What is the difference between a sweet pickle and a sweet gherkin?
Gherkins can be made sweeter by adding some sugar to the vinegar or brine. Gherkins are a smaller kind of cucumber that have been pickled, while pickles are cucumbers that have been pickled in brine or vinegar. 2. Gherkins are pickles, whereas pickles are not gherkins, they may just be pickling cucumbers.