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Anyone from Newfoundland knows that mustard pickles are pretty much the best condiment ever.

That sweet, zesty flavour. The beautiful saltiness–it’s no wonder you can practically find them in any fridge in the province. That’s why, when word started to spread that Smucker Foods of Canada Corporation was cutting its line of mustard pickles produced under the Zest and Habitant labels, Newfoundlanders started losing their minds. After all, this is more than a mere condiment, it was go-to kitchen friend that made every food just a little bit better. And just like when anyone loses a dear friend, Newfoundlanders are starting to display some of the classic signs of grief.

Denial

Some residents are about to learn the hard way that you can’t bring back something that’s already dead…


Others just can’t face it:

Anger

Bargaining

The bargaining stage is when people turn to “if only” or “what if” scenarios that would’ve saved their loved one.

Of course, a lot of people are taking the bargaining phase a little too literally:

This mustard pickle stuff is pissing me off but I found this funny

Posted by Cory Goulding on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Found in fridge: bottle containing 9 mustard pickles. Selling for $10 each, or all 9 for $89. Serious inquiries only please.

Posted by Trevor Stansford on Monday, March 7, 2016

Depression

Ode To The Mustard PickleDear Mr. Zest and Habitant, why do you have to go?you are so sweet and mustardy, and we just…

Posted by Gordon Pennell on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Acceptance

Once reality finally set in, Newfoundlanders took action and reflected on a friendship lost.

Probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life is sit a 9 year old down to her favorite Sunday dinner and…

Posted by Gayle Jesso-Johnson on Sunday, March 6, 2016

the mustard pickle song written by gregorycrane march 5 2016get your pickle’s folks stock up on your mustard pickles those tasty zest brand pickles well be no more lol the mustard pickle song written by Gregory crane march 5 2016

Posted by Gregory Crane on Saturday, March 5, 2016

All of this to say: Rest in peace, mustard pickles. We will miss you.