People who love pickles must really love pickles! Not only can they celebrate National Pickle Day in November, but people can celebrate National Pickle Month the entire month of July.
I have had some people tell me they absolutely love pickles, and I have had others tell me they can’t stand pickles at all. I think they are surprised when I tell them even though I wrote a book called Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles, I am somewhere in between. I don’t love pickles (unless they are my grandma’s recipe of homemade bread and butter pickles), but I also don’t hate them (although I may make funny faces when trying some). I do; however, really enjoy making pickles with my family, which I hope to be able to do again in the near future.
When I think of pickles, I think of pickled cucumbers, but there are so many other foods that can be pickled. It may come as a surprise, but I’m really not that brave when it comes to trying pickled items. I enjoy pickled jalapenos (homemade), but I’ve never actually tried pickled eggs, pickled watermelon rinds, or many many other pickled items. They just don’t sound that appetizing to me. Maybe I’m missing out.
Some restaurants are now offering pickleicious choices (although I’m not sure how delicious they really are). For example, people can currently try a pickle juice slush at Sonic or pickle fried chicken at KFC.
I have even found some interesting pickle flavored foods while walking around a local store. Would anyone like to try Dill Pickle flavored peanuts?
Or Lay’s Dill Pickle flavored chips?
Or Pringles Screamin’ Dill Pickle chips? (Sorry I don’t have a picture of those.)
Why does it always seem pickle flavored items are dill pickle flavored? I don’t want to start a debate, but I personally prefer bread and butter pickles over dill pickles.
In the past, I even wrote about a pickle themed card I had found at a store. Again, the dill pickle stole the show!
I have also found many more pickled foods, pickle recipes, pickles accessories, and all things pickle on Pinterest. If you are interested you can check out my Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles section with over 285 pins on my Pinterest page. I plan to continue adding pickle items to it as I see them.
What is your favorite kind of pickle? Have you tried any pickle-flavored foods?