Anyone like drinking pickle juice?

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    I've always been fond of the taste of pickle juice, but lately I've had this inexplicable craving for it. (insert pregnant joke here)
    I've been sick with the flu for three days, and once I felt ready to eat something solid, I polished off a jar of dill pickles that had been sitting in the fridge. This left behind maybe a cup-and-a-half of the juice, so I downed that too.
    Man, did it hit the spot. I'm certain I was dehydrated from the flu, and that juice must have replaced mucho lost electrolytes. The best way for me to describe this particular quenching of thirst is that the PJ fit my thirst like a key into a lock.
    So next I take to the internet and discover that various sports teams (including the Philadelphia Eagles and Ohio State) have been experimenting with pickle juice as a re-hydration drink.
    And there's even a place in Texas that bottles and sells it (by the case).
    Anyone else wanna admit to liking the stuff?
    Jon
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

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    Haha. Hilarious. I used to drink pickle juice when I was younger, but mainly to "prove" my manliness(sp?) to my sisters. It always grossed them out. But it sure made me have to run to the bathroom after a bit. Mean green colon cleansing machine!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Shawn.G

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    Hello, Many football players drink pickle juice to prevent serious cramping. After a game, my legs start to cramp up on the long way home from the games. This doesn't happen when I drink the juice.
     
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    I won't necessarily "drink" it, but I always keep leftover pickle juice in the fridge to dunk my chips in.
    Andrew
     
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    I don't think drinking pickle juice is a "classy" thing to do but I DO like to sip it if you will, out of the pre-packaged pickles that the Freestone pickle company makes. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah. I've done that. After the flu.

    It's all about your body craving electrolytes. You'll probably not be so interested in pickle juice after you get better.

    -JNS
     
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    Yeah, I've done it. It tastes just like the pickles do, so why not?
     
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    weird. I usually crave strawberry milkshakes after the flu. Dunno why.
     
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    Pickle juice is a known "poor man's gatorade" for us long distance cyclists... Never tried it as a gatorade but I can see how it can be good, at least it's some variety, as long as you like pickles!
    Jay
    Pickles Oblong [​IMG]
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  10. StephenA

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    Yes I like drinking it. I also dunk Better Cheddars in pickle juice. Great way to eat Better Cheddars. But of course I've always been known as a weird duck.
     
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    hehe I have a friend here that got us hooked on pickle juice too. She absolutly loves it. Take a shot of rye or rum (or any hard alcohol) and chase it with a ounce of pickle juice.

    Takes the bite right out of the booze.
     
  12. Ron Etaylor

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    Sometimes I put a little pickle juice in a bloody mary.[​IMG]
     
  13. Jon_Are

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    Never thought of dunking crackers or chips into the stuff; not a bad idea. They sell Dill Pickle flavored chips in Ontario, but not here in the states.
    I'm gradually recovering from the flu, but I find the thought of drinking pickle juice still pretty appealing. It'll be interesting to see if, as Jagan suggested, my craving will abate once I'm 100%. I hope so. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
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    Oh yeah. Pickle juice is great for medicinal purposes. If I have a sore throat, I gargle with it. If I feel a cold coming on, I suck down half a jarfull. It works great!
     
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    Oh man, now I'm hungry for Pickles...
    If anyone has the means, there's a brand of Kosher Dill Pickle produced in Ontario Canada called "Strubs". Absolute, bar none, 100%, the BEST pickle EVER. [​IMG]
    I can make a meal out of the easily, and they make for a great healthy snack!
    Never tried the juice, but it's starting to sound very interesting...
    Moe.
     
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  19. Jon_Are

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    Just watch that sodium, boys 'n girls. They're loaded with it.

    I shoulda been born in the days where they had a big pickle barrel in every general store. Now that's livin!

    Jon
     
  20. StephenA

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    My mom used to work in a chip factory here in my hometown that had a huge jar of bigass pickles. She used to bring me there sometimes and I'd ask for a couple pickles. Boy were they good. I'm not sure, but I think the pickles were home made right in the chip factory along with the chips.
     

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