Modern miracles: The Apple Watch and the Joe Jost pickled-egg kit

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By Tim Grobaty, Long Beach Press Telegram POSTED: 09/10/14, 4:31 PM PDT

If you had told us 30 years ago that one day we could wear a watch that would not only tell time but would monitor your activity, give you driving directions, let you listen to all your favorite songs and remember where you parked your car, we wouldn’t have been surprised because we were totally expecting moon colonies and personal JetPaks by the year 2001.

If, however, you told us in 1984 that we would one day be able to buy a kit that would allow us to make Joe Jost’s pickled eggs in the privacy of our own house, anywhere in the world, we would have had you burned at the stake for heresy.

Now it has come to pass that both these products are a reality.

The Apple Watch is remarkable for the fact that it’s the first iThing we don’t want. The iWatch, as it’s inevitably being called despite Apple’s desire that it be known simply as the Apple Watch, is something we won’t buy, chiefly because it is a wristwatch and, for reasons we don’t clearly understand, we can’t wear a wristwatch. For years we tried, because we like wristwatches in the abstract. But at some point during the day, we would find ourself wristwatches We would subconsciously remove it and we’d have to look around to find out where it ran off to.

Additionally, the Apple Watch requires an iPhone and, because one’s iPhone has about 95 percent of the watch’s capabilities (including a clock), the watch seems largely superfluous other than saving you the hassle of fetching your iPhone from your pocket or purse.

The Joe Jost pickled egg kit is a whole another thing, and it represents the pinnacle of humankind’s endeavors. While Apple people were fiddling around with wristwatches, Jost’s owner, Ken Buck, was working with a food scientist to figure out a way for people to make Joe Jost eggs anywhere anytime.

“By far the biggest request I’ve had on the Internet is from people wanting me to ship our eggs,” Buck said. “But with the weight and the packaging to keep them cold and overnight shipping it would cost $50 just to ship them.”

Working with a food scientist, Buck ran through about 10 versions of the recipe before he found the one that duplicates his own recipe.

Last week, Buck started selling the kits, which consist of a 32-ounce jar with the Joe Jost’s logo and two packets of dry mix, enough for two batches of 10 eggs each. All you have to add are the hardboiled eggs and cider vinegar.

The kits are only available online now at It’s perfect for your out-of-Long Beach friends and for your own earthquake preparedness kit.

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Attention Joe Jost's Pickled Egg Lovers!

Pickled Eggs Mix from Joe Jost's


Are you currently living in an area of the world that doesn’t allow you to make a quick visit to Joe’s but you hunger for one of our famous Pickled Eggs? Well over the years we have received many requests to ship our pickled eggs, but we resisted these requests due to the extreme expense involved. However we have solved that problem, with the help of a food scientist we have developed a dry powdered formula to duplicate our famous pickled eggs.

We provide the dry mix, you provide the eggs, jar and 40 gr. cider vinegar. Just follow the instructions and in just 7 days you will be able to enjoy our pickled eggs. Make them for your own use or send one to a friend or relative as a gift. Click here to place your order now.


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Modern miracles: The Apple Watch and the Joe Jost pickled-egg kit
Joe Jost’s Tavern is located at 2803 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 USA
Monday-Saturday: 10am-11pm • Sunday: 10am-9pm • Phone: 562-439-5446
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