Not too many things taste like pickles, except for pickles, of course. But recently we’ve begun to see a handful of pickle-flavored products, like potato chips, at the supermarket, and Trader Joe’s recently jumped on the bandwagon with their fun new Popcorn in a Pickle.
Made with mushroom popcorn instead of the more tradition butterfly popping corn (seriously – look it up), this popcorn is flavored with dill oil and citric acid (along with various other “natural flavors”) to achieve that pickle-like effect. While it might sound bizarre, the end result is surprisingly addictive. We tend to think of pickle flavoring as being “wet,” but by drying it out and putting it on popcorn, TJ’s has taken a familiar flavor and completely transformed it.
Big and bold flavors are more popular than ever these days, and companies aren’t afraid to push the envelope a bit. These definitely push the envelope, to great effect. If you like pickles, you’ll definitely like these.