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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:14 PM

Best...idea...EVER!!!!

Pickle bouquets are the best thing to happen to Valentine's Day since chocolate



Valentine's Day is coming, and it's a really big dill.

A great time to remind loved ones (spouses, moms, dads, dates, baes and kids included) just how much they really mean to you, the day calls for kind sentiments. Though a card or some roses fit the bill, why not go the extra step this Feb. 14 and gift an edible bouquet made out of ... pickles?!

Sure, fresh flowers may smell like fairies bathing in a glistening glen, but pickles are also pretty magical. Plus, pizza bouquets are so last season.

A pickle can be sweet, or it can be sour (anyone else drawing a parallel to love?), but best of all, it won't wilt over time ... as long as it's eaten quickly.

Grillo's Pickles, the Boston-based pickle company behind the novel idea, isn't actually selling premade pickle bouquets, but its founder told TODAY Food why the brand wants its loyal followers to make their own this year.

"Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative," Grillo's founder and CEO, Travis Grillo, told TODAY. "Grillo’s Hot Italian Dill pickles make it easy for consumers to spice things up with their hottie, while the brand’s Bread & Butter pickles offer a low-cal treat for sweeties nationwide."

Grillo said that his team drew inspiration for the bouquet from the traditional, 100-year-old Italian family recipe the company still uses today: cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves and vinegar. That's why they added whole bulbs of garlic and fresh dill to enhance the flavorful arrangement.

"We know there are a lot of pickle lovers out there that would love nothing more than to get a Valentine’s Day gift loaded with their favorite snack," Grillo added.

If reactions on Twitter are any indication about the true popularity of pickles, Grillo is spot on.

For years, pickle fiends have been fantasizing about a tangy edible arrangement.

https://www.today.com/food/make-pickle-bouquet-valentine-s-day-t147773?cid=sm_npd_td_fb_ma

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:32 PM

1. Pickles, garlic and dill. Wrap with a few anchovies and garnish with capers.. mmmm...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:34 PM

2. Romance guaranteed.

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Response to JanetS (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:22 PM

4. No kissing with all that garlic.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:51 PM

3. Best Idea ever!



In my opinion

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:53 PM

5. I will second that!

Bacon is a food group in my universe.

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Response to Lira (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:02 PM

6. Bacon Wrapped Bacon!



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