Time to pucker up, and dig into some delicious chips made from actual pickles. We're pretty sure you won't be able to stop helping yourselves from seconds.
For pickle fans, this is actually a dream come true. Conagra Brands is releasing a line of pickle chips which are made from real pickles, reports USA Today. The announcement was initially made by Food Business News. Thomas M. McGough, co-chief operating officer and executive vice-president, said, "Pickles have always been a flavor that people have loved in snacks, whether it’s potato chips or even in our Bigs Vlasic dill sunflower seeds. But pickles themselves are a great snack, essentially no calories or carbs. But eating pickles out of a conventional jar is inconvenient and messy, and pickle snacks are actually becoming a thing, particularly in c-stores. So we’ve created Vlasic single-serve pickle slices and also a Vlasic vacuum-fried pickle chips that taste absolutely fantastic.”
Conagra is hoping to elevate their business in the snack sector and what better way to do so. Did you know pickles are a $1.1 billion industry? It is also growing at a rate of 6 percent over the past year, according to McGough. While there has been no official announcement of the release date, a Conagra rep says they’re "still in development" so we will have to wait a bit before we can lay our hands on this deliciously tart snack.
But pickle-flavored chips aren't a new thing. They have been in the market for a while now. Lay's and Kettle have all come out with pickle-flavored chips and they seem to be quite the rage. Imagine dipping one of those pickle-flavored chips in a dill-pickle dip! Can it get better? I'm pretty sure your mouth is already watering now.
Pickle love is not a new thing. People have been obsessed with pickles and pickle-like tasting products for a long time now. There actually is a pickle-flavored candy, called Archie McPhee Pickle Candy in Tin. "This candy tastes like sweet pickles! One tin filled with 2.5 oz. (72 g) of individually wrapped pickle-flavored candy," says the product description on Amazon. There's also Ralph's Pickle Dilly Snow Cone Syrup. Imagine an ice-cold cone with a splash or two of syrup! Makes your tastebuds tingle in delight, doesn't it?
Now, popcorn is also one of our staple snack items. You can take your popcorn from dull to dill in just a matter of seconds. All you need to do is make sure that you sprinkle some of Kernel Season’s Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning to make you popcorn POP! You could also use this seasoning to add pickle flavor to potatoes, salad, pasta or pizza. Dee’s Nuts Dill Pickle Flavored Gourmet Peanuts is another snack you can munch away to glory! Salt, vinegar, and a touch of dill give these gourmet Virginia peanuts just the right amount of pickle flavor. Snack pickles on the go, now!
I mean, it only makes sense that there's now Pickle Ice Pops because we've just about added pickle flavor to everything. Imagine having one of these delicious ice pops on a hot summer's day! According to Amazon, it is "enhanced with electrolytes Pickle-Ice aids in keeping your body hydrated, balanced, and performing at peak levels. Essential minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium can be lost during intense workouts leading to muscle cramps and dehydration. Pickle-Ice helps replace these minerals and promotes a balanced body."
If you're someone who's really into health and fitness and want to make sure you stick to your diet, while also adding some flavor to it, then look no further! BIGS Vlasic Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds is the thing you need. Is there anything you can't add pickle flavoring to? Also, Etsy has come out with Dill Pickle Lollipops. Pickle lovin' people will have the time of their life just nursing on that lolly!
Just when you've thought you've seen it all, there comes something else that stops you dead in your tracks. There exists a pickle-flavored sports drink called the Pickle Juice Original Recipe Sport. This purified and fortified pickle flavored purpose-built sports drink stops and prevent muscle cramps. It also contains over 10 times the electrolytes as most sports drinks. It's also caffeine free, sugar-free and gluten-free. No artificial flavors or preservatives have been added to it.Disclosure: This post uses affiliate links from online retailers that allow readers to purchase merchandise, for which we may or may not receive a commission. Our content is not influenced by these partnerships.