Chances are you're either going to love or hate pickle juice soda. Apparently, there may be more that love it though, because it seems someone saw a business opportunity to turn this salty, sour treat as a real beverage — and I, for one, am pretty excited. Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop, a chain of candy stores in Pennsylvania and Ohio, is now stocking Pickle Juice Soda, guys.
"If you're the kind of pickle lover who relishes all things pickled, this is gonna be a really big dill," the store announced on its Facebook page Apr. 28.
I love pickles. A lot. My affection for pickles is so serious that my nickname growing up was the pickle princess. I'm not kidding. My grandpa even made his own pickles from the cucumbers in his garden and often gave me several jars at a time. And, I know I am not the only one drinking the juice straight from the jar of Bubbies.
Mashable reports that Pickle Juice Soda is crafted by a private bottling company for Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop, and is made with pure cane sugar. So, what does it taste like?
"Your brain prepares you for the taste of pickle juice (like right from the jar)," the store wrote in an email to Mashable. "It smells just like dill pickle juice as you might imagine. The taste is spot-on. While the flavor isn't overwhelming, it's sweet, and would definitely satisfy that pickle craving."
If you don't live in close proximity to a Grandpa Joe's, fear not. You can order Pickle Juice Soda online and have it delivered right to your doorstep.
People seem to have rather strong opinions about pickles, and there are even articles and blogs dedicated to pickle love and pickle disdain. And, Dr. Oz even touts curative benefits of pickle juice recommending a fourth of a cup first thing in the morning to help ease a hangover.
"After a long night of drinking your body is zapped of water and electrolytes, which is why you get headaches, dizziness and cramping," he says on his website. "The salts in pickle juice will help replenish your electrolytes and put your body back in balance."
Perhaps this is why some people order a pickle juice back (pickleback) with a shot of tequila. Cheers!