Food & Recipes

You Can Now Buy Brussels Sprouts Pickles

Would you give these a try?!

Plain old pickles are great, but a new twist on them might just pique your interest. They’re called Shpickles, and they’re made by a company that pickles any vegetable that isn’t cucumbers, which are what traditional pickles are typically made of.

Brooklyn Whatever, a family business in New York that sells specialty foods, offers Shpickles in the following varieties: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower and beets, jalapeno peppers, okra, watermelon rind, string beans and tiny beets.

So, what do pickled Brussels sprouts taste like? A reporter at Delish tried them and reported that “They keep their crunch and become pickle bombs of funky flavor.” She also said that spice-wise, Brooklyn Whatever gives their Brussels sprouts a “Mediterranean twist” by pickling them with whole garlic cloves, oregano and red pepper flakes.

Brooklyn Whatever

“We think of pickled cucumbers as ‘pickles’ but pickling is a process, not a cucumber!” reads Brooklyn Whatever’s website. “So hence the Shpickle! We at Brooklyn Whatever pickle all kinds of vegetables, but NO cucumbers and NO dill!” No dill means it really isn’t going to taste like a traditional pickle.

If it seems like everyone has gone pickle crazy — from pickle split ice cream sundaes to giant boxes of pickle snack pouches — it might be because pickling veggies isn’t just a tasty way to eat them. Pickled veggies can also be healthy. There are different ways to make pickles, but the pickles that are fermented contain beneficial bacteria that could aid digestion.

Have you decided that you really need to try Shpickles Brussels sprouts yourself? They come in pint-sized jars and are priced at $10 each, and you must purchase a minimum of three jars to order online.

Brooklyn Whatever

Their products are available at stores throughout New York City as well as on Long Island and in a number of other states, including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. You can use their store locator to find out where you can snag some Shpickles near you.

Would you try pickled Brussels sprouts, broccoli or other vegetables?