A while back the Board of Health in Westminster tried to make Westminster the first town in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes. It was ridiculous and the people revolted, because people in Westminster love freedom and common sense. A big reason that this was a dumb idea was that it would kill local businesses, many of who make money off the sale of cigarettes. And even though cigarettes suck, they’re legal in the United States and adults who want to buy them should be able to.
One of the stores that would have been most affected by this was Vincent’s Country Store. Since we wrote about this and the townspeople overthrew the Board of Health head Andrea Crete, Turtleboy has had a friendly relationship with Vincent’s. It’s basically a nicer, cleaner alternative to corporate grocery stores.
Plus they sell booze.
Anyway, Turtleboy LOVES pickles, and they just so happen to make their own brand in the store called Stretch’s Pickles. They’re not your average pickles. They’re beer pickles.
He insisted that they’d be the best Turtleboy had ever had. I doubted it, but I told him if he was right I’d write a blog about it. So Turtleboy Jr. and I got in the car and headed up to Westminster. And let me tell ya – you will never, ever taste a pickle like this one:
The zesty Larry. They made these dills of heaven when they partnered with the Wachusett Brewing Company in Westminster. Soaked in booze. Spicy, but not too spicy. Borderline orgasmic.
These ones hit the spot too:
If you’ve never had a pickle that literally changes from wicked sweet to wicked spicy while in your mouth, you gotta try these ones.
They make nine total flavors and you can find them all over north central Mass. They recently had a table at Brew Woo 2016 at the DCU Center and drunk people devoured them. And everyone knows that when you’re drunk you only like the best tasting food.
So yea, if you go to Vincent’s in Wesminster and tell em Turtleboy sent you then they’ll give you a discount on pickles. But they also sell them at the following locations:
Idylwilde Farm, ActonAshburnham Wine & SpiritsNew Salem General StoreHannah Grimes in Keene NHSmith’s Country Cheese in WinchendonBoston Tea Party in AshburnhamSnug Harbor Wine in DuxburyPatriot Package, Templeton MAVincent’s Country StoreC&M Pizza in LeominsterAppletown Market, Sterling MAMill Valley Milk Company in Hadley, MAWachusett Wine & Spirits, West BoylstonEvan’s On The Common Townsend, MAThe Thirsty Lab in Princeton, MAWilson Farm Lexington, MAThe Westminster Pharmacy, MAWestminster Country Club, MAAngler Fish Market Westminster, MABrazzell’s Package Gardner, MAWyman’s Liquor Leominster, MA