Pickles: You either aren’t a fan or you’re straight-up obsessed. Personally, our love for them goes far beyond a few obligatory pickle chips on our cheeseburger. We’ll take those briny, vinegary cuties in all forms, even if it’s some artificially flavored candy. (We’ve also been known to sneak a glug or two of pickle juice right out of the jar…don’t judge.) Consider the following a love letter to the snack, as we chronicle 14 of the best pickle-flavored snacks, drinks and foods you can buy.
The 14 Best Pickle-Flavored Products You Can Buy, from Snacks to Cocktail Mixers
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1. Safe + Fair Dill Pickle Seasoned Popcorn
We were already obsessed with Safe + Fair’s dessert-inspired drizzled popcorns when they released this savory pick. The vegan snack is made with sunflower oil and salt (because popcorn), plus real dill weed and dill oil. Each bite has a fresh, grassy pickle-like flavor that’s downright irresistible. The kettle-popped popcorn is perfectly crisp and airy, as well as non-GMO and gluten-free.
2. Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Dill Pickle Almonds
3. Van Holten’s Pickle-ice
If you’re thinking there’s no way this can be good for me, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Pickle juice is naturally full of electrolytes, so it’s a great sugar-free alternative to sports drinks. Van Holten’s freeze pops are literally pickle juice frozen in a pouch. So, you can quench your thirst on a hot day with that briny, zingy elixir you love so much…without having to chug it straight from the jar.
4. Zapp’s New Orleans Kettle-style Cajun Dill Gator-tators
Zapp’s potato chips have a cult following, and with good reason. Their chips are shockingly crunchy compared to other brands and their flavors range from Hotter ‘N Hot Jalapeño to Cajun Crawtator. But we fell particularly hard for the dill variety, which boasts an intense salt-and-vinegar tang, plus hints of dill and chili spice for heat.
5. Bigs Vlasic Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds
Ball games, picnics, backyard barbecues—nothing passes the time like munching on handful after handful of crispy sunflower seeds. The seeds are fire-roasted for extra crunch. They’re also naturally keto-friendly, rich in protein and free of sugar, but the most important part is the pickle flavoring, which is a mix of salt, garlic powder, onion powder and other zingy spices.
6. French’s Dill Pickle Crunchy Toppers
Hey, you. Yeah, you, the one who’s always piling potato chips on sandwiches and burgers for extra crunch. We’re about to change your life. These paper-thin slices of fried cucumber seasoned with garlic powder, vinegar and spices blow store-bought spuds way out of the water. Pile them onto a burger, crumble them over hot dogs, put a twist on your next Cuban sandwich or munch on them solo.
7. Alamo Candy Sour Pickle Balls
A lot of pickle-flavored snacks nail the salty vinegar aspect, or have the herbaceous dill flavor down pat. What’s often missing is that punch of sour that real pickles are famous for. Luckily, these candies have it all, plus a little kick of spice. Warning: Only serious pickle fanatics should give these a go—they’re intensely salty and sour, according to multiple Amazon reviewers.
8. Gordy’s Fine Brine
Ready to make the best damn dirty martini of your life? Gordy’s iconic canned cocktail mixer offers the ideal balance of salt, tang and sweetness to your libations. It’s nothing but filtered brine from the brand’s hot chili pickle spears, so there’s a slightly spicy edge in addition to the expected acidity. Use it in margaritas, martinis, Bloody Marys or for pickleback shots (you know, in case you’re feeling nostalgic).
9. Kay’s Protein Pass The Peas Dill Pickle Chickpea Chips
Vegan snacks that actually taste good FTW. These crispy poppables contain 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of sugar and 110 calories per serving. They get their nutrition and protein from chickpea flour (which makes the snack gluten-free) and pea protein, but we’re most psyched about the dill weed and vinegar flavoring.
10. Chocolate Storybook Pickle Cotton Candy
For the truly adventurous pickle lover in your life, consider this chartreuse-colored confection they’ve most definitely never seen on shelves. Cotton candy is just spun sugar, so it’s bound to still be sweet despite the pucker-worthy pickle flavoring. (Did we mention Chocolate Storybook also makes cotton candy in flavors like frosted donut, beer, bacon and buttered popcorn?)
11. Pork King Good Dill Pickle Pork Rinds
Ah, chicharrones. We’ll never get sick of your impossibly crunchy, fatty, salty splendor. A dusting of dill pickle seasoning makes you plain seductive. (It also doesn’t hurt that pork rinds are naturally high in protein and low in carbs, especially if you’re on keto.) Brace yourself for a tart, salty smack of flavor in every bite. Bonus? Pork King Good is a woman-owned company.
12. Vlasic Dill Pickle Slim Jim
There are few on-the-go snacks as nutritious, satiating and delicious as beef jerky. Slim Jims are a cheaper alternative (they’re made from a mix of beef, pork and chicken, but have a meaty, dry texture that’s similar to jerky) and they’re available in a ton of intriguing flavors. But of course, the pickle number is at the top of our list. Imagine the beefy, savory snack you love plus the briny, vinegar-charged flavor of pickles. (P.S.: The 24-count box comes back in stock on Amazon on April 13.)
13. Bloody Revolution Pickle Zest Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix
Sunday brunch has never called so vehemently for cocktails. Bloody Revolution’s collection of Bloody Mary mixes has something for everyone: The Wasabi Ginger bursts with umami, the Ribeye is loaded with Worcestershire sauce and bold spices and the Smoked Habanero is prime for those who love heat. But the Pickle Zest rendition will change how you make the classic cocktail forever, thanks to its vinegary bite, sour flavor and cool sharpness.
14. Mouth’s Offbeat Pickle Box
Your pickle-loving friend (or um, you) always has jars of their favorite pickles ready to devour at a moment’s notice. So, while gifting them a ton of pickled cukes might not necessarily make sense, these alternative pickled veggies could be a delicious surprise. The box includes jars of spicy pickled asparagus spears, pickled cauliflower, pickled peaches, pickled cherry tomatoes and bourbon beets in brine.