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May 10, 2007 8:23 AM   Subscribe

Kool-Aid pickles violate tradition, maybe even propriety. Depending on your palate and perspective, they are either the worst thing to happen to pickles since plastic brining barrels or a brave new taste sensation to be celebrated.” (BugMeNot)
posted by jason's_planet (125 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
AAAHH!

Being a fan of unorthodox pickles -- bean, carrot, etc., I felt fully prepared... and was not.

ABOMINATION
posted by dreamsign at 8:25 AM on May 10, 2007


No.
posted by Pastabagel at 8:28 AM on May 10, 2007


DO NOT WANT!
posted by kaseijin at 8:28 AM on May 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


YUCK!
posted by MythMaker at 8:29 AM on May 10, 2007


RATHER EAT SPIDERS!
posted by Dizzy at 8:30 AM on May 10, 2007


This is not Kosher!
posted by Mister_A at 8:30 AM on May 10, 2007 [5 favorites]


Without even reading the article, my hopes are not buoyed too high by the presence of the "Kool-Aid" brand name.
posted by DU at 8:32 AM on May 10, 2007


OH YEAH!
posted by kid ichorous at 8:32 AM on May 10, 2007 [8 favorites]


Clearly some balance is needed here.

I don't like pickles, but I'd give this a try.

I might also try "...dipping hot Cheetos in ice cream”, since it's just as good.
posted by MtDewd at 8:32 AM on May 10, 2007


May is ViralMarketingMonth!
posted by Dizzy at 8:33 AM on May 10, 2007


Says it all, really: Kool-Aid pickles have earned valued space next to such beloved snacks as pickled eggs and pigs’ feet at community fairs, convenience stores and filling stations.

Also, I had to stop reading after "dipping hot Cheetos in ice cream". ObGetOffMyLawn
posted by DU at 8:34 AM on May 10, 2007


Do you just add a packet of kool aid to regular store-bought pickles or do you have to make them from scratch? Regardless, recipes, please.
posted by GuyZero at 8:35 AM on May 10, 2007


Supabad, fo' shickle.
posted by cog_nate at 8:36 AM on May 10, 2007


No! Some things are just wrong!
posted by cerebus19 at 8:36 AM on May 10, 2007


"Kool-Aid pickles have earned valued space next to such beloved snacks as pickled eggs and pigs’ feet.." Exactly where they belong!!
posted by petersn1 at 8:36 AM on May 10, 2007


This violates every law of God and man! No! No! NO!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:38 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think that these would make incredible pickle light bulbs!

There is a recipe in the article, which requires one to RTFA.
posted by kosem at 8:38 AM on May 10, 2007


An insane, stoned pregnant woman invented this.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:39 AM on May 10, 2007 [16 favorites]


On preview: watch what you say about pickled eggs here. There are fans.
posted by kosem at 8:41 AM on May 10, 2007


Upon learning of the pickles, Bridget MacConnell, a senior manager of corporate affairs at Kraft, recovered, and then pronounced, “We endorse our consumers’ finding innovative ways to use our products.”

*expels Kool-Aid enema*
posted by Kwantsar at 8:42 AM on May 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


The combination of vinegar, salt, sugar, and fruit flavoring is already familiar to most of us as "sweet and sour" sauce. I don't think these pickles represent anything we haven't already tried...

...

HA, MADE YOU EAT ONE!
posted by kid ichorous at 8:42 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


sweet and sour sauce is ALSO gross
posted by DU at 8:43 AM on May 10, 2007


The school sells Kool-Aid pickles from the popular red flavor family at its fund-raisers. “They’re easy to make a gallon,” Ms. Williams said. “You pull the pickles from the jar, cut them in halves, make double-strength Kool-Aid, add a pound of sugar, shake and let it sit — best in the refrigerator — for about a week. The taste takes to anything. A while back I made a mistake and bought a jar of pickle chips instead of halves or wholes. Came out fine. This whole Kool-Aid pickle thing is going so good, you wonder why somebody hasn’t put a patent on them.”
posted by jason's_planet at 8:43 AM on May 10, 2007


“We endorse our consumers’ finding innovative ways to use our products.”

After the DMCA, I never would've expected to hear these words from any kind of corporate bigwig.
posted by kimota at 8:46 AM on May 10, 2007


“Attention, members of The Sisterhood of Heaven’s Cervix. The comet is fast approaching and we’re fully dilated. It is time to return to the womb of The Mothership…”
posted by bondcliff at 8:47 AM on May 10, 2007


I've got a big 'ole garden this year. No cukes, however.

I will let you know how Project Kool-Aide Pickled Hot Peppers '07 goes, though.
posted by sourwookie at 8:54 AM on May 10, 2007


“Have you ever tried one with a watermelon Blow Pop?” followed by a pantomime of how the Blow Pop stick can be inserted so that the candy appears as a knob at one end of the pickle, allowing the eater to alternate between bites of sour-sweet pickle and licks of sweet-sour Blow Pop.

Reminds me of something that happened to me in San Francisco.
posted by Koko at 8:54 AM on May 10, 2007 [8 favorites]


Southerners eat weird shit, man. [NOT SOUTHERNERIST]
posted by Mister_A at 8:57 AM on May 10, 2007


This whole Kool-Aid pickle thing is going so good, you wonder why somebody hasn’t put a patent on them.

Damn you SCOTUS!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:58 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Here's a link for the aol copy of this story in case bugmenot doesn't work for you.

I haven't found any recipes except for the one mentioned in the article.
posted by inthe80s at 8:58 AM on May 10, 2007


while I'm posting google finds... here's another: Koolickles from last year, just so we know the Times isn't making something up. Nice closeup pictures of a pickle that's been treated.
posted by inthe80s at 9:00 AM on May 10, 2007


Kool-Aid - it's not just for your hair anymore.
posted by caddis at 9:03 AM on May 10, 2007


Back in my college days I spent summers as a counselor for a camp up in the mountains of Tennessee. Almost all of the kids at camp were from wealthy suburban families across Tennessee, however each year we also provided a scholarship to two brothers, let's call them the Smith brothers, who were from one of the near by, destitute coal towns.

The Smith brothers were by all stretches of the imagination different than their spoiled, suburban bunkmates. They came to camp not for the outdoor activities and bon-fire wienie roasts but rather for the civilization. They signed up for arts and crafts and movie night rather than camp-outs and canoe rides. Hell, their whole life was open fires, camp outs and hiking in the hills!

One feature of the camp's dining hall was the all-you-can eat salad bar that included some additional items for picky eater kids (like peanut butter and jelly). The brothers thought it was god's gift to the people. They piled huge plates of all ingredients. One day the other kids noticed that the brothers were creating strange masterpieces with their salads, mixing diverse flavors. I noticed that they were starting to pick on the boys saying things like, "ew he's mixing peanut butter and jelly with dressing." I stepped in to see if I could deflect the escalating incident.

"What have you got there boys?" I asked. They showed me the new salads they had made and it dawned on me what brilliant little gourmets these boys were!

One had taken jelly and mixed it with Italian dressing. He poured his concoction over croutons, tomatoes, onions and shredded cheese. The other mixed peanut butter and Italian again, and was using it to dip his chicken nuggets.

With no assistance, no experience of the "civilized world" they had "invented" brochette and chicken satay. I asked them how they'd created the dishes and they said that it was simply through mixing everything each day and figuring out what tasted good together.

I also recall my youth in Alabama where kids spread ranch dressing on pizza or dumped packets of spicy peanuts in their RC cola. Seems to me that these are all examples of how when people are given limited resources and limited choices, they figure out ways to use those resources in new and innovative ways.

Cleveland, MS is not known for it's fabulous gourmet organic grocers. It is, however, home of some damn amazing food.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:04 AM on May 10, 2007 [45 favorites]


I have made pickle light bulbs before.
Fun, but .......smell.......is.....not.....good.

I think the skeptics should try the koolaid ones before declaring them bad.

Yeah, you first....
posted by MtDewd at 9:16 AM on May 10, 2007


As someone who enjoys eating food, I judge these pickles to be AWESOME. I gotta try making these. Also, Pollomacho, your story reminds me of those kids in a Nicaraguan school for the deaf that invented their own sign language. Humanity's resourcefulness is pretty damn keen. Especially when it involves Kool-Aid.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:20 AM on May 10, 2007


“I like it the same as dipping hot Cheetos in ice cream.”

AAAAAAAAAAAGH
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:27 AM on May 10, 2007


Aw, man. Break out the deep frier!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:29 AM on May 10, 2007 [2 favorites]


Damn, now I want chicken satay.
posted by darksasami at 9:34 AM on May 10, 2007


GODDAMN PEPSI RED VIRAL MARKETING HORSE SHIT BY THE GRAND HIGH GHERKIN!!!!111!
posted by Mister_A at 9:39 AM on May 10, 2007


I predict this will go as well as the green catsup.
posted by winks007 at 9:46 AM on May 10, 2007


I just came back from a trip to the grocery store salad bar. Let me describe to you exactly what it is that I'm eating right now:

A salad consisting of Romaine lettuce, green olives, artichoke hearts, garbanzo beans, pepperoni, shredded mozzarella and ranch dressing.

A side dish of two hard-boiled eggs and pickled beets, with extra beet juice so the eggs turn pink.

A dessert/fruit salad of strawberries and grapefruit, fruits which I selected because I accidentally slopped some ranch dressing into the compartment and wanted fruits that would complement it. I think there's some beet juice in there also.

This is all by way of saying that I would gladly try a Kool-Aid pickle if one were offered to me.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:48 AM on May 10, 2007


My name is ursus_comiter and I approve of these pickles.
posted by ursus_comiter at 9:52 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I detected a fair amount of LOL BLACK PEOPLE in that article, which is unfortunate [NOT BLACK].

Also: vomit.
posted by emelenjr at 9:54 AM on May 10, 2007


Pickle surprise!
posted by Rhomboid at 9:54 AM on May 10, 2007


I also recall my youth in Alabama where kids spread ranch dressing on pizza or dumped packets of spicy peanuts in their RC cola.

good for you ... i had planned on mentioning that i've seen people pour packets of peanuts into sprite bottles

kool aid pickles don't sound that weird to me
posted by pyramid termite at 9:55 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's... it's made of light and goodness! *sniffles a bit* It's obviously the invention of a kindly old grandmother who bakes cookies and takes copious amounts of acid.

This is actually one of the very rare times when I will admit to missing living in Mississippi.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 9:56 AM on May 10, 2007


i had planned on mentioning that i've seen people pour packets of peanuts into sprite bottles

Salted or unsalted peanuts?
posted by yeoz at 10:08 AM on May 10, 2007


You'd have to fry these in lightly spiced dough. Biting through the hot dough and getting that nice spicy-sweet-sour taste combined with a crunchy-chewy-wet texture would be better than kicking cats. Maybe fry it in beer on second thought.
posted by nixerman at 10:12 AM on May 10, 2007


They sounds ghastly and look like something you'd find in the dumpster behind a discount veterinarian's office. I will not be partaking, thank you very much.
posted by lekvar at 10:13 AM on May 10, 2007


Southerners eat weird shit, man. [NOT SOUTHERNERIST]

Just for that, my friends, I'm going to make it my mission to get one of these pickles this weekend (I'm about an hour away from where this article originates) and I'll tell you all how it goes. Personally, I've eaten weirder stuff than this.

Question whatever you want about the south: our politics, our race relations, our religions, our culture. But DON'T question our foods. My gumbo is good enough to make you crack your grandma's head with a hockey stick for not migrating south.
posted by ColdChef at 10:21 AM on May 10, 2007 [3 favorites]


I am SO going to make some of these. They might be great, who knows? And besides, it'll all be worth it just for the screams of horror when I take them out of the fridge.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:27 AM on May 10, 2007


I will say this: You can't get a proper pecan pie, the sort that is so sweet is sucks all the liquid out yer body instantly, anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line.
posted by Mister_A at 10:27 AM on May 10, 2007


TOTAL LOSS

(weird can be good, weird can be fun, but this is just WRONG)
posted by djrock3k at 10:27 AM on May 10, 2007


Sweet pickles are lame. Pickles with garlic, on the other hand ...
posted by krinklyfig at 10:27 AM on May 10, 2007


Oh MAN!

I have GOT to try this.

Originally from NJ, I ha NO IDEA how big a deal pickles were 'till I moved to Texas. I was blown away when I saw them being sold at movie theaters alongside popcorn!
posted by ShawnStruck at 10:28 AM on May 10, 2007


Kwantsar writes *expels Kool-Aid enema*

Hey look! It's Kook-Aid Tubgirl!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:29 AM on May 10, 2007


I'm just glad nobody used the word »hack« in conjunction with those pickles.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 10:30 AM on May 10, 2007


It's funny, about pickles...

I don't really like cucumbers, though I'll eat them in a salad. I've never liked most pickles, dills and half sours make me gag.

But one a pickle becomes a full-sour garlic pickle, like the ones sold by Guss' Pickles, I just lose my mind, and eat them until my mouth burns. When I used to go the Second Ave. Deli, the folks there would exchange my plate of mixed pickles and sour tomatoes with a plate stacked with full sours. I never left one pickle on that plate. EVER. Folks who like normal pickles take a bite of a full sour, and make a face as if they had just bitten into a rat's eye. It's funny, the whole pickle thing.

But Kool Aid pickles make me want to hurl something fierce.

And where are the Lemonade Pickles? Coke Pickles? Dr. Pepper Pickles? Snapple Pickles? Mountain Dew Pickles?

Coffee Pickles?

Or let's go right to the edge of hell...

Grain Alcohol Pickles, for the frat/sorority guy/gal in all of us.
posted by dbiedny at 10:36 AM on May 10, 2007


Anyone who actually buys or makes these, please give us a full report and let us know which flavors of Kool-Aid produce the best results. On Projects, perhaps.

Incidentally, strawberries and ranch dressing doesn't work. Oh, well.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:37 AM on May 10, 2007


I'm not one bit surprised that this started in the South. Not one bit surprised.
posted by oddman at 10:38 AM on May 10, 2007


This, right here, is why the terrorists hate us.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 10:39 AM on May 10, 2007


I like KoolAid, and I like pickles (a lot). Though I am not too sure about the combination of the two, I will be making some of these in the near future if for no other reason than to gross out my husband (who hates KoolAid and hates pickles).

Shawnstruck, you mean to tell me giant pickles are not available in movie theaters everywhere? I've lived in the South my whole life, and I have never seen a theater (or convenience store) without them. :)
posted by Orb at 10:44 AM on May 10, 2007


[more inside] tag?
posted by acro at 10:44 AM on May 10, 2007


Grain Alcohol Pickles, for the frat/sorority guy/gal in all of us.

Rumtopf. We make it with over-proof rum if possible.

I'm surprised that no one has ever done pickles with grain alcohol. Maybe the alcohol extracts undesirable flavours from the spices.
posted by GuyZero at 10:45 AM on May 10, 2007


I totally want to try these. And the cheeto thing, for that matter. This is exactly the sort of contrast that can make for brilliant food.

(Also: french fries dipped in milkshakes. And buttered popcorn with Junior Mints.)

On the other hand, I do kind of worry that the Kool-Aid flavor would ruin it.
posted by moss at 10:46 AM on May 10, 2007


oddman writes 'I'm not one bit surprised that this started in the South.'

The content of my stomach's gonna rise again!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:48 AM on May 10, 2007 [5 favorites]


I know what I'm bringing to the picnic.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:52 AM on May 10, 2007


Knitters have been using Kool-Aid to dye wool for a while now. This stuff is showing up in all sorts of places it shouldn't be!

Betcha the Kool-Aid-as-dye thing started in the South, too.
posted by Quietgal at 10:54 AM on May 10, 2007


Reminds me of something that happened to me in San Francisco.

I just spewed a mouthful of KOOL-AID® all over my monitor.
posted by ericb at 10:56 AM on May 10, 2007


Shawnstruck, you mean to tell me giant pickles are not available in movie theaters everywhere? I've lived in the South my whole life, and I have never seen a theater (or convenience store) without them.

Yup! Before I moved down to Texas, the only place I'd seen pickles outside of grocery stores or restaurants were deli, in great big tubs.
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:02 AM on May 10, 2007


Oh hell. My wife reads Metafilter. My wife likes Kool-Aid, and I can't even begin to describe the love my wife has for pickles. (she drinks the juice, the juice!)

*shudders*

I fully expect that I'll be seeing a jar of these on the counter by next week.

*shudders again*
posted by quin at 11:07 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


And where are the Lemonade Pickles? Coke Pickles? Dr. Pepper Pickles? Snapple Pickles? Mountain Dew Pickles? Coffee Pickles?

Hey -- that gives me an idea. If people can launch a chain of cereal bars and cafes, how 'bout we do so for pickles? Hmmm, whadda we call it?
posted by ericb at 11:07 AM on May 10, 2007


I've got some steeping in the kitchen right now. I cannot fucking WAIT.
posted by padraigin at 11:13 AM on May 10, 2007


MetaFilter: The taste takes to anything.
posted by davejay at 11:14 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hmmm, whadda we call it?


Peter Piper. Obviously!
posted by dbiedny at 11:15 AM on May 10, 2007


So, Orb and quin are married?
posted by moss at 11:32 AM on May 10, 2007


No moss, but Orb certainly does talk a lot about killing people in her profile.

I like that in a woman.
posted by quin at 11:46 AM on May 10, 2007


The school sells Kool-Aid pickles from the popular red flavor family at its fund-raisers.

mmm, delicious red flavor!
posted by me & my monkey at 11:47 AM on May 10, 2007


O.K. so were from the South?
At the Winkles Homestead we eat the following strange items:
Ranch dressing on our pizza crust.
We mix our over-easy fried eggs with hot buttered grits
Bacon bits (the real ones) on our hot dogs.
Crushed red peppers on our eggs and on our spagetti
RC and peanuts rocks! (think eating sunflower seeds and drinking coke.) IAALLC - I am a Little League Coach
Also.....hot sauce on most everything.

If you want to fit in here....bring your Pepto-Bismol
posted by winks007 at 11:54 AM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Now you folks have me craving pickled eggs again. I just wish I could find them locally (Houston) instead of having to mail order from Pennsylvania.
posted by mrbill at 11:55 AM on May 10, 2007


I'm stoopid enough to think "'Bacon bits'(the real ones)" refers to
"Bacon Bits", not "Bac-Os", those little salty bits of cardboard you see fanny-packed pensioners shovel on their trays at the salad bar in the Penneys cafeteria.
Or so I'm told.
posted by Dizzy at 12:02 PM on May 10, 2007


My wife eats pickled okra, right out of the effin jar, the smell alone makes me wretch.
posted by winks007 at 12:03 PM on May 10, 2007


This sounds good to me. And garlic pickles? Orgasmic yum! I'm going to go looking for recipes for that tonight.

mmm, delicious red flavor!

Heh. That's exactly what I thought.
posted by effwerd at 12:04 PM on May 10, 2007


Dizzy, I love them little fakey bits too, wife wont buy em, claims they're not real and taste bad. The kids and I disagree. Those go well with grits too.
posted by winks007 at 12:05 PM on May 10, 2007


I wonder if this would work with kim chee...
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:20 PM on May 10, 2007


Faint of Butt, you made me throw up in my mouth. A lot. Food does not touch! Or slop over into compartments. I have to go wash my hands now.
posted by dame at 12:28 PM on May 10, 2007


That is, I salute you on your sense of adventure.
posted by dame at 12:28 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


My wife is visiting relatives in Mississippi next month. I've already assigned her to find some of these for me.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 12:32 PM on May 10, 2007


ericb:If people can launch a chain of cereal bars and cafes, how 'bout we do so for pickles? Hmmm, whadda we call it?

Inn-a-Pickle!
posted by dr_dank at 12:32 PM on May 10, 2007


I'm just glad nobody used the word »hack« in conjunction with those pickles.

soundofsuburbia: Just wait till BoingBoing finds out about them.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 12:32 PM on May 10, 2007


Pickles: Ewh

Article: Seemed a little LOLBLAXPEOPLE! to me.

Powdered drink mixes are the snack food equivalent of duct tape, I swear to you. Try it on popcorn. (Well, first...have a few friends over, take a lot of acid, then put on 12 hours of good music. *Then* make a bunch of popcorn, and make it different colors. Ok, maybe that was just me...ah youth, it's wasted on the young.)

You can mix it with vinegar and dye eggs, or fabric, or a white fluffy cat. The cat will be really pissed though.

You can use it to color food for Seuss parties.

I think if you fed it raw to a child, you could create a new energy system akin to cold fusion.

And now, apparently, you can make pickles. Is there anything powdered drink mixes can't do?
posted by dejah420 at 12:34 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh no, the food shall not touch, with the execption of peas and mashed potatoes. When jelly accidentally touches my eggs, they turn GREEN. You can have them there eggs NOW.

**Runs off to the throne-room.**
posted by winks007 at 12:35 PM on May 10, 2007


I will say this: You can't get a proper pecan pie, the sort that is so sweet is sucks all the liquid out yer body instantly, anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Memphis Blues Barbecue Grill, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Owned by a Chinese-Canadian sommelier. I shit you not.
posted by solid-one-love at 12:43 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


dejah420, we used in in Eurpoe (military) to clean hard water/ lime scale/calcium deposits(?) from the faucets in the restrooms.
posted by winks007 at 1:05 PM on May 10, 2007


I have never been stationed in Eurpoe, I swear!
Europe, now there's a place I have been to.
Sorry for the typo, fat fingers and eagerly awaiting 5:00pm to go to a crawfish boil.
posted by winks007 at 1:11 PM on May 10, 2007


Coldchef, there is a nice crawfish boil at 3314 Richmond in Metairie tonight from 6-10. I'd love to tell my son "the undertaker" is gonna be there!
posted by winks007 at 1:12 PM on May 10, 2007


Wouldn't it be great if all the cops in the world dressed up as the Kool-Aid man everytime they went out to serve a search warrent. Then they'd POW bust down the wall yelling....OH YEAH!
posted by doctorschlock at 1:31 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Echoing caddis...

Kool-Aid: it's not just for dyeing yarn anymore!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:33 PM on May 10, 2007


And, on reading a little farther down, Quietgal beat me to the [fruit] punch.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:38 PM on May 10, 2007


Kool-Aid pickles (dipped in powder not soaked) are HUGE on the Navajo Reservation.
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 1:48 PM on May 10, 2007


So quin's wife likes pickle juice too? Hmm ... if quin didn't live way up north, I'd suspect he was my husband in disguise. Pickle juice is tasty, I tell you!

I'm still not too sure about using the "red" flavors, though those are my favorites, but I'm thinking tamarind with pickle might be sort of good. I'm going to go buy pickles and (more) Kool-Aid tomorrow, because I just have to know.

I do mention killing three times in my profile. I hadn't ever noticed. :D
posted by Orb at 2:33 PM on May 10, 2007


So I'm supossed to used sweetened Kool-Aid, right?
posted by sourwookie at 3:09 PM on May 10, 2007


This is intriguing. I don't like the light sweetness of the bread and butter pickles my grandma makes (in northern MS), so I probably wouldn't like these either.

Pickle juice is tasty, I tell you!

Plain old pickle-flavored pickle juice is definitely tasty.
posted by Tehanu at 3:21 PM on May 10, 2007


Pickle juice is tasty, I tell you!

Plain old pickle-flavored pickle juice is definitely tasty.


I am so glad I'm not the only one.

*off to buy some pickles and kool-aid*
posted by [insert clever name here] at 3:29 PM on May 10, 2007


Coldchef, there is a nice crawfish boil

That's a kind invitation and I appreciate it. If I didn't have to feed this pesky wife and kids I'd be all over it. Keep me in mind for the future.
posted by ColdChef at 3:39 PM on May 10, 2007


Wait, what's so weird about coke pickles? If you eat a bite of one of those big dill pickles, and then drink some fountain coke, it will taste like the sweetest nectar evar.

They don't sell pickles at movie theatres everywhere? I never thought to look once I moved north.
posted by sugarfish at 3:40 PM on May 10, 2007


Coldchef: I'm just saying I just don't trust your claims to exceptional gumbo. I'll just have to have you send me some.

And it has been officially decided amongst me and the other loons back at the Manor that this is my food project for the weekend...
posted by Samizdata at 3:41 PM on May 10, 2007


There are no pickles of any quality in the San Francisco bay area. It's a tragedy. In southern Michigan, we had pickled baloney (yum!), pickled eggs, pickled pigs feet, and big giant polish dills available on the counter at most liquor stores or bars. I will definitely try the koolpickle recipe!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 4:44 PM on May 10, 2007


Pickled baloney?

Pickled . . . baloney?

Pickled . . . fucking . . . baloney?

*headasplode*
posted by jason's_planet at 4:56 PM on May 10, 2007


So I have been thinking about this for a while, and pickles at the movies may be the grossest thing I have ever heard of. Pickle sound + smell does not equal happy movie watching. I mean, do your theatres all smell of brine?
posted by dame at 6:26 PM on May 10, 2007


When I was eight years old and in the third grade my daddy was in charge of getting me ready for school.
We were never really close until that year.
Mom away (sobbing; windshields smashed; hospital).
Just me and him and the early morning.
He would pour the cereal and add the milk from the big icy pitcher.
And every day as the hot San Diego sun would laugh through our polarized windows he'd tell me He Was Going To Put A Pickle In My Peanut Butter Sandwich For Lunch Because I Made Mommy So Sad.
Pickles smell like paper bags left on the curb.
Pickles smell like waiting rooms.
Pickles smell like grownups without enough sleep.
posted by Dizzy at 6:27 PM on May 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


When I saw Spiderman III this week at a theater in Baton Rouge, on a whim I bought a pickle. The African American teenage girl who was working the counter looked at me quizzically and said, "You the first white person I ever sold a pickle to." She then waved over her co-workers to show them that I was buying a pickle. They were equally amazed.

It never occurred to me that you can't get a pickle at the movies in other places or that white people, as a rule, don't buy them there.
posted by ColdChef at 7:02 PM on May 10, 2007


Got a gallon in the fridge now.

We should have a MeTa thread in about a week where we check in and see how they went.
posted by sourwookie at 7:23 PM on May 10, 2007


The giant-pickles-on-a-stick were always a popular food item at our field days when I was in elementary school in Dallas. I can't ever remember seeing one in a movie theater, though.
posted by MsMolly at 8:15 PM on May 10, 2007


I'm greatly saddened now that I think about it. Living in the North, there aren't a lot of pickles about. Sure, grocery stores have them and I can get them as I need. But what if I have a pickle craving when I'm out and about? I have to wait until I'm home. At work? Buy a jar and hope no one thinks its odd that I'm grabbing a few from the communal fridge.

But what if they were everywhere? Individually wrapped pickles at a convenience store, pickles at the theater, oh my god, it would be heaven.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:43 PM on May 10, 2007


Wow. Serious pickle porn in that article.

KA porn here.
posted by flotson at 9:04 PM on May 10, 2007


Pickled . . . fucking . . . baloney?

yeah ... but if you don't like that, you can have fried baloney sandwiches ...

(and yeah, i don't know about movie theatres, but a lot of small stores have jars of pickles and such in michigan)

pickled baloney's ok ... i'm not really nuts about it
posted by pyramid termite at 9:09 PM on May 10, 2007


ericb:If people can launch a chain of cereal bars and cafes, how 'bout we do so for pickles? Hmmm, whadda we call it?

Howsabout Metapickle?
posted by endermunkee at 3:18 AM on May 11, 2007


MetaFilter: The content of my stomach's gonna rise again!
posted by toxic at 12:55 PM on May 11, 2007


Mine are in process. I got a quart jar of dills, poured out all the brine, and cut half of the pickles in half lengthwise. I then filled the jar with double-strength fruit punch Kool Ade. Tasting will occur at next weekend's picnic.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:18 PM on May 11, 2007


Behold the majesty of mine pickles.
posted by ColdChef at 6:47 PM on May 15, 2007


You didn't throw away the pickle juice, did you, MrMoonPie and ColdChef?! Such a terrible loss if you did. ;)

I'm headed to the store tomorrow and am going to start some myself. I going to try Tamarind flavor and one of the "red flavors". We shall see how that goes. I'm still not 100% certain my love of pickles and my love of Kool-Aid are things which should be combined, but I have to try it ... and I haven't found any for sale around here (yet).
posted by Orb at 7:20 PM on May 15, 2007


You didn't throw away the pickle juice, did you, MrMoonPie and ColdChef?

When I was a kid, I used to love drinking a cup of pickle juice. I think that much sodium these days would kill me.

Also.
posted by ColdChef at 7:52 PM on May 15, 2007


Coldchef, we've been promised some of that lovely-looking beverage at this weekend's picnic, too.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:08 AM on May 16, 2007


Mine have been (mostly) consumed. My reaction to these was comparable to my reaction to the bacon martini I had at another meetup--they're about as good as you'd expect.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:18 AM on May 24, 2007


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