8 Reasons to Eat More Pickles September 9, 2016

by Behind the Scenes

Do pickled cucumbers make an appearance at your dinner table? Well, they should. Continue reading to learn why.

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They’re shoved between hamburger patties and buns, hidden behind tall club sandwiches, and buried under piles of potato chips. Needless to say, pickles are rarely the star of the show. However, they’re making a big comeback in The Icon Burger, HelloFresh’s knock-your-socks-off take on the American classic that’ll be in the boxes in two weeks. In homage to these crunchy gems, we’ve put together a list of the top eight reasons you should be eating more pickles. But not just any kind—Oh Snap! to be exact.

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1. They’re individually wrapped, which means you can enjoy them with a meal or alone as a refreshing snack (or both, up to you).

2. They’re made with non-GMO cucumbers.

3. They’re fat-free AND gluten-free. Double whammy.

4. Cleopatra ate pickles because she believed they were one of the things that helped her stay beautiful. Is there strict scientific evidence to support this? Not exactly. But we would take her word for it.

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5. Whereas most pickles are heated to allow for a two year shelf life, Oh Snap! pickles are refrigerated for a cool, crispy, crunchy, and undeniably fresh finish.

6. There’s very little brine to be found. Instead, Oh Snap! drains all the juice before packaging for a much more convenient (and far less messy) pickle eating experience.

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7. Pickles are chock-full of Vitamin K, a nutrient that helps your blood clot after an injury.

8. Oh Snap! pickles are produced by GLK Foods, a family owned and operated business that has been around since 1900. And get this: it’s currently run by the fourth generation of the original founding family. Wowza.

Craving pickles yet? Fortunately, The Icon Burger will be in the boxes in two weeks, so be ready to select it next week!

For a look back into the mouthwatering world of HelloFresh burgers, check out our top ten favorites.

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4 comments

Amber says:

Are your ingredients organic?

Jacqueline says:

The majority of our ingredients are conventionally grown/raised. The focus of HelloFresh is on helping our customers make those first steps towards cooking well-balanced meals at home. While our product is not organic, what we do concentrate on is what produce and protein looks and tastes best. We work with sustainable business partners to ensure high quality, seasonal, and farm-sourced produce is delivered to our customers at peak freshness. All of our suppliers have a wealth of experience, and we feel they really are some of the best.

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to our chefs directly at thekitchen@hellofresh.com or our Dietitian/Nutritionist at nutrition@hellofresh.com

Michelle Cozbey says:

Do you have Paleo friendly recipes/meals

Jordan Schultz says:

Hi Michelle– At the moment, we don’t have any Paleo plans, but we’ll let our chefs know that you’re interested in one.

-Jordan, Community Team

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