If you are looking for a unique but very practical gift to give your pregnant friend this Valentine’s Day, there’s good news. That’s because Pickle Bouquets are now a thing and yes, they look just as delicious – if not also bizarre – as they sound.
Grillo’s Pickles,the Boston-based business that developed this edible present idea,told The Today Show that the veggie arrangement is fast becoming one of the most sought-after bouquets this Valentine’s Day season. His team was inspired by the company’s 100-year-old Italian family recipe, which is still used today for its pickle products.
If you are looking to make a pickle-themed bouquet at home, the instructions are pretty simply. The ingredients are cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves, and vinegar. You can also use a vase and a floral foam or tissue paper along with fresh dill, greenery and ribbon for extra flare.
Here’s what Grillo says on their website:
- Start spearing the pickles on your skewers until the bunch is your desired size.
- If you'd like to share in a vase, we recommend using floral foam to stick the skewers into as you arrange. If you'd like to present as a bouquet, wrap the ends of skewers with tissue paper.
- Garnish the bunch with your choice of festive extras, from fresh herbs to colorful peppers.
The pickle bouquet has also been a massive hit on social media. Many fans have commented on the stunning and very edible display by writing on Twitter, “If my boyfriend knows me, then he will get me a pickle bouquet this year,” along with, “I will be utterly jealous if any of my friends get a pickle bouquet this year and I don’t. I’m salivating at the mouth by just looking at pictures of them.”
There’s a common myth that suggests if you crave pickles you are probably pregnant, but that’s not always the case. Pickle cravings are one of the most common cravings around. Some fans – both pregnant and not - go so far as to stock their pantries with a plethora of pickle-flavored snacks. The craving might seem random, but there’s a scientific reason behind it and that’s because the brine of pickle juice is highly acidic.Pickle juice also contains a lot of sodium and potassium.
Enjoying a little pickle juice can help your body recover to its normal electrolyte levels during any time of the day.
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