Gummy Pickles Are a Thing Now, But Should We Be Sweet or Sour on Them?

By:Michael Walsh

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Gummy Pickles

You know what’s great? Pickles. Also fantastic? Gummy bears. These are not controversial opinions. But like a mad scientist with a god complex, the folks at Vat19 have taken those two wonderful foods and combined them into one strange hybrid. And we don’t know if we should be sweet or sour about it, because what in the name of Dr. Frankenstein should we make of a gummy pickle that actually tastes like a pickle?

This new unusual treat from Vat19 and The Gummy Bear Guy, that we first learned about at Geekologie, isn’t just a gummy dessert in pickle form. We wouldn’t be confused about how to feel about that, because as gummy enthusiasts we’d be excited for a gelatinous candy we could really bite into it. The issue is this is not a sweet-tasting treat.
“This all-gummy ‘vegetable’ is flavored like a sour dill pickle with the chewy texture of gummy. While still slightly sweet, the predominantly pickle flavor and realistic appearance will trick your taste buds into thinking you plucked it right from the jar.”
I hope my tastes buds aren’t that stupid, especially because they say this also has a hint of green apple flavor, something I’ve never tasted when eating any sort of pickle. But just because this is weird doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste good, or that I wouldn’t enjoy it; just that I don’t know. Fortunately, if you’re also curious, you can order one of these gummy gherkins from Vat19 for $5.99.