While pickles aren't for everyone, some people just love a bitter, tangy taste more than anything else. And if you're someone who would go so far to enjoy something called a pickleback - a shot of whisky followed by a shot of pickle juice - you're in luck, because one company is now selling pickle-flavoured ice lollies, just in time for the summer.
And Van Holten’s Pickle-Ice is not just a "refreshing treat on a hot day", but can also be enjoyed as "an athletic supplement that helps rehydrate and prevent cramps". Can you believe our luck?
"Pickle juice is known to be loaded with essential minerals and electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium that your body needs to perform at its peak. Van Holten’s Pickle Ice Freeze Pops can help you stay hydrated on a hot day," Van Holten’s continue on their website.Remember this classic pickle commercial?
And the reviews don't lie, as the lollies have garnered a solid four-star rating.
"My son bought these in a convenience store in South Florida. I was too scared to try one then, so I bought a few and brought them home to RI. I absolutely loved them! I found them here on Amazon, ordered a box of them and always keep them in my freezer. I for one, love the taste of pickle juice. I also get leg cramps after exercise, and this helps both the cramps and also to help me feel refreshed! Hard to explain, but they are absolutely refreshing!" wrote one happy customer.
And another corroborated:
"My friend sent me a youtube video about these popsicles, and i was intrigued. I was at a bar drinking later that evening and decided after a few drinks that i needed to purchase them, lol. BEST DRUNK PURCHASE EVER!! They arrived yesterday and i can not even begin to tell you how much i love them. Cold, crisp and sour. The only thing that could possibly make these better is if they had a “SPICY” version. They taste just like pickles. [sic]"
I mean, who needs a soft serve after this?