It is said that Americans consume more than 2.5 billion pounds of pickles each year, which is the equivalent of 20 billion pickles. Pickles are a popular summer flavor appearing in unusual limited snacks and beverages.
For a limited time, this summer, Ruffles launched a Spicy Dill Pickle flavor, which is described as “a fiery kick to the classic pickle taste fans know and love.” Opopop dropped Pickle Monster popcorn as a limited-edition flavor that “blends together tartness, salt, and dill.” Grillo’s Pickles has partnered with Utz Brands on the limited-edition Grillo’s & Utz Dill Pickle flavored potato chips with a fresh, crispy, salty, and dill pickle flavor. In addition, Grillo’s Pickles has collaborated with Ithaca Hummus. The Ithaca Hummus x Grillo’s Pickles highlights a nine-ingredient pickle hummus using all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Wenzel’s Farm debuted Dill Pickle-Flavored Meat Sticks, which have no MSG or artificial colors, and are certified gluten-free. Hungry Howie’s, known for their Flavored Crust Pizzas, has added a Dill Pickle Flavored Crust, which features the brand’s signature pizza crust with a “savory, smokey, briny, creamy, sweet and tangy dill pickle flavor.” In June, Mountain Dew offered fans the chance to sample six never-released test flavors at the MTN DEW Outpost in Tennessee. Dill Pickle Mountain Dew was one of the six flavors. Originally introduced in 2018, Sonic Drive-In brought back its Pickle Juice Slush for a limited time in August. “The fluorescent green beverage combines the saltiness of a dill pickle with sweet and tart flavors.” Perry’s Bakery in Westport, MA is known for their “Koolickles,” (a portmanteau for the words Kool-Aid and Pickles). The Koolickles are available in Cherry, Blue Raspberry Lemonade, Sugar-Free Pink Lemonade, and Sugar-Free Orange flavors. Orange and Pink Lemonade are the two most popular flavors. Las Vegas Creamberry offers a Cotton Candy Pickle Burrito, which highlights a dill pickle, frozen mango chunks, and Tajin seasoning wrapped in cotton candy.
What other food and beverages will pickle flavors appear in?