Jeannie Gaffigan, Jim Gaffigan's hilarious wife and mother of five in New York City, has a strong twitter following. Over the last few days, Jeannie has been on a quest to get answers: do Claussen Pickles go bad if you don't put them in the refrigerator after purchasing them.
It all started when she accidentally put the pickles in the cupboard instead of the fridge. We've all done it.
Dear @ClaussenPickles, accidentally put my new jar away in the cupboard for several days. Safe to eat for kids, or should I toss? Help!— Jeannie Gaffigan (@jeanniegaffigan) November 22, 2013
After a day of silence, Jeannie tweeted to them again.
So @ClaussenPickles are you going to weigh in on the safety of your pickles unrefrigerated?— Jeannie Gaffigan (@jeanniegaffigan) November 22, 2013
Then she assures Claussen Pickles that while she still loves the pickles (but did threw the jar away), she needs answers.
Look everyone, I tossed the new jar of @ClaussenPickles (best pickles ever). At this point it's just settling an argument. DO THEY GO BAD?— Jeannie Gaffigan (@jeanniegaffigan) November 22, 2013
She encourages her followers to discuss.
Many are telling me "they are pickled so they won't go bad" But @ClaussenPickles are different. They are "fresh pickles". Discuss.— Jeannie Gaffigan (@jeanniegaffigan) November 22, 2013
And continues to pressure Claussen Pickles to respond.
WHERE ARE YOU @ClaussenPickles ? Someone is asleep at the Twitter switch?— Jeannie Gaffigan (@jeanniegaffigan) November 22, 2013
At this point, the silent treatment was getting a little ridiculous.
Then, like any good mother would, Jeannie started to worry.
Jeannie continued to tweet for truth and as a result lost many followers.
Then Jeannie called in the big guns, the mother of Claussen Pickles, the reason they were brought into this world, Kraft Foods.
Kraft Foods had nothing to say.
Even though she was losing followers, there were still thousands of fans eagerly awaiting the pickle outcome.
And then...it was time to let it go. For now.
As of Saturday afternoon, we still had NO ANSWERS.
UPDATE:In our original article, we had our facts wrong and Jeannie hadn't opened the jar yet. We'd like to thank her for the correction.
Claussen's twitter account hasn't tweeeted for over a year and they only have about 1,200 followers. GET IT TOGETHER CLAUSSEN PICKLES.Thank you, Jeannie Gaffigan, for using your twitter account for good. To see more picklegate, follow Jeannie Gaffigan on twitter. Gaffigan for President!
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