The garlic cloves are never blanched or cooked to insure a crunchy texture. After they are pickled they become very mellow, not like raw garlic. Great just on their own or with salads, shrimp, beef and chicken stir fry, mix in hamburgers and meat loaf. Our favorite is to stuff under the skin of a whole chicken and toss on the grille or roast in the oven. We offer four varieties.