We promise this is not a sketch from Portlandia.
Pickling things has certainly seen a hipster resurgence in recent years, but we’ve now reached peak pickle with pickle juice soda.
Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, a chain of super cute candy stores in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has announced the arrival of Pickle Juice Soda in its stores, and people seem to be equally excited and grossed out.
“If you’re the kind of pickle lover who relishes all things pickled, this is gonna be a really big dill,” the store wrote on its Facebook page.
If you’re not into pickle juice soda that’s fine, but let’s all take a moment to appreciate the pun-filled promotion.
According to the shop, the soda is crafted by a private bottling company and is made with pure can sugar.
So what does it taste like, aside from the obvious?
“Your brain prepares you for the taste of pickle juice (like right from the jar),” the store wrote in an email. “It smells just like dill pickle juice as you might imagine. The taste is spot-on. While the flavor isn’t overwhelming, it’s sweet and would definitely satisfy that pickle craving”
For those of you that want to try out this new pop but don’t live near the shop, the store is selling the soda online, but it’s not cheap.
The soda goes for $2.50 a bottle in store, and $9.99 online, though that includes shipping. If one bottle isn’t enough, three bottles costs $19.99 and a six-pack will run you $29.99.