Edible bouquets are all the rage and a lot easier on the pocket than flowers, don't you think? And these yummy pickle bouquets are even more useful and can satisfy your palate in the process.
Chocolates and a bottle of wine as a gift? Boring! Flower bouquets are also too passe. Go the sour route, and make yourself or your loved ones something totally unique instead: say hello to pickle bouquets! Edible bouquets are all the rage and a lot easier on the pocket than flowers, don't you think? And at least these gifts are a lot more useful and can satisfy your palate in the process. And it's so easy to make one on your own!
The idea was put forth by a pickle company by the name of Grillo's Pickles. Starting from a small pickle stall in Boston, now they're available in all grocery stores. Grillo's founder and CEO, Travis Grillo, told TODAY, "Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative. Grillo’s Hot Italian Dill pickles make it easy for consumers to spice things up with their hottie, while the brand’s Bread & Butter pickles offer a low-cal treat for sweeties nationwide."
The best part is that you can create and customize your own pickle bouquet. According to the website, all you need are "Dill Spears, Hot Spears, Whole Dills, Dill Chips, Bread & Butter Chips, Hot Chips, or Half Sour." Apart from these, you will also need some "wooden skewers."
To make it extra pretty get a vase and some ribbons to deck up your bouquet. The instructions read: 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 (or delicious) extras, from fresh herbs to colorful peppers." And voila! Your tangy gift is ready to go! For your last step, the company even asked the pickle bouquet artists to share pictures of their custom made creations.
If anyone needs a last minute gift idea for me, a pickle bouquet will do. pic.twitter.com/TDV27dyPJ2— Penny Zang (@Penny_Zang) December 24, 2019
The inspiration for the bouquet comes from the traditional, 100-year-old Italian family recipe the company still uses today. This includes cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves and vinegar. "We know there are a lot of pickle lovers out there that would love nothing more than to get a Valentine’s Day gift loaded with their favorite snack," Grillo added.
We think the tangy edible arrangement would make for a great Valentine's Day gift too! And if you're looking for tasty bouquets with different ingredients how about pizza bouquets, cotton candy bouquets, bacon bouquets, to just name a few? Let your creativity know no limits!