I just did something for the first time and feel like sharing. I ate a garlic clove whole. Boy was it tasty. It came from the bottom of a jar of Rick's Picks Mean Beans and it tasted like mustard seeds, cayenne, and dillweed, and yet considering it was garlic, the flavor was mellow. Don't do this every day, but don't just toss the garlic at the bottom when you're done with a jar of these pickled string beans.