What's with all the pickles?  These little fat free and low-cal wonders are becoming a thing, and East Texas is on board with the trend.  First it was pickle soda. But a popsicle?  There are several spots to get a dill pickle popsicle right now, and even more stores will add it this summer.

Athletes have been drinking pickle juice for years.  It can help retain water and keep us hydrated while we're sweating, and prevent cramps and injuries to muscles.

Pickles started out as cucumbers of course, and there's a lot of water content in those veggies.  Then add the salty brine, and if you take all of that in, you can probably hang on to an extra pound or two of water weight.  That's why guys love 'em and women don't, so much! Pickles are almost always seen at concession stands at high school football games around Texas in the fall too.  They taste good on the sidelines.  Just don't weigh yourself the next day.

One company is adding electrolytes, freezing the pickle juice, and offering it up as a popsicle.  Your tongue is going to be so confused. Usually a popsicle is sweet and cherry-like, and this time your tongue will pucker up and get a sour shock. But it's part of the pickle trend, so we'll try it and enjoy it.

The pickle popsicle is already available at several places around East Texas, and Walmart stores will be adding it this summer.  You can also buy a bag on Amazon and stick the tubes in the freezer after the arrive.

If you're on the hunt for pickle popsicles, try these spots:

  • FAT DOGS COFFEE CITY
    7530 State Highway 155
    Coffee City, TX 75763
  • Cinema 4
    218 Wood St
    Athens, TX 75751
  • Henderson Depot
    401 South Eastman Road
    Longview, TX 75602
  • North Street Chevron
    3228 North Street
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Appleby Sands Depot
    3023 Appleby Sands Road
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Depot Chevron
    428 West Main
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • University Chevron
    1000 North University
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961
  • Southside Chevron
    3325 South Street
    Nacogdoches, Tx 75961
  • Morgan Oil Fuel Stop
    4919 North West Stallings
    Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Oh, and did you know there is a website dedicated to the love of pickles?  It's true.  Ilovepickles.org is proof that pickles really are a thing.  But popsicles?  We'll look forward to your thoughts.

Pickle pops aren't necessarily new. There are tons of DIY pickle popsicles all over the Internet.