Bradley Bennett - Principal Pickle
Jackie Gove - Second Pickle
Mitchell Mayo - Pickle Logistics
The Kitchen Crew
Since 2001, Bradley Bennett has been making his spicy blend of pickles for friends and family from his kitchen in Santa Barbara, California. Now he has created Pacific Pickle Works so that you can enjoy them too!
We are so fortunate to have had the amazing support of our community to successfully fund a Kickstarter campaign to help us find and move into a new production facility. Watch the video that tells our story...
I literally never write these. Ever. But I'm an artist and I know how meaningful it is when people write nice things about my work, so I had to write something to you, Oh Pickle Deities.
For the last two years I have been on a desperate search for the perfect sour pickle. I tried EVERYTHING. None of them worked. Too soft. Not sour enough. Too garlicky. I gave up. I was at Cost Plus this past weekend (socially distanced with my mask, as we Californians do) and decided OK, I guess I'll try these. In two days the whole jar was gone.
You have truly created the most perfect sour pickle ever. I just added three more jars to my grocery delivery. I am losing my mind over how good these are.
You guys rock.
To Whom it may concern,
I am a huge fan of your pickles and a loyal customer from my days living in Santa Barbara. I was super stoked to see you guys move into the Sacramento market last year. You guys have the best pickles I have ever tired and I will continue to support your business. It only took one pickle for my girlfriend to realize the pickles were worth the extra two dollars even if they run out three times as fast because they double as a delicious snack.
Dear Principal Pickle,
Just so you know, I almost have to hide them from my staff because everyone LOVES these pickles! Soooooo wonderful!!!!!
I have never ever done this before... but your pickles are so good I had to leave you a message and let you know! As a pickle connoisseur since I was a little girl, I swear that your pickles are the ones I have chased after for a very long time. I saw your brand at Lucky supermarket and thought hmmm I’ll try these. And then when I took a bite and felt the crisp and crunch, I just said, WOW. Thanks a lot, you guys have definitely come up with a winner!
I just have to tell you, I think you’ve created the perfect pickle. I just had your pickles for the first time and told my husband “this is the perfect pickle”. He said that I should tell you that so here I am!
Thank you for making the perfect pickle. You guys have got something here. Keep up the good work.
Kelsey, pickle lover
I absolutely love your pickles because they taste almost identical to the ones my Mom makes. In fact, I sent her some, and her response was, "Why am I spending all this time making you pickles when you can buy ones that taste this good?" Coming from my mother, that is the very highest praise.
Absolutely addicted to this Pickle Brine. I drink it straight, with a splash of tonic water, or mixed in a cocktail. I usually drink it and sit on the couch with my dog after a long day. Love this delicious one of a kind product!
Holy cow. I went to the market here in West Sacramento to get fixins' for a Bloody Mary. I saw the PPW Asparagusto!, but almost deferred to my usual brand, and then decided to give it a shot. Anyway, I get home, and snap diddly doo, the Asparagusto! is just about the greatest pickled thing I've ever had in my entire life. It's like someone pickled a high five. I'd say maybe 5 spears from the jar went into drinks. I just sat and ate the rest while watching baseball.
I’ve developed this habit on Saturdays of getting a 6-pack of Tecate, 8oz of Pacific Pickle Works Michelada Shrub, starting on a couple chores around the house, and then suddenly realizing I’ve burned through all my supplies! Needless to say, I always have a great time and stock up again for the next week. It’s a truly unique product, and you can’t get anything else like it around town!
PPW has delicious pickles and excellent customer service. After a little mix up with my order, the company fixed it immediately and made me feel like my satisfaction with their products truly mattered.
The Jalabeanos, Asparagusto, Unbeetables, Brussizzle Sprouts, and Carriots of Fire are all fantastic snacks. I will be ordering these items routinely.
Well done Pacific Pickle Works!
I just picked up your Bloody Mary Elixir and wow! All my friends know I make a killer Bloody Mary, but my Mary is nothing compared to what I am sipping on right now. I have tried Bloody Marys from all around San Luis Obispo. I feel sorry for all restaurants out there because I don’t think I can ever go out and buy another Bloody Mary after enjoying this. I cannot wait to try it with your Jalabeaños.
Recently, on his first-ever solo bike ride to Whole Foods to pick up a snack of his very own choosing, our older elementary son returned home with a jar of Asparagusto! in his backpack. Out of the whole store, out of all the options at Whole Foods, with his very own hard-earned money, he wanted to have his very own jar of PPW's Asparagusto! That's pretty cool.
Now, people might point out the fact that he has a very refined and discerning palate. They also might say that there's something marvelous and irresistible in every delicious PPW jar. As doting and proud parents, we think it's both.
Here's to all the very best as this company puts smiles on more and more faces. You've won the business of every buyer in our house!
I just wanted to let you know that we bought a jar of your pickles at a shop on State St. and loved them! I asked my wife why she bought them though since we were flying out the next morning and wouldn't be able to take them past security at the airport. She didn’t want to leave them behind so, she drained all of the juice out and put them in zip lock bags and was able to bring them home with us to Oregon.
Anyway, just thought you should know how good they are!
I live locally in SB and am OBSESSED with PPW's products. They generously donated PPW products to my elementary school last year to help us fundraise and their items brought one of the highest prices at our auction. Great products and generous people behind the product... you can't go wrong with PPW!!!! Aaaaaand I'm in love with the Bloody Mary Elixir. So happy I can buy these products all over town!
I just made a trip to the store specifically to get your Jalabeaños only to find they were out. Can I order them online anywhere? We are having trouble living without them.
Thanks! ~ Claire
My husband, who doesn't ever run household errands, bumped into your pickled Jalabeaños at Tri-County Produce in Santa Barbara where we reside. I went back to the store and bought the last two jars the following day. I also picked up the Unbeetables and Asparagusto for a test. Now we are addicted!
Every weekend I shop at the farmer's market in Santa Barbara and a lot of farmers bring their pickled veggies. Over the years I have tested them all. Most of them are way too spicy, too vinegary, or mushy... YOURS have the right amount of everything! They taste as if they are pickled by your favorite grandmother.
Brad, Congratulations on your wonderful product. As soon as you start website sales and shipping we will be ordering boxes.
All the very best,
I'd order the green bean by itself if I wasn't ashamed, but I am. So, I order the Bloody Mary just to get the green bean
~ Anonymous customer confessional