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Jul 6, 2012
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Pickles of Metro Detroit and Michigan

The Mitten State has a 'sour' spot for this snack. From McClure's to Vlasic, see what's classic – and new! – for your family to try out.

Pickles of Metro Detroit and Michigan

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Michiganders have a passion for pickles. Maybe it's in our Motor City DNA. After all, it was in Detroit that a Croatian immigrant named Frank Vlasic got the idea in the 1920s that he should expand his cheese business to include pickles, too. By 1942, they had an idea to package the pickles in glass jars instead of buckets – and business took off.

The pickling-making tradition continues today, with several small artisanal companies popping up alongside larger pickle producers in recent years. If you haven't sampled the variety of pickles that Michigan has to offer, check out this list for ideas. And later this summer, maybe even consider swinging up to Linwood, Michigan (in Bay County) in August for its annual Pickle Festival (toldja this state was series about its pickled cucumbers!).

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