Damn, i just picked some of these up tonight at my local supermarket. I've had spicy pickles before and to be honest, they weren't that spicy. I love pickles and thought, eh, why not. So i picked up a jar. OMG....these things are hot hot hot! Very spicy and hot! Great flavor though and very hot. One of those great tastes when you first bite into it, then a nice quick heat throughout your mouth and tongue. If you are a fan of spicy pickles, try some or let me know your opinion of them!