Sophie’s Choice is a small Canadian family-owned business that provides the best pickled products in the Columbia Valley. Our #1 goal is to use local, BC produce. Once pickled, our freshly packed products have a crunch and flavour like no other. We put our heart and soul into each and every jar. It gives us a great feeling to see, hear and read the reactions of people who buy our products – we experience sheer pride!
My canning career began when I was 9 years old. My mom would can everything. I mean everything! She was the best canner in the world. While growing up I hated canning because I missed out on kid fun. My friends would go and play while I stayed back and helped can. Now I love to can!
I left Ontario in 1993 and settled in Edgewater, BC. This is where Sophie’s Choice was born. We are in existence because of my mom’s love of canning and her showing me how to can and our strong will to carry on her passion.
Our first product was pickled asparagus then pickled cucumbers (pickles), pickled carrots, habanero jelly and a variety of relishes (asparagus, cucumber, carrot and corn) and the list continues to grow! My husband Dean and boys Michael and Devin say I have OCD . . . Obsessive Canning Disorder. They are right! I can’t stop!! If I get bored, I’ll go and can something.