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18 Reasons Pickles Are The Perfect Food

Got a craving? Chili’s house-made garlic dill pickles are hand seasoned then soaked in brine for two hours. So... get moving.

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1. They're made by the power of the sun!

Most pickles are fermented in open vats in the sun to prevent yeast and mold from growing.
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Most pickles are fermented in open vats in the sun to prevent yeast and mold from growing.

2. They can be super sweet...

Sweet pickles have sugar added to the vat to make them sweet (go figure). They come in four varieties: bread & butter, candied, no-salt sweet, and sweet/hot.
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Sweet pickles have sugar added to the vat to make them sweet (go figure). They come in four varieties: bread & butter, candied, no-salt sweet, and sweet/hot.

3. ...or sour, or dill...

Sour pickles are made without sugar. Dill pickles are made with dill herbs and are the most popular pickle in the States!
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Sour pickles are made without sugar. Dill pickles are made with dill herbs and are the most popular pickle in the States!

4. ...or fried!

Pickle chips revolutionize everything you think you know about chips.
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Pickle chips revolutionize everything you think you know about chips.

5. They can be bite sized...

The smallest pickles are called "midgets."
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The smallest pickles are called "midgets."

6. ...or giant!

The largest pickles are almost two inches in diameter.
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The largest pickles are almost two inches in diameter.

7. And sliced or speared!

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8. The pickle jar is a thing of pure beauty.

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9. They fit in perfectly everywhere.

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You can add pickle juice to your martini and completely change the game.

10. They're great on hot dogs...

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11. ...with pork...

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12. ...on cupcakes...

These are made with sweet pickle relish and vanilla soy kreme.
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These are made with sweet pickle relish and vanilla soy kreme.

13. ...and on pizza, of course. >:]

The 3 Ps: Pastrami Pickle Pizza.
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The 3 Ps: Pastrami Pickle Pizza.

14. You can use them as a glass.

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15. They are the most festive of all pickled treats.

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Some people hide pickle ornaments in their Christmas tree and invite guests to try and find it. The person who spots the pickle gets an extra pickle present.

16. They're always there for you.

This pickle accepts friendly hugs/kisses apparently.
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This pickle accepts friendly hugs/kisses apparently.

17. Your sandwich would just look sad without its little green friend.

It's the best part of the meal.
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It's the best part of the meal.

18. Because everyone needs a pickle.

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An average American can eat up to 8.5 lb of pickles a year!

You can't beat the perfection of Chili's house-made garlic dill pickles.

Don't be shy. Come crunch into perfection!
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Don't be shy. Come crunch into perfection!