Okay, these weird things have been getting a lot of attention recently, so let’s get into them. The warm weather is just a few short weeks away and we know you’ll be looking for a cold, refreshing, um, briny treat. Enter: The Picklesickle.
Can a food become a viral phenomenon? We wouldn’t have thought so either, but it seems just about every foodie, blogger and collector of weird things has something to say about these, whether it’s “eww,” or “tempting,” and the proof’s in the sales.
Chow’s Grinder blog highlighted the weird snacks — invented by a Texas roller-rink owner — in a post today, and the Picklesickle website proudly links an article and video from last week’s Washington Post. They’ve been getting little shout-outs for months, which we’re sure has to do with the 20,000-per-month sales figure in the Post’s article. At that rate, they must be cultivating some real fans, right? Not just novelty collectors? But who would want to eat such a thing? Better order a box and find out.