Yep. You read that right. Frozen pickle juice popsicles. Now, before you make a face, hear me out. You can’t knock it till you try it and it’s great for anyone who isn’t into sugary or sweet electrolyte replenishers. Or for anyone as obsessed with pickles as I am. As a kid, I would eat so many I’d give myself stomach aches. It was my favorite sour treat.
So when Van Holten’s reached out to me try their electrolyte enhanced pickle ice, I was excited and curious. I thought it was the weirdest and yet, most awesome thing I’ve ever heard of. I seriously thought to myself, this is SO my product because of how much I love pickles. Then to find out there’s a fitness/health element to it too!? HELLO! GIMME GIMME!Van Holten’s is known for their Pickle in a Pouch products you can find at gas stations and convenience stores. Apparently, many of their customers were purchasing their pickles for the brine or juice to prevent cramps and sore muscles after strenuous workouts. They soon came out with Pickle Ice. They come in these cute 2 oz pouches you can drink warm (if that’s your thing), chilled, or frozen.
I’m totally obsessed. It was so interesting to learn all the benefits of pickle juice for fitness enthusiasts. It’s packed with electrolytes, sodium, potassium and magnesium to help replenish what’s lost during the workout. Better yet, unlike sports drinks, it has ZERO sugar. These definitely came in handy with my recent outdoor workouts. They helped me prevent cramps and dehydration. I’m personally not into sweet or sugary drinks after workouts. I tend to avoid them for the high amount of sugar, so these were great after all my workouts.
You can peruse the info sheet comparing pickle ice to other sports drinks like Gatorade, Powerade, All Sport and see the different levels of sugar, sodium, and potassium in each product. You can view the downloadable here if the image is too small.
Pickle Ice has zero calories and sugar. It’s also gluten-free. There’s definitely a popularity with pickle juice in schools for student athletes. I also think lots of runners and bikers find these little popsicle pouches useful and refreshing. Some even drink them warm during long runs or rides.
As a fitness enthusiast, I work out everywhere in Dallas. From playing sports, to spin classes, yoga, or hitting weights at the gym, my freezer is stocked with pickle ice and I love grabbing after a workout. I can literally sit there and consume three popsicles guilt free since there are no calories or sugar. Finally! An option for the salty/sour aficionados!
What do you think about pickle juice popsicles? Would you try Pickle Ice? Leave me a comment and let me know.
This post was sponsored by Van Holten’s Pickle Ice, however all opinions are my own.