The number of pickles that come in a jar depends on the size of the cucumber, but on average there are around 16 pickles in each 32 oz jar. Regardless of size, we pack the jars with as many pickles as we can fit! You’ll never see empty space in the jar where we could have fit more pickles.
There are a lot of precautions that we take to make them so crisp, but the single most important thing is never compromising when it comes to the quality of ingredients and making sure we get the freshest cucumbers we can find.
They’ll last as long as it takes you to eat them as long as all of the product inside of the jar is submersed in the brine. If one of the pickles is sticking out above the brine and it sits like that for several months it can develop mold. Otherwise they won’t go bad. We do, however recommend eating them within one year of when they were made. The date that they were made is stamped on the jar. After one year they will start to degrade in quality and become less crunchy.
We use a marginal amount of sugar because it helps to create a roundness with the salt and vinegar, helping to make those flavors a little less harsh and pronounced. We only add a marginal amount of sugar to those varieties; most people do not even detect any sweetness.