A young woman named Lynnae Schneller of Tacoma, Washington held a 100-year-old secret family recipe to making sweet crunchy pickles. It was her great grandma Toots’ recipe. With her sister-in-law Aly Cullinane, Lynnae started making the pickles for the public — and they started making money. Schneller and Cullinane pitched Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles on Shark Tank in 2013. They did not walk away with a deal.
In September 2015, Lynnae “ceded presidency and day-to-day leadership of the company” to Aly. With the change in power came a rebranding. Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles is now Mrs. Pickles Gourmet (Toots’ other nickname was Mrs. Pickles). All three Mrs. Pickles products – Original Spears, Original Chips, and Hot Mama Chips – are available online. A 3-pack costs $29.99.