Everybody’s favorite Vive holiday is fast approaching – free pickle day! Just head over to our office on Monday, March 29, between 10 AM and 12 PM, to pick up your free handheld snack. For even more fun, read over some of these lip-smacking pickle facts while you eat it.
National Pickle Day is Actually in November
While everybody knows the official holiday celebrated by the rest of the nation is Sunday, November 14, we at Vive believe March is a much better time to celebrate this brined snack. Spring is officially here, temperatures are beginning to creep up, and pickle-containing dishes like potato salad and burgers are finally making their backyard reappearance.
Kool-Aid Pickles Are a Thing
Also called “Koolickles” (seriously), they supposedly originated in the Mississippi Delta and are made by removing the pickles from a store-bought jar, whisking in Kool-Aid and sugar, and reintroducing the pickles. You let them soak in this fluorescent nightmare juice for about a week, and then they’re “good” to go. They are said to be salty-sweet.
So Are Moonshine Pickled Pickles
They are made by companies with names like Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Schoolhouse Earth, Indiana Pickle Co., and Papa Frank’s Moonshine Pickles, and some are as high as 80 proof. These pickles aren’t messing around. Avoid eye contact. Er ... contact with your eyes.
… they can be dangerous. According to an online article by NECN, a man from Williamstown, Massachusetts, threw a pickle out his car window and it hit an Agency of Transportation employee, “causing him pain.” A citation was issued. Just something to keep in mind.
All done. How was your pickle? That’s good. For more fun facts about brined snacks, visit the Vive blog.