GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - James and Angie Stuart have turned their love for spicy hot pickles into big business. The Gautier couple makes and sells Stuart's Cajun Dill Pickles, as well as okra and beans, in five states.
"I never imagined I'd be known as the Pickle Guy," James Stuart told WLOX News.
The key is the way James and Angie mix the ingredients.
"It's a secret recipe," Stuart said.
James started by making spicy pickles just for himself. Then family and friends requested bottles of pickles, and before he knew it, a bustling business was born.
Stuart's products can be found in grocery stores, gift and specialty shops and restaurants in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana Tennessee and Florida.
"My goal is to be in everyone's refrigerator," Stuart said.
If you're looking for Stuart's Cajun Dills in South Mississippi, you'll find them at Rouse's, Renee's Specialty Meats in Ocean Springs, Grate Grills & More in Gulfport, and The Shed.