Excuse Me While I Throw Up: Sonic Is Selling Pickle Juice Slushies
Just when you thought folks couldn’t come up with anymore crazy food combinations, Sonic says, “hold my beer.”
The popular fast food joint that has been bestowing upon the world such recent gems as 50 cent corndogs (in honor of national corn day, of course) and 99 cent chilli cheese tater tots and fries has slipped and bumped their damn heads.
Food & Wine is reporting that Sonic will start selling a pickle juice flavored slushy beginning in June.
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This June, Sonic will unveil a pickle juice snow cone slush, according to Sonic representatives. And the drink is exactly what it sounds like: a sweet slush flavored with pickle juice. As could be expected, the beverage is bright green—in a way no brine of pickles ever has been—but this is Sonic, so everything should be a little fluorescent and playful.
We tasted the drink at Sonic’s headquarters in Oklahoma City, and it’s surprisingly delicious (and makes a good accompaniment to burgers and/or tots and/or corn dogs.) Sweet and tangy, the bright brine compensates for the over-savoriness you might have been worried about. You won’t understand why, but you’ll keep going back for more sips, likely until it’s all gone. Our only gripe is that the slush is a bit too sweet, as if overcorrecting for the acidity, but maybe this is what has to happen for America to acclimate to—and embrace—pickle-flavored soft drink.
As a member of the Sonic team tells Food & Wine, you can add the syrup to anything, once it’s officially rolled out. No one can stop you for asking for a squirt of pickle juice in your shake, or on your burger, or on whatever your sick heart desires. (One of Sonic’s best features is offering customers the ability to customize beverage and menu items.) Though the Sonic rep makes sure to point out, she can’t control what they’ll charge you for that extra pickle squirt on your sundae—it’s up to each individual franchise. Fair.
Can you say… EWW?! Pickles are meant for burgers and sub sandwiches, Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches (I always get extra), salads and sometimes fresh out of the jar, if you’re feeling froggy.
But pickle juice syrup on a sundae or pickle juice in a slushie just sounds ungodly.
I’m sorry, but, NOPE. I’ll pass.