What’s the dill?

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, Walmart had to one-up the Oreo, Lay’s, and Pringles flavor mash-up trend by releasing a line of tropical punch-flavored pickles, otherwise known as “Tropickles.” The bright red treat (?), as part of the mass retailer’s Great Value brand, will be carried in nearly 1,200 stores nationwide.

“The modern-day couple, the pickle and fruit punch met on social media (they bonded over recipes on Pinterest, to be exact),” Walmart revealed in a statement. “Now, we are celebrating their union on Walmart store shelves.”

While the idea may sound vomit-inducing to many, its sweet and sour cousin, the Kool-Aid pickle (Koolickle), is actually a delicacy in the South. In fact, you can find it at many county fairs alongside corn dogs, funnel cake, and all the deep fried and sugar-laden options your heart desires (and certainly doesn’t need).

At only $2 a jar, this funky food is obviously worth a try. But if you’re still craving the briny deliciousness of a sandwich-side classic, here are some pickle-heavy recipes below. (Including a pickle ice cream, because why not?).

Pickle Ice Cream

Summer isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so beat that horrible heat with this playful play on everyone’s favorite dessert. Now the real question is: What sort of cone do we serve this in?

Garlic Dill Pickles


Garlic makes everything healthier, but it comes with the price of stinky breath. If you can deal with the latter, you’ll love to crunch on one of these homemade varieties. Claussen, who? Get the recipe.



Pickleback shots aren’t the most classy things to order at a bar, but you’ll be pinkies up with a Martinowitz. Though the drink is heavy on gin, you can sub it with ice cold vodka for the same effect. Get the recipe.

Header image courtesy of Walmart.

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