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Pickle Freeze Pops Are So Crazy That They Just Might Work

Amy Pilkington 30 Jun 2019

So I'm on the record as being skeptical of all these pickle-flavored products that are coming out of the woodwork.

I'm not necessarily against the idea as a whole — dill pickle chips are so yummy — but the specific, brininess of a good pickle doesn't really translate to some things. Pickle popcorn seasoning? Sure! Pickle cotton candy? What?

But I'm actually on the fence with this latest find.

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Part of me really can't get beyond the nostalgia that says freezer pops should taste like sugary fruit or sodas.

Pickle freezer pops just sound wrong.

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And yet, I'm intrigued by the idea of a salty, vinegary ice treat.

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Van Holten is advertising the product as both a fun treat and an athletic supplement.

Which makes sense, since a lot of salt is lost when sweating heavily.

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It's more than just salt content too.

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The pops are enhanced with other essential minerals lost during workouts, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Which makes it kind of feel like a frozen, pickle-y Gatorade.

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The price isn't bad, either.

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You can get a pack of 48 for less than $20 on Amazon.

Sure, it's more than a box of no-name basic freezer pops, but there's more going into these than just water and artificial flavors.

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