10.11.2023 - 13:19 / forbes.com
National Pickle Day, celebrated each year on Nov. 14 by pickle lovers throughout the country, recognizes the tart, sometimes sweet and even spicy pickle. On this day pickle lovers pop open pecks of their preferred preserved pickle. It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish or even Kool-Aid Pickle. Celebrities like Matthew McConaughey are huge fans of pickles, and SuckerPunch Gourmet can possibly claim having the first pickle on the Mt. Everest Basecamp.
Popular franchises such as Chick-fil-A and Subway recognize the important contribution that pickles make for sandwiches and subs. In fact, Americans consume a phenomenal 5,200,000 pounds of pickles each year. While pickles can be high in sodium, they are a good source of vitamin K. In moderation, they make a great snack. A rising trend is deep-fried pickles. The pickle is wrapped in dough or dipped in breading and deep-fried.
Pickles aren't the only thing to celebrate, because pickle juice/brine has a lot of uses, from Esquites Mac and Cheese with Pickle Brine to BBQ Sauceand even Pickle Soup. Also, pickle juice is known to have incredible health benefits, packed with antioxidants, probiotics and electrolytes making for a unique snack.
Alok Advani, CEO of SuckerPunch Gourmet, has spent his entire career in food. “I love having an impact on how and what we eat, especially spotting food trends,” he says. “When I was approached to lead SuckerPunch, I was reluctant at first. To me, pickles have been around for centuries, and not much has changed. After some digging, I realized that there was so much more to pickles than I thought. And to consumers, pickles are fun, whimsical and can transform a meal. I suddenly became excited and saw a real opportunity to do pickles differently.”
Pickle production is an intricate process. Advani explains, “We start with the best cucumbers sourced from local farms. Slightly smaller cucumbers give us a better crunch. Once pulled from the ground, we must pickle them very quickly. We sort, wash and send them through a shuffling table with a grate that allows the smallest pieces to pass through to be diced and turned into relish. Cucumbers are then shot through a slicer that cuts them into chips or spears. The jars are rinsed, hand-spiced with our 11-spice blend and any peppers or onions that we might add. Then the chips are tumble-filled and the spears are hand-stuffed. They are conveyed through a waterfall briner to submerge the cucumbers, are capped and pasteurized. The jars are heated for five minutes and quickly enter a cooling tunnel to rapidly cool, helping them maintain their crunch. They are then labeled, date-coded, shipped out and
Cruise.com’s Black Friday sale began at 9AM on Friday, November 24th and runs through December 3rd offering exclusive cruise deals on a host of cruise lines to worldwide destinations. Guests booking during this sale can save with exclusive rates, up to $1,700 in Savings and Onboard Spending, Free Gratuities, Free Drinks, Free Wi-Fi, Reduced Deposits and more. Set sail on iconic ships in the Caribbean, cruises along Europe’s rivers, luxury vessels and expedition ships. “These are by far the best deals of the year! For anyone planning to book a cruise now is the best time to do so,” said Anthony Hamawy, President of Cruise.com.
While tequila has cemented itself as an all-time top seller in the global spirits industry, its close relative mezcal has enjoyed skyrocketing popularity across the globe since the dawn of the 21st century—and for any hardcore agave aficionados hoping to learn more about the history of tequila, it’s best to pay a visit to where it all began. Roughly 400 years ago, the first large-scale agave distillery made its debut in the town of Tequila, and in the modern era, this vibrant community comes complete with luxurious hotels, a stellar food scene and—of course—more delicious distillate than you could possibly dream of.
More than 2.9 million travelers passed through airports across the United States on Sunday, breaking the Transportation Security Administration’s record for the most travelers in a single day.
The Southwest Airlines Cyber Monday sale is here, and saving 30% on select routes is possible. Unlike some travel deals, you have three days to book discounted flights (just like this $49 flight sale with JetBlue), although you should still act quickly to secure the best flight times.
Air New Zealand is celebrating Cyber Monday with a major sale that has flights to Auckland starting as low as $1,033.
Today is your last chance to shop the Béis Cyber Monday sale. Béis lovers and newcomers can save 25 percent off sitewide. If you've been eyeing luggage or travel accessories from Béis, now is the time to buy—the brand does not hold sales often, and this is its only sitewide sale of the year. Below, we're answering all of your questions about the sale, and sharing our top picks of the best suitcases, duffels, and travel accessories from Béis to score now for your next trip. Happy shopping!
Delta Air Lines is celebrating the holiday season with its biggest-ever premium cabin sale for Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday.
As the family travel platform celebrates a decade in the industry, it expands its collection and website to offer even more for contemporary families.
There are lots of great deals competing for your attention today, but we want to highlight one we're particularly excited about: the Béis Black Friday sale. Béis lovers and newcomers can save 25 percent off sitewide. If you've been eyeing luggage or travel accessories from Béis, now is the time to buy—the brand does not hold sales often, and this is its only sitewide sale of the year. Below, we're answering all of your questions about the sale, and sharing our top picks of the best suitcases, duffels, and travel accessories from Béis to score now. Happy shopping!
Amazon Black Friday deals are now officially live, and that means tons of opportunities for travelers to save on holiday gifts or travel gear restocks of their own. As always, discounts span nearly all categories, from tech to apparel to luggage. Among the highlights: Tablets from Samsung and Google, Yeti coolers and drinkware, and suitcases from Samsonite and American Traveler. Below, find two dozen of the best Black Friday deals on Amazon to shop now, and keep checking back for more discounts you'll want to snag during Cyber Weekend.
There's no better time to upgrade your luggage than during the biggest savings event of 2023—Black Friday. This year, some of our favorite travel brands are offering an array of discounts on everything from sets of checked suitcases and carry-ons, to versatile duffels and totes, to travel accessories like cosmetic bags and packing cubes. Whether you're looking to refresh your own luggage collection or gift a loved one something new, you'll definitely save big on travel gear with these sales. Below, find the best Black Friday luggage deals worth adding to your shopping cart.