It’s the fate of all secret food concoctions to hit the mainstream. Unicorn drinks got picked up by Starbucks, who got sued for their troubles, but this latest creation is a lot less cute and even more unexpected. If you’re not already acquainted, meet fruit punch pickles.
It’s what it sounds like — after cucumbers have taken a brine bath and become pickles, they’re sealed up in a jar of fruit punch to create a sweet and sour sensation. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, and because I haven’t tried it, I won’t judge.
Fruit punch pickles are ready to hit the big time this summer thanks to Walmart. They’re now selling Tropickles at their stores under their Great Value brand for $2. But, punchy pickle wedges didn’t start here — a quick YouTube search will give you a history (and a DIY) lesson, along with the revelation that many times, pickles are doused in none other than Kool-Aid.
Eventually, I came across a video using Mountain Dew instead of fruit punch, and then I stopped looking. Apologies, but I will go ahead and knock that one without trying it.