Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
I try to contact everyone that is interesting to me that is why I have Blastzone Online. I saw this pickle company on Shark Tank one night and never really thought about it again. Then one day was searching for products to try on the internet and came across Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles. So I contacted the pickle company and they sent me pickles to try. I got the pickles in the mail and instantly opened them and started eating them. I offered my wife Hope one knowing she would say are you crazy? I talked her into trying one and she then set and helped me eat the whole jar. The thing is Hope hates pickles with a passion. Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles our now one of her favorite things to eat. So to Lynnae thank you so much for sending us such a great product.
MW: Please Introduce yourself?
LS: Lynnae Schneller
MW: How did Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles come about?
LS: Our company is based on my Great Grandma Toots’ secret family recipe. I grew up making them with the women in y family, and it Sparked the idea for our company.
MW: Where is Lynnae’s Gourment Pickles based?
LS: We are based in Tacoma, WA
MW: What is your best selling pickle for Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles?
LS: Our best seller is called Hot Mama. It’s a sweet and sour dill with a kick of jalapeño.
MW: How would you compare your pickles to other pickles of other pickle companies? (Best Dam Pickle I Ever Ate)
LS: Our pickles are made using all fresh ingredients, down to the garlic and jalapeños. The flavors are unique combinations, and not what people are expecting. We often hear from people that aren’t even pickle fans who love our products!
MW: Do you allow tours of your pickle plant?
LS: We do not. Everyone that produces our products signs a non disclosure to protect our family recipe. We do show people around our office and warehouse though!
MW: How can people purchase Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles?
LS: We are available in over 1000 stores nationwide, and of course online at http://www.lynnaesgourmetpickles.com. On our website you can order as well as search for a location near you.
MW: What are your plans for Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles in 2014?
LS: We are expanding into some more traditional grocery stores, such as Kroger. We are also expanding our products to include a line condiments with really fun and unique flavor profiles.
MW: Will Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles be at any food shows in 2014?
LS: Yes! We always attend the fancy food show, as well as shows for all of our distributors. We also like to attend as many consumer food shows as possible as well. The next one we will be at is the Seattle Wine and Food Experience.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
LS: Check our website and products and connect with us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/lynnaesgourmetpickles