    Jennifer T says:

    I’ve been loving both the classic dill pickles and bread and butter pickles, but made with zucchini instead of cucumbers!My cucumbers never really grew, but my zucchinis are out of control. They come out really good, I was inspired after seeing the bread and butter zucchini pickle recipe in Preserving by the Pint!

  38. 38
    christina says:

    I love my homemade pickles! I just cracked open a jar I made 3+ weeks ago and had to restrain myself from eating the entire jar. I would like to try and make them a little more spicy. Maybe add more red pepper flakes or jalapenos.

  39. 39
    Geoma says:

    My favorite cucumber pickle was made by my mother, heavy on garlic and mustard seed. But I love Indian achar, key lime pickle is so flavorful!

  40. 40
    Leigh says:

    My favorite pickle of the moment is pickled in season veggies from a local restaurant called Garbo’s. Last week they added a bit of peach, and they come standard with all the sandwiches. Delicious! I’m new to the pickling craze but looking forward to learning more.

  41. 41
    Renee says:

    My husband and I have been loving pickled asparagus lately – a delicious way to extend the short asparagus season.

  42. 42
    Caitlin says:

    I’ve always loved zesty dills . My mom used to give me one in a napkin and I’d just sit and munch on it happily.

  43. 43
    Jam Bubba says:

    My favorite is 14 day fermented sweet pickles that my mom and great-aunt used to can. Wish I could find that exact recipe. I can remember when they bought the stoneware crocks from a roadside stand that sold bird baths etc. First the cucumbers were fermented in brine…how the crocks were kept in the cool basement until the day when the pickling spice mixture was cooked up and then the heat of the canning began…I still have one of the crocks I use today…some 50+ years later.

  44. 44
    Stephanie says:

    We love our pickles lol! They are hot pickles. Dill with hot peppers in them and whatever else we are getting out to the garden at the time. The longer they set the hotter they get! We currently have 50 quarts and will be doing another batch this week! They are popular with family and friends!

  45. 45
    Tammy says:

    dilly beans, for sure!

  46. 46
    Cecile says:

    I love the zucchini bread and butter as well as pepper pickles that I love to slather on any sandwich.

  47. 47
    Kari K says:

    I love a good dill pickle but lately I have been experimenting with pickling fruit. I just made a pickled apricot with some cardamom. It was delish.

  48. 48
    joyce says:

    I love Mrs. Wages Bread and Butter Pickles been making them for many years now. but I also like a refrigerator bread and butter recipe that I found on pinterest.

  49. 49
    Wendy says:

    Your dilly beans. I’m also itching to try my hand at pickling cherries.

  50. 50
    Heather says:

    Any pickles from local farmers markets! Excited to try making my own this year though!