SAN ANTONIO – If you're pregnant, or just in the mood for something bizarre, a candy store in Ohio claims to have just the thing to quench your thirst.
In a cute Facebook post, Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop announced it will now be selling Pickle Juice Soda.
"If you're the kind of pickle lover who relishes all things pickled, this is gonna be a really big dill. Pickle Juice Soda Pop is here!," the store posted to the social media site.
OK, Ohio. Sure. Whatever.
San Antonians have been relishing the sour, salty, briny wonder that is the pickle in all its various and unique incarnation since forever!
Chamoy -- the bright red, spicy, sweetly sour topping -- is basically ubiquitous here, and finds itself as a close cousin to all things pickle.
And what's a raspa without piccadilly? Or a mangodilly?
Pickle backs have long been a staple for bar-goers locally and abroad, but San Anto's own funky, Xicana-themed bar Hi-Tones at 621 East Dewey is the originator of the true Pickle Shot. Visit on cumbia night, have one (or one of their other classic shot creations like chamoy or raspa) and get a little necio!
And while we're on the subject of drinks, let's not forget that HEB once sold Pickle Juice Sport, a pickle juice sports drink. Its local popularity, however, has already caused it to sell out.
KSAT's own SA Live crew even visited a popcorn restaurant that sells pickle-flavored popcorn!
Plus every gas station from here to the Valley is bound to sell a wide range of chamoy pickles, Picositas belts and Chinese candies thanks to the venerable Alamo Candy Co.
So we'll give credit to Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop for finally getting on the pickle wagon, and graciously extend an invitation to Ohioans and other Midwesterners, Pacific-Coasters, New Englanders or any other Americans who are just now figuring out what we in San Antonio have known since basically forever: Pickles are life.
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