Zero calories on food labels just means "less than 5." Reading pickle labels, I've noticed that pickle serving sizes and calorie content have been dropping over the years (the calories haven't really been dropping, just the way they are counted). Brand that used to list a serving size as 3 or 4 pickles, and the calorie count as 10 or 15 are now listing the serving size as 1 pickle and the calories at 0.
Jane - I love bread and butter pickles, but have never seen a sugar free brand. Would you mind sharing the brand and where you find them - where they on the shelf with the other pickles, or with the sugar free and/or health foods?
I love sweet pickled peppers too. In the summer I make my own refrigerator pickle, but in the winter I buy the pickled yellow banana pepper rings (at Aldi for 99 cents a jar) and I drain off about a couple ounces of the liquid and add Splenda (I didn't measure, but probably about 3 to 4 tablespoons). I put the lid back on, shake to distribute the sweetener. The hardest part is waiting a few days to eat them (the longer they sit, the better the flavor penetrates the peppers).