Would You Eat Walmart’s Fruit Punch Pickles?
These red pickles are only sold in stores.
Walmart just unveiled a new product that you will either love to death or it will make you run away in horror—Tropickles, a fruit punch flavored pickle.
"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,” the company said in a statement, according to Today.
The pickles, which are sold under the company’s Great Value Brand, were released July 14 and can be picked up at your local Walmart for just $2. The question is whether you would want to try a sweet and salty tropical fruit-flavored pickle?
Southerners may find the concept vaguely familiar though, since Kool-Aid Pickles have been a mainstay in some Southern pantries and on the counters at mini-markets for years, with their brilliantly red hue making them stand out next to the pickled eggs and pigs’ feet. Traditionally, those pickles, which come in a rainbow of arresting shades from hot pink to dark red to deep green, are made by soaking pickle spears in a packet of Kool-Aid. The result is a sweet and sour flavor that is akin to a candied pickle—and many, many people love it.
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So, are Walmart’s Tropickles an unnatural combination or a natural evolution of Kool-Aid pickles? The only way to know for sure is to throw down your $2 on the Walmart counter and trying them.