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Why Suckerpunch

Why Suckerpunch

Who is SuckerPunch

The Snack with Snap

SuckerPunch makes pickles; delicious, crunchy, feel the hair on your neck stand up because they’re so incredible – pickles. Just as the name would suggest, our pickles pack a culinary wallop your tastebuds will not soon forget. This is everything you always knew you wanted in a pickle but never knew how to ask for! Full of bold flavor and super snappy, SuckerPunch isn’t your run-of-the-mill grocery store pickle. Our pickles, juices, and mixes offer a friendly challenge to test your mettle with this prize-fighter of the pickle world. Turn your sandwiches into culinary contenders and your burgers into taste bud bruisers with the snappy snack that smacks back! Rip into a jar of SuckerPunch pickles, tear open a bag of pickle chips and become the undisputed champ of chomp! 

SuckerPunch started with a homemade batch of spicy pickles. Our founder, David van Alphen was tired of the same old pickles from the same tired brands. Turns out, David wasn’t alone! Today, SuckerPunch’s cucumber-centric selection includes seven signature flavors of jarred pickles, three flavors of pickle Snack Packs, two Bloody Mary mixes, and of course, pickle juice! Simply put, SuckerPunch is the pickle people pick when they need a pickle pick me up.

Suckerpunch Gourmet
Suckerpunch Gourmet

The
SuckerPunch
Difference

SuckerPunch uses bold flavors and savory spices to craft the perfect snappy small-batch pickle. Our journey to create the perfect pickle began in 2011 when David van Alphen set out to create a pickle done differently. Using a mixture of garlic, onion, peppers, and an 11-spice signature blend, David created the perfect pickle. Today, SuckerPunch’s pickle-centric posse includes seven traditional and signature pickle jars, three pickle Snack Packs, two Bloody Mary mixes, and of course, pickle juice! When it comes to making superior pickles, and the subsequent pickle accouterments, quality is everything. We hand select our ingredients from trusted sources and make everything in small batches. Our seasonally selected cucumbers ensure your pickles have the snap and crunch you crave, and our brines, juices, and mixes are all made from scratch for superior texture and flavor.

SuckerPunch Gourmet is the creator and proprietor of the crunchiest, most flavor-packed pickles on the market. SuckerPunch’s premium products, including Bloody Mary mix and pickle juice, are non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan. We never use any high fructose corn syrup, and SuckerPunch steers clear of all artificial preservatives, dyes, and allergens. At SuckerPunch, we know pickles, and ours are simply the best.

Suckerpunch Gourmet
Suckerpunch Gourmet

Pickles Done Differently

Pickles and humans have coexisted peacefully for nearly 3,000 years. At SuckerPunch, the pickles are finally fighting back. We’ve had enough of boring pickles! No more run of the mill dills or basic bread and butters! It’s time to add some garlic and chile to your life! Humans have been pickling as a way to preserve food for millennia, and for nearly a century, Americans have put pickles on every kind of sandwich imaginable. But in 2011, thanks to the bravery of SuckerPunch Gourmet founder David van Alphen, the world was introduced to a new kind of pickle, a pickle done differently! Dissatisfied with the pickles that he found in stores, David created a pickle worth picking. He started with the best local cucumbers, and he soon found that the slightly smaller ones had far superior crunch. 

To create the perfect brine for his Original Spicy Garlic Pickle David used garlic, arbol chiles, and a blend of 11 spices. The delayed effects of David’s spicy pickle packed such a wallop to the taste buds that he said it hit like a “sucker punch.” Thus, SuckerPunch Gourmet was born! Brevity is the soul of wit, necessity is the mother of invention, and SuckerPunch is the inevitable evolution of everything pickles should be. 

Suckerpunch Gourmet
Suckerpunch Gourmet

MEET OUR FOUNDER, DAVID VAN ALPHEN

SuckerPunch Gourmet founder David van Alphen has always been an artist. As a younger man David lived out his artistic passions as a professional illustrator and gallery owner. David’s first son, Jack, was born with Down Syndrome, and David quickly transitioned from full-time artist to stay-at-home dad. Ask any parent; young kids love snacks! David has always loved pickles, but he eventually got fed up with the same boring store-bought ones. One day, standing in the deli aisle, forced with the same decision of which mushy, flavorless, preservative rich pickle to buy, David had an epiphany. He didn’t have to settle for this! David turned his artistic passion to the culinary arts and developed his perfect pickle. SuckerPunch are pickles done differently because sometimes, life just demands a better choice. 

Suckerpunch Gourmet
Suckerpunch Gourmet