Local Business Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles on Shark Tank

Tacoma business and Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles was on ABC’s Shark Tank this past Friday. I interviewed Aly Cullinane back in 2011 when the business was just starting out, and they have grown exponentially since then.

While the “sharks” may not have bit on Shark Tank, Aly and Lynnae really did an excellent job presenting their business and representing Tacoma on national TV.

Because they weren’t successfully funded on Shark Tank, Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles now has a Indiegogo campaign running to help them meet their business goals for growth.

Best of luck to you, Aly and Lynnae, it looks like you got some great feedback from the “sharks”!

Check out the video of their Shark Tank appearance below.

Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles

There’s nothing I love more than a  family business success story.  Even better, a local Tacoma family business.

I work in a family business myself, and I know the joys and challenges of working with family.  It seems to me that the ladies of Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles have got it figured out and are producing a mighty fine pickle, one jar at a time.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Aly, who gave me some samples and told me the story of their company.  The pickle recipe is a family secret, passed down through the women of the family.  Only when Aly married into the family did she get to learn the recipe — and now she’s one of the pickles’ biggest fans.

Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles offers Mrs. Pickles, their original sweet and sour dill, and Hot Mama, a sweet and sour dill with a hint of jalepeño-driven heat.  They also make a pickle relish in both flavors. Continue reading →