rather than pickled cucumbers, why not sauerkraut or kimchi?
She should definitely check her fridge more often! Some of those are as old as Zack!
pickles are pickled, they’re supposed to be good forever.
Take a look in your spice cabinet at products made by McCormick. You should see ‘Hunt Valley, MD’ on the labels. If you see ‘Baltimore, MD,’ the spice is at least 25 years old.
Stay away from that place. You shall possibly be attacked before entering.