Make Your Own Koolickles

Kool-Aid + pickles = sweet-and-sour sensation

It’s hard to imagine thinking up the idea to put a packet of Kool-Aid mix in a pickle jar. But someone did exactly that—and now “Koolickles” are all the rage in the Mississippi Delta and parts of the southern United States.

The pickles, which turn bright shades of red and green from soaking in the Kool-Aid, have a sweet-and-sour taste that is especially popular with kids. When the makers of Kool-Aid found out about the unusual invention, a company spokesperson told the New York Times, “We endorse our consumers’ finding innovative ways to use our products.” In other words, they think it’s very kool!

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Koolickles are usually bright shades of red or green.