If you love pickles and hate cramps, you’re in luck. There’s a product on Amazon that claims to indulge your passion for pickles and take away your painful cramps—plus, they’re cool on a hot summer’s day. Enter: Bill’s dill pickle ice pops.
- These things are for serious pickle lovers only. Seriously, you have to really love pickles to want to eat them in ice pop form. Frankly, I’m not sure if I could stomach it. However, if you’re a freak-a-leak who loves them and could eat them by the jarful, this is the perfect product for you.
- The only ingredient is dill pickle juice. That’s right. There’s no added sugar, salt, fat, or anything else. That means they’re only five calories per ice pop and totally natural. Pop them in the freezer and in a few hours, you’ll have yourself a frozen treat (or nightmare, your choice).
- Apparently, they’re great for taking away cramps. These are technically “sport” ice pops, so titled because of the possible ability of pickle juice to help with muscle cramps. All the evidence here is anecdotal at best (though there have been a couple of promising studies on the idea), so take it with a grain of salt. (Yuck, salted pickles.) Still, the chance that it could help out is enough for some people to give it a try, and if you don’t mind pickles anyway, it’s a win-win situation.
- If nothing else, they’re great for the novelty factor. Even if pickle juice doesn’t take away cramps, if you like pickles, these are kinda fun to have for the summer anyway. You can even try to trick your friends by offering them an ice pop and hoping they don’t notice the flavor before they start eating it. That’s a cruel trick (and I wouldn’t be happy if it was me), but at least it should get a few laughs.