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.
Some residents are about to learn the hard way that you can’t bring back something that’s already dead…
I’ve solved the #MustardPickles crisis.
Here’s the idea….
We’ll build big greenhouses in Mount Pearl and grow our own!#NLpoli
— Steve Kent (@stephenkent) March 6, 2016
— Steve Kent (@stephenkent) March 4, 2016
Whew! Dominion is in talks with the makers of mustard pickles to develop their own brand. I hear they also have Aunt Jemima by the box.
— Jerry Cranford (@JerryCranford) March 7, 2016
Others just can’t face it:
— Katie Breen (@KatieBreenNL) March 6, 2016
— Lee Stewart (@LeeStewartNL) March 6, 2016
@downhomelife Oh no! That’s me last bottle of mustard pickles! Mudder is gonna flip when she sees they’re gone!
— Denise (@DbsloveDenise) March 7, 2016
I haven’t seen Newfoundlanders this upset since Danny Williams resigned. #MustardPickles
— Ryan Graham (@Gwammy61) March 5, 2016
— Daniel Corbin (@Danktcorbin) March 5, 2016
The bargaining stage is when people turn to “if only” or “what if” scenarios that would’ve saved their loved one.
The mustard pickles disaster would have easily been averted if Newfoundland had invested $25 million in cucumbers 25 years ago. #nlpoli
— Mark Watton (@mark_watton) March 5, 2016
— Candace (@CandyCourt) March 5, 2016
Of course, a lot of people are taking the bargaining phase a little too literally:
— NL Classifieds (@NLClassifieds) March 4, 2016
when you know tomorrow is the last mustard pickles jiggs dinner pic.twitter.com/CH3gjJ9eRv
— Scumbag Newfie (@NewfieScumbag) March 5, 2016
— Mark A.C. Keeping (@coachkeep) March 5, 2016
Once reality finally set in, Newfoundlanders took action and reflected on a friendship lost.
— Andrew Sampson (@andrewsampson_) March 4, 2016
Sobeys on Kelsey in St. John’s has already been cleared out of Zest mustard pickles. pic.twitter.com/Eky7HFhoHf
— Jeff S (@JeffSmythNL) March 4, 2016
— Earl Noble (@Noble41) March 4, 2016
I wonder what my dad is going to do with all that extra space in his fridge now that Zest #MustardPickles have been discontinued.
— Stephanie Pelley (@StephaniePelley) March 5, 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.
— PowellsNL (@PowellsNL) March 7, 2016