Talk about a fluffy, sweet, and sour "treat"?
If you're obsessed with all things pickled, have you tried cotton candy that tastes like a dill pickle? Talk about a strange combination of flavors! The sourness and tanginess of the dill pickle coupled with the fluffiness of freshly spun cotton candy... sounds pretty odd but we're also intrigued! Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop is coming out with "Dilly Pickle Cotton Candy" that's been hand-crafted in small batches. The tubs that contain Dilly Pickle Flavored Cotton Candy are apparently hugely popular. According to their website, Pickle Cotton Candy orders will be shipped on or before August 20, 2021. A tub should set you back about $5. You can also find the flavor at Chocolate Storybook here.
How about some dill pickle flavored cotton candy then? 🤨 pic.twitter.com/S94aDYfW4g— Chip-in-the-Cuse (@ChipintheCuse) May 17, 2021
Curious to know what the flavor is like? Adventurous foodies left some reviews on Candy Funhouse. One person joked that the flavor "makes me question my sexuality." They added that "it smells like lime!" and that they "couldn’t stop eating it. Would I buy it again? Yes the experience was great." Another said: Had to try it and it does taste like pickle. Kind of odd but definitely a novelty. If your a pickle lover give it a try! One more person shared: A savoury cotton candy is definitely weird, but if you love pickles, you might want to try this. It would also make a fun and unique gift for someone you know who loves pickles.
Looking for more strange pickly food combinations? How about chocolate-covered pickles? Malley's is a Cleveland-based chocolatier apparently popular for their milk-chocolate-covered dill pickle spears, which they sell four to a box for $9.95.
Omg yes chocolate covered pickles been wanting these my whole life 😍 pic.twitter.com/hqpUcJdXwA— 𝗖𝗢𝗗𝗬 𝗪𝗢𝗟𝗙𝗘 🎸 (@CodyWolfeMusic) July 3, 2019
According to Distractify, some people also enjoy peanut butter-and-pickle hamburgers. Frozen pickle pops also do exist! Someone probably decided to freeze the brine leftover from a jar of pickles one day and voila! Would you crave it or be put off by it?
Yummy! Frozen pickle pops are good too! pic.twitter.com/9bi5uCsVsi— Kristi ᴅᴏᴅɢᴇ (@kristidodge) July 12, 2020
If you want something chewier, there are pickle gummies! We're not sure how to feel about biting into pickle-tasting foods that don't have that "pickle crunch."
Want something for dessert? How about a pickle split? Ice cream, cherries, whipped cream and pickle? We'll pass on this one.
PICKLE SPLIT ANYONE? A restaurant in Missouri just debuted their version of a banana split. The shop says this sundae is actually one of its best sellers. No thanks!! pic.twitter.com/GjaiEvJAF3— Jen Epstein (@jenepsteinfox13) May 10, 2019
If you're looking for breath mints, there are apparently pickle mints! This one is definitely confusing. Who on earth would want pickle breath?
Dill pickle breath mints? Gah! 😝 pic.twitter.com/PZLMVOFRdm— Donna M. Young (@YoungDonnaYoung) January 19, 2014
Did you know some people also make pickle bouquets!? The unorthodox gift idea was made famous by Grillo’s Pickles, a Boston-based brand whose pickled products can be found in grocery stores. Founder Travis Grillo says, “Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative.” All you need are a variety of pickles, multiple long, sturdy skewers, and a vase to throw them in easy peasy! You can add savory garnish such as hot peppers, mini bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives, etc, and even add fresh dill or greenery, for extra garnish. They're replacing roses and let's be honest, who wouldn't like this cheaper, edible gift instead?