Identifying a Maine mustard pickle is pretty easy. At first bite their distinctive reality tickles the center of the nose, followed by a sweet and surprisingly bitter crunch aimed directly at the taste buds, holding them hostage with a feeling reminiscent of drinking a very tannic tea. Depending on the length of the brine, the spiciness ranges from pleasantly soft to exuberantly sharp. It’s rare when one pickle tastes exactly the same as the last one, because the flavor depends on a lot of things: cucumber size and breed, how long it was brined, even the temperature of the room where the crock is kept.
These pickles are different from the usual dill pickle in how they taste as well as, sometimes, texture. If the mouth-feel of the usual dill pickle were to be compared to hearing a person’s voice speaking steadily in a conversational tone, the Maine mustard pickle would be that same person’s voice laughing or singing.
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