The Bottom Line
- Low carb count/no sugar
- Tastes likes regular sugar-sweetened products
- Fairly widely available in supermarkets (U.S.)
- Consistency of relish is not quite the same - not as thick
- Some find a slight aftertaste from sucralose
- May have to mail order
- Mt. Olive makes 3 kinds of No Sugar Added sweet pickles, plus sweet relish.
- Bread and Butter pickles come in chips or in "sandwich stuffers".
- Sweet (midget) gherkins also available.
- Carb count comparable to non-sweet varieties.
Guide Review - Product Review: Mt. Olive No Sugar Added Pickles and Relish
Ingredients: All the labels essentially say the same thing: cucumbers, water, vinegar, various spices, sucralose (Splenda®), and coloring.
Flavor:The taste is comparable to “regular” sweet pickles and relish. Some find that the sucralose (Splenda®) gives them a slight aftertaste, but usually note that due to the strong flavor of the pickles, it is not very noticeable.
Carb count: These sweet pickles and relish have about the same carb count as cucumbers or dill pickles, which is about 1 gram of carbohydrate per ounce (about 1 small pickle or 1 spear), or one tablespoon of relish. This is as compared to 5 grams of carb for regular sweet relish or 9 grams per ounce of sweet pickle.
Availability:Mt. Olive Pickles are widely available in the Southeast US. In most of the rest of the U.S. they are carried in such supermarket chains as Safeway, Albertson’s, Shaw’s, Pathmark, and Kroger. They can also be ordered through the manufacturer as well as other online sources.