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Pickle History and Fun Facts

Have You Got a Thing For Pickles?

Get excited: today kicks off International Pickle Week! It's only fair that foodies across the globe pay homage to one of the greatest provisions of all time. After all, here in the United States alone, a pickle can be an appetizer (deep-fried, breaded, and served with ranch dressing), a condiment (as relish on a hot dog), a lunch side (alongside a deli sandwich) or a simple enjoyable snack straight from the jar.

I'm going to test your knowledge of these brined cucumbers and the roles they've played throughout civilization. Will my questions be a snap — or will they leave you in a pickle? Find out when you get started below.

Have You Got a Thing For Pickles?

Anthropologists and archaeologists estimate we've been eating pickles since as early as . . .

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fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
I'm really wondering what Kool-Aid pickles taste like! Has anyone had them?
lauren lauren 5 years
I love them but knew nothing about them! ;)
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
I'm pickle ignorant! As much as I eat them, I know nothing about them, apparently!
lemonfluffable lemonfluffable 5 years
Well, that did not go very well. I am not well versed in pickles apparently. Still, it was fun to learn about them afterwards. :)
shalee55 shalee55 5 years
Oh No I'm Pickle Stupid...
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