A US snow cone company is now selling an unlikely food mash-up that’s sure to divide opinions this summer.
Ralph’s SnoBall Supply Inc. sells the traditional snow cone syrup, sugary-sweet flavors to pour over shaved ice for a warm-weather treat — but the company is now also selling their snow cone syrup flavors in pickle form.
That’s right: Ralph’s SnoCo Pickles come in 15 different flavors, jarring kosher dill pickles in sweet, fruity juice.
Fruity pickles: Ralph’s SnoBall Supply Inc. sells snow cone-flavored pickles (pictured)
Sweet: The pickles come in flavors like cherry and peach
Wild: They also come in flavors like blue raspberry and grape
As Delish points out, the company invented the snack as a twist on an old tradition.
‘Ralph’s SnoCo Pickles are the the perfect blend of two well-known southern traditions, snow cones and kool aid koolicle pickles,’ their site reads.
‘Our pickles are made by carefully curing top brand dill pickles in premium quality cane sugar snow cone syrup to create a treat beyond belief!’
‘Our pickles are made by carefully curing top brand dill pickles in premium quality cane sugar snow cone syrup to create a treat beyond belief!’ says the brand
Try them all! They can be bought by the jar, however curious taste-testers can also purchase a variety pack
Sugar: Other flavors include pineapple, strawberry, and cinnamon
The company takes pickles and cures them in 100 per cent can sugar snow cone syrup, which changes the colors of the vegetables.
The company also sells strawberry pickle-flavored syrup, which can be drizzled on top of crushed ice for a strawberry pickle snow cone
They come in Strawberry, Mango, Mango Fire, Peach, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Cherry, Tropical Pineapple, Green Apple, Sour Grape, Orange Cream Soda, Bahama Mama, HOT Bahama Mama, Red Hot Cinnamon, and Sour Green Apple.
Jars go for $4.99 each online, while a twelve-pack sampler can be purchases for $21.99 and is available on Amazon.
In a twist, the company also sells strawberry pickle-flavored syrup, which can be drizzled on top of crushed ice for a strawberry pickle snow cone. It’s made with real dill pickle brine.
Pickles in fruit juice aren’t actually a new concept. In 2017, the internet went crazy when it learned that Walmart’s in-house brand Great Value was selling ‘Tropickles’ — fruit punch-flavored pickles.
The pickles come in a $2 jar filled with red fruit punch — a fact which, naturally, raised a few eyebrows and inspired a bit of gagging.
‘The modern-day couple, the pickle and fruit punch met on social media (they bonded over recipes on Pinterest, to be exact); now, we are celebrating their union on Walmart store shelves,’ Walmart said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Kool-Aid Pickles have existed in the south for years — which is likely why many of the 1,200 Walmart locations carrying the tropical-flavor item are in southern states.