Pickle Juice Soda Is Now a Thing, and People Are Confused
Pickle juice has many mysterious properties, but one Ohio- and Pennsylvania-based candy store has just given it a surprising newly evolved form: soft drink. Yes, Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop of Miamisburg, OH, has just started selling Pickle Juice Soda in a glass bottle that evokes the classic vintage Coca-Cola bottles of yore.
"If you're the kind of pickle lover who relishes in all things pickled, this is gonna be a really big dill," the store punned triumphantly on its Facebook page in the official announcement. This isn't the first bottled beverage to trade on the flavor of pickle brine, though; the sports drink Pickle Juice Sport has been a thing for a few years now. Some studies have shown that downing pickle juice can help with muscle cramps along with other health benefits, as it's often cheap, fat-free, and a source of antioxidants.
Of course, that doesn't mean a soft-drink version will match those benefits. Also, it's a weird choice for those accustomed to more standard-issue sodas. If you'd like to try some for yourself, grab a bottle at a Grandpa Joe's location in Ohio or Pennsylvania for $2.50. You can also buy them online for as much as $30 for a six pack. Customers on Twitter have reacted accordingly with a mixture of revulsion, wonder, bemusement, and puns of their own.
Pickle juice soda is one of humanity's biggest atrocities. The only larger atrocity would have to be PICKLES themselves. Nasty— CLDKTE (@katelynvalli) April 29, 2017
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