I use coupons to help with my food storage, it's my way to be able to afford all this extra food. I had coupons that made pickles (the unrefrigerated kind) 20 cents a jar, so I now have 10 jars. I notice the expiration date is for sept 2013. That seems really conservative for pickles, since they're in vinegar, I thought they lasted practically forever. Heck, I'm eating a pickle right now that expired a year ago, and has been sitting in my fridge (opened) for a long time and taste fine. It's a huge jar so it's been open for awhile. So how long have you guys found these to last? Pickles are a favorite snack of mine (can you tell LOL) so I'd love to have them in hard times, if it came to that. Thanks!