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May 8, 2017 - You Can Now Buy Pickle Popsicles


by Candace Braun Davison at delish


Pickle soup, pickle soda, pickle sushi — if you’re wondering whether the internet has reached peak pickle, the answer is a resounding N-O. At least not until Starbucks releases a limited-time Pickle Frappuccino, a la the unicorn everything fad.


Van Holten’s, makers of Pickle-In-A-Pouch and Pickleback Brine (you know, in case you’re not MacGuyver-y enough to carve and serve your shots out of actual pickles), also sell Pickle Ices — AKA frozen tubes of electrolyte-enhanced pickle juice. They’re like Otter Pops for brine fanatics.


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March 16, 2017 - Windy City LIVE in Chicago

Chicago Tribune reporter, Louisa Chu, stopped by Windy City LIVE to chat about her colleague and fellow Chicago Tribune reporter, Nick Kindelsperger, recently discovered the South Side peppermint stick and pickle snack.The Van Holten's products are featured roughly at the 3:50 mark of the video.

 

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Peppermint Pickle

 

 

March 13, 2017 - What's the Story? Exploring the peppermint stick and pickle snack from the South Side

When David Pierini moved from Chicago to Minneapolis, he left with one burning question about our local food scene. "I am told that longtime South Siders enjoy eating a pickle with a peppermint stick inside. I would love to know how this got started," the former Chicagoan wrote, with hopes that we'd investigate the topic in our new reader-driven series, "What's the Story?"

 

We'll get to the second part of his question soon, but first: Pierini is right. Some people on the South Side make a snack out of pushing a peppermint stick into a pickle and biting straight in. I wouldn't exactly call it a widespread phenomenon, but in neighborhoods with large populations of African-Americans, the snack is semi-popular.

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Boys & Girls Club Camp with Gilbert Brown and Al Toon

 

Boys & Girls Club Football Camp

 

Boys & Girls Club Kids With Van Holten's

July 19, 2016 - A Snack that Gives Back: Van Holten’s Announces Long Term Support for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Van Holten’s, famous for their Pickle-in-a-Pouch and Pickle-Ice products, is proud to announce a long-term partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

“Boys & Girls Clubs fill an important need in many communities where our customers live and work,” said Steve Byrnes, Van Holten’s President. “We are proud to support them and help open the doors to a great future for kids across the country.”

All of Van Holten’s Pickle-In-A-Pouch and new Pickle-Ice products will feature Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s logo to further increase awareness and recognition of clubs nationwide. Products are distributed in all 50 states and Canada, and can be found at convenience stores, grocery stores, concession stands, online and many other retail outlets.

The partnership was officially announced at the 2016 Gilbert Brown Football Camp, a free, three-day program hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Wisconsin, where area kids learned football fundamentals from professional players. In addition to Gilbert Brown, several former Badger football players—some who went on to play in the NFL—were in attendance, including Al Toon, Brandon Williams and Jeff Mack.

“The type of long-term support that Van Holten’s has committed to makes a big difference for Boys & Girls Clubs like ours,” said Michael Johnson, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. “Knowing we can count on their support year after year gives us a solid base on which to plan and build our programming.”

Boys & Girls Clubs are safe havens where youth are empowered to excel in school, become good citizens, and lead healthy, productive lives. With programs on character and leadership, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness, recreation and more, Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.

 

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Pickle-Ice

October 12, 2015 - Refresh & Rehydrate with Pickle-Ice

Van Holten’s has taken the pickle out of the pouch, but left the juice. Pickle-Ice is a two-ounce freeze pop made with Van Holten’s pickle juice and enhanced with electrolytes. This bold refresher can be consumed frozen or un-frozen and is a sugar free alternative to sports drinks.

 

“Pickle-Ice is real Van Holten’s pickle brine with added electrolytes to quench your thirst”, stated Eric Girard, Van Holten’s VP of Sales and Marketing.  “Athletes have praised the electrolyte benefits of pickle juice for years and now it’s easy to get a refreshing boost anytime”, added Girard. 

 

Pickle-Ice will be the first Van Holten’s product to highlight their partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America and features the charity’s well known logo on its packaging. Beginning in 2015 Van Holten’s has committed $190,000 over the next 5 years to support Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

 

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Pickleback Real Pickle Brine

June 2nd, 2014 - Van Holten's Is Bottling Pickle Juice!

Known for unique products Van Holten’s is doing it again. Pickleback – Real Pickle Brine is a 32 oz. bottle of dill pickle brine for use as a shot chaser or cocktail mixer. “We are using real honest pickle brine” stated Van Holten’s President, Steve Byrnes. “This is the same stuff we've been making for over 100 years using our original recipe”. “We’re just packaging it in a new way to fit the needs of our customers”.

 

 

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February 25, 2014 - As Seen On The BIO Channel
& Food Network Canada

Ever wonder how our pickles are pouched? Van Holten's Pickle-In-A-Pouch was featured on the TV show Food Factory. Food Factory offers a peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone's favorite foods. This clip shows a portion of the feature, which you can now see in its entirety on Food Network Canada and later in 2014 on the BIO channel in the USA.

 

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