Product Spotlight: Ghost Pepper Garlic

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Featured Product:  Ghost Pepper Garlic

The Ghost Pepper Garlic pickles we make are not only popular, but they also have a cult following.  The fact that we only use premium real Ghost Peppers (bhut jolokia) is what makes them so special.  Only about once or twice a year are we able to secure a large number of Ghost Peppers.  Usually right around the beginning of August to December.  This is my number one favorite pickle we make because it has all the flavor of the Gnarly Garlic with a sneaky spicy burn strong enough to wake up the dead.

Ghost Peppers

When you take a bite…

When you first take that crunchy bite of the Ghost Pepper Garlic you think ok, I can handle that heat…  Then about 5 seconds later it hits you.  You get all that bodacious garlic flavor upfront along with the zing of the vinegar.  Following that, you start to get the burning, tingling sensation of the ghost peppers doing their thing.  We do balance the heat with flavor, so it is not just a stupid heat.  You can enjoy these pickles as a snack, along with a juicy hot dog, or along with some nice cheese.  So please, do not let the ghost scare you away.  Take a chance on these and put a smile back on your face…


Cucumber, Water, Vinegar, Garlic, Ghost Peppers, Salt, Sugar, and Spices

Food Pairings: 

Well, these pickles you will most likely not be putting in your kid’s lunches.  If you are making a charcuterie board, these pair extremely well with a nice sharp cheese.  If you want to step up your pickle roll-up, try rolling this pickle up with a piece of sliced turkey, cheese, and a line of mustard.  This is a healthy low-carb snack that will surely not disappoint.

Product Spotlight: Tampa Tillos

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Product Spotlight:  Tampa Tillos Seasonal

Tampa Tillos are one of the newest, most tantalizing products in our lineup.  These juicy, pickled Tomatillos are carefully blended with our Chill Dill brine, then we add a ludicrous amount of garlic and a sprinkling of Poblano Pepper. These tomatillos have a slightly more acidic, slightly less sweet flavor than ripe and unripe tomatoes. ( Overall, the flavor is more vegetal and bright, and the interior texture is denser and less watery.

We pack Tomatillo wedges with fresh sliced poblano peppers and organic spices, then combined all of that with our garlic brine.  You can eat your Tampa Tillos’ as a snack right out of the jar, or with an assortment of dishes. Take a chance and grab one of these seasonal delights now, because they will not be available for long.

When you take a bite…

When you take a bite of a Tampa Tillo, your senses get a little jolt.  With the first bite,  you get a firm but tender texture and a hint of sweetness.  Then you move on to the garlic zing and the wonderful splash of our chill dill brine.  You go right in for a Poblano pepper next, and you get a crunchy yet mild pepper zing.  They may not be very hot, but they are sure delightful.  Don’t feel bad if you find yourself at the bottom of an empty jar, we know the struggle is real.



Tomatillo, Water, Vinegar, Poblano Peppers, Garlic, Salt, Sugar, and Spices

Food Pairings: 

After you take a bite of a Tampa Tillo, I bet you think the same thing I was thinking…  Mojo Pork.  My favorite thing to pair is a nice yellow rice bowl with smoked pork shredded on top.  Slice them up and add them to any taco for a new perspective on a classic dish.  These are a must for your next charcuterie board.  Imagine these little guys alongside a Cuban Sandwich… When all said and done, you can get as creative as you want, or just hammer them from the jar. Don’t miss out on this seasonal favorite, our Chill Dill Tampa Tillos!



How To Open a Chill Dill Container?

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How To Open a Chill Dill Container

You finally got your hands on some of the greatest pickles in the world, you get them home and want to crack into that jar right away.  You take it out of the bag, put it on the kitchen counter and then you freeze up.  How do I open this thing up?  We put a little diagram on the label that shows how to open a Chill Dill container, “Break Tab, Lift the Lid, and Snap to Close.”  However, when you are really trying to get into that jar, that little diagram gets overlooked.  Here is a short clip showing how to crack the code.  Enjoy.

Step By Step Directions

First Step:  Break the “Break Tab”

Second Step:  Lift the lid

Thirds Step:  Hammer out some Dills!

Third Step:  Place the lid back on the jar

Final Step:  Snap the lid in place all around the jar

You are now good to go.


Thanks for all of the love!


Product Spotlight: Totally Original “OG”

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Product Spotlight:  Totally Original “OG” Pickles

Each month we will spotlight a Chill Dill flavor to break down all of the goodness that is in every jar.  We invite you to explore our first edition of the Product Spotlight and focus on The Totally Original “OG” pickle.

Featured Product:  Totally Original “OG”

Chill Dill’s Totally Original is the “OG” of our entire company.  The recipe was created from scratch and took months and months to perfect it.  We wanted to get the perfect balance of salty, tangy, with a touch of sweet.  Yet we still felt the need to let the vegetable show up in the flavor profile as well.  In of 2014 we took the first bite into the brine and the pickle that we call today Totally Original “OG”.  It was love at first bite.  From that day, we worked on perfecting that recipe and producing it on a large scale and still keep the consistency.  We were honored with a gold medal at The Fifty Best Pickles for them.

When you take a bite…

The first thing you will notice is a cool crisp snap.  Then you get a shot of brine and that is when you taste buds wake up and start to fire off.  You get the crunch, then the flavor, then you are hooked.  The Totally Original “OG” has been called our gateway pickle.  Once you try this one there is not stopping you from hitting up our Gnarly Garlic, Seriously Spicy, and then keep on powering through the starting lineup.


Cucumber, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Garlic, and Spices

Food Pairings: 

On the plate of every; burger, hot dog, sandwich, and a plate of pickles.  Chop up and put in chicken salad.  Use the brine to make a Vodka Dirty Martine or juice up your Bloody Mary.

Market Season Is Upon Us

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For all of our local fans, the weather has cooled off and we are back to our local Farmers Markets.  You can sample and grab a jar of all of your favorites from us as well as get to try some of our premium product and seasonal flavors.  We are featuring a new creations this weekend; Garlic Snappers.  Sugar snap peas doused in a garlic brine bath with a sensual balance of flavors and crunch that we all love.  We will have a limited supply of them at this weekend’s Wiregrass and Hyde Park Markets.  We hope to see you at some of these great markets throughout the next few months.

1st Saturday Fresh Market of Wiregrass

1st Sunday Hyde Park Market

4th Sunday Odessa Market at Starkey Ranch

Thanks for the Love!

The Chill Dill

New Location Alert

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Chill Dill’s are making their way all across Florida.  Here are a few of our newest locations.  Keep an eye out for more coming soon.  Use our Find Us page to pinpoint what is closest to you.  

Geieres Sausage Kitchen – Sarasota, FL

Lucky’s Market – St Petersburg, FL

JJ’s Market & Deli – St Petersburg, FL

Snow’s Country Market – Beverly Hills, FL

Morton’s Siesta Market – Siesta Key Florida


Pickle Post New Chapter

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Hello to all of our supporters.  We have not posted in a while, and we have a lot to share with you.  First off we would like to thank the SBDC for all of their help over the past few months in giving us the guidance we needed to take some big steps in growing our business.  We recently moved into our very own state of the art pickling kitchen with a massive walk in refrigerator so we can pump out the dills at a rapid pace.  We are also proud to announce that our locations are growing thanks to the help from Byff’s Fine Foods getting our product out on the shelves.  We are now in Sarasota, St Petersberg, and Orlando.  We have all of our locations organized and can be found on our “Find Us” page on our website.  By August 8th we will be entering in the St Petersburg Earth Origins Market and soon we will be coming to an Earth Origins near you.  They have 9 Florida Locations.  We just want to say thanks again to everyone who has helped us get to this point and hope to see you soon at one of our new locations.

The Chill Dill Team

Abbie, James, and Scott

We Are Hitting The Markets Hard This Weekend!

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This is the weekend to stock up!

With Super Bowl this weekend everyone is in need of their favorite snacks for the big game.  You are just in luck!  Not only are we at the Fresh Markets of Wiregrass Saturday from 10-2, but we are at the Hyde Park Market on Super Bowl Sunday.  For all of your asparagus lovers out there, we have some jars just made on Thursday that are some of the best looking ones I have seen all year long.  We also will be debuting our newest seasonal flavor, Bayou Blend. This Cajun blend of tri-color organic carrots, celery hearts, green beans, long peppers, and whole garlic make for a perfect snack or an even better addition to any Bloody Mary.  Come check us out at either one of the markets and stock up for the big game!