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A a new twist on popsicles
By Canadian Pizza
By Canadian Pizza
December 2, 2009, Seguin, TX – Bob's Pickle Pops pickle juice treats are uniquely packaged frozen treats made, not from just the brine left over from pickling, but from freshly squeezed pickles, much like an apple or orange is pressed.
"We use 100 per cent of the pickle," says Bob's Pickle Pops co-Founder David Millar. "We realize it is hard to imagine that someone thought of the idea of creating a frozen treat made from pickle juice, but once people try them they are hooked – and we are happy to supply them with this refreshing treat."
The product was created by John Howard, owner of Outerskate roller skating rink and arcade in Seguin, TX. He has been freezing pickle juice for the kids and adults and sells out every night, according to a company release. Surprised by the sales, he decided there was a market worth investigating. The company is also creating flavored offerings such as Spicy Pickle Pops that are proving to be very popular.
The company is also catering to the cravings of expectant mothers with this unique sour snack. But it isn't just to quench the craving, it is to provide the heretofore little-known health benefits of pickle juice for anyone from kids to pregnant women to diabetics.
A recent study revealed that pickles blunted the blood-sugar spike by as much as 30 per cent after a high-carb meal. Reports showed that vinegar, much like that used in the pickling process, provided a balancing benefit to combat harmful insulin spikes. The spices used in the pickling process are also healthy. Pickling ingredients like garlic and dill help to control the growth of unhealthy bacteria in the body. And many other spices involved in the pickling have been known to have wide-ranging health properties as well. Bob's Pickle Pops have no fat and have less than one gram of sugar.
For information on Canadian distribution, visit Bob's Pickle Pops.