I challenge you to do a taste test with these low sodium pickles and the top national brands. You will not taste a difference. It's all in the pickling mix. These are just as sweet and delicious as you would hope to expect from any bread and butter mix with much more (unnecessary) sodium added. Due to health concerns I have to limit my sodium intake and thought I would never again have the chance to enjoy pickles etc. This brand has proved me wrong. Enjoy.