Grandma says the secret to her Chinese pickles is Sweet'N Low

The key to my Chinese grandma's pickles is a sprinkle of sweet n low.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • August 14, 2020
My 85-year-old grandma Tina is always right. Whatever she says goes. And if you can’t find the logic in whatever she’s touting, you'd better try harder. For years, she’s been making pickles with packets of Sweet'N Low she snags off restaurant...
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