Boston-based company Grillo's Pickles is here to help us create these unique bouquets that could definitely be a gift for your loved one.
Going for dinner to a friend's place or a get-together and don't know what to take? Flower bouquets and a bottle of wine or chocolates are our usual resort but how about giving something rather unique this time around? Nope, it does not involve a lot of money and nor is it something that is ordinary. We are talking about pickle bouquets. It's one of those things that could either be a huge hit or a bummer but then again, it's definitely worth a try. Who knows once it starts trending, flower bouquets and even the recent trend of gifting fruit bouquets could all become a thing of the past. A pickle company named Grillo's Pickles laid out what making a pickle bouquet involves.
They gave out this recipe during last Valentine's Day but it was soon picked up by a number of news outlets and since we are in the holiday season now people could definitely use pickle bouquets right now, don't you think?
According to Grillo's all you need are some "Dill Spears, Hot Spears, Whole Dills, Dill Chips, Bread & Butter Chips, Hot Chips, or Half Sour." While you could get pickles sold by Grillo's, you could also use those from other brands or ones made by yourself. No hard and fast rule. And if you are the kind who likes particular pickles better than others then you could definitely leave out the ones you don't like.
Bouquet options for Valentine's Day this year just keep getting weirder. There are beef jerky bouquets, cotton candy bouquets and donut bouquets, but now you can add another to the list-- pickle bouquets. Grillo's... https://t.co/RwCpNJ9iRa— Blake Ozz (@BlakeOzz) January 31, 2019
Apart from these, you will also need some "wooden skewers." Grillos have also given us the option to use a "vase + floral foam or tissue paper" to set your pickle in the form of bouquets. Other things you would definitely need are some "fresh dill, greenery, ribbon" the website mentioned.
Now that you have all the items you can start making the pickle bouquets. These are the steps according to the website, "Start spearing the pickles on your skewers until the bunch is your desired size. If you'd like to share in a vase, we recommend using floral foam to stick the skewers into as you arrange. If you'd like to present as a bouquet, wrap the ends of skewers with tissue paper."
Interesting #ValentinesDay gift! A pickle bouquet from Grillo’s Pickles in Boston. It’s made up of dill pickle spears, jalapeño & habanero 🌶 +🥒 +🍅 + garlic! I hope it comes with mints! 💐 💐 #7News @GrillosPickles pic.twitter.com/PDLXaErcqs— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) February 8, 2019
And finally "garnish the bunch with your choice of festive (or delicious) extras, from fresh herbs to colorful peppers," the website stated. While the company could have easily sold their own pre-made pickle bouquets, the company wants its customers to create their own bouquets.
Back in January, Travis Grillo, founder, and CEO of the Boston-based company told Today. "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. Grillo’s Hot Italian Dill pickles make it easy for consumers to spice things up with their hottie, while the brand’s Bread & Butter pickles offer a low-cal treat for sweeties nationwide."
Who needs chocolates or a dozen roses when Grillo's will send your ❤️ a pickle bouquet? https://t.co/r9kp5gHBUn— Red Brick Real Estate (@RedBrick_Re) February 13, 2019
The inspiration for the pickle bouquet came from Grillo's traditional 100-year-old recipe back from its Italian family, a recipe that the company uses even today.