CHASKA, Minn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's some news for people who prefer pickles the way nature intended: Del Monte(R) proudly presents the first line of USDA-certified organic pickles in five varieties. The new organic pickle line-up, which promises to pack a powerful punch to any picnic platter, includes Sweet Bread & Butter Chips, Dill Burger Slices, Kosher Dill Whole Pickles, Kosher Dill Baby Pickles and Kosher Dill Spears. These organic products feature the same high-quality, unrivalled variety and savory flavor that consumers have come to associate with the Del Monte brand. "Our new Del Monte organic pickles are produced using environmentally friendly farming practices, without synthetic chemicals or genetically modified ingredients," said Jeff Tuttle, chief marketing officer of M.A. Gedney Company. "Every fresh, crispy organic cucumber is hand picked on certified organic farms at the perfect size and time of ripeness, then meticulously sorted and packaged to ensure the finest flavor and freshest quality." Look for the Del Monte line of USDA-certified organic pickles in supermarkets and retail outlets offering natural and organic foods nationwide. The suggested retail price for Gedney and Del Monte organic pickles ranges from $3 to $5 per 24-ounce jar. Organic Pickles: Possibly the Planet's Perfect Snack! Greasy chips, sugary sweets -- who needs these snacks when you can munch on pickles? Aside from the fact that Del Monte brand organic pickles taste great, like all pickles, they have no carbs, no fat and are low in calories. About the Del Monte Brand and the M.A. Gedney Company Since 1919, Del Monte has been marketing pickles and pickle products, including its market-leading Sweet Pickle Relish, and its uniquely sweet Sweet Gherkin Pickles, which are one of the country's only sweet gherkin made the old-fashioned way: barrel-sweetened for ultimate sweetness. Del Monte pickles are produced and marketed by M.A. Gedney Company and sold under the Del Monte label under license from Del Monte Foods. Combining the Del Monte reputation for quality with M.A. Gedney Company's 125 years of extraordinary pickle production makes the perfect pickle partnership. The M.A. Gedney Company is headquartered in Chaska, Minn. For more information on the company, visit http://www.gedneypickle.com .
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