Last updated date: March 20, 2020

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Overall Take

One tub of CHOCOLATE STORYBOOK Pickle Cotton Candy has only 140 calories, making it a great guilt-free snack. This is one of many flavors offered by Chocolate Storybook, a company that has specialized in flavored cotton candy since 1986. You'll get 1.2 ounces of hand-spun cotton candy that tastes more like pickles than many competing products. In our analysis of 4 expert reviews, the CHOCOLATE STORYBOOK CHOCOLATE STORYBOOK Pickle Cotton Candy placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 20, 2020:
Checkout The Best Pickle Candy for a detailed review of all the top pickle candies.

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The original pickle cotton candy

Overall Product Rankings

Archie McPhee Pickle Candy in Tin
1. Archie McPhee Pickle Candy in Tin
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
Archie McPhee Pickle Candy Canes
2. Archie McPhee Pickle Candy Canes
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
Pickle Addicts Pickle Candy Sampler Gift Pack
3. Pickle Addicts Pickle Candy Sampler Gift Pack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
Accoutrements Dill Pickle Flavored Mints
4. Accoutrements Dill Pickle Flavored Mints
Overall Score: 6.2
Expert Reviews: 1
5. CHOCOLATE STORYBOOK Pickle Cotton Candy
Overall Score: 5.6
Expert Reviews: 0

An Overview On Pickle Candies

Pickles may not be for everyone, but like bacon, those who love them are passionate. So passionate, in fact, that manufacturers have found a market for pickle-flavored products like mints, hard candy, lollipops, candy canes and cotton candy. Many were initially introduced to pickle-flavored candy through candy canes, in fact, as the festive green-and-white colors make them a great holiday gift.

But even if you aren’t a pickle enthusiast, someone on your gift list probably is. That makes pickle-flavored candy a great gag gift or stocking stuffer. Some candies taste more like pickles than others, though, with many reinventing the concept by providing a sweetened version of pickles.

Obviously, the candy won’t freshen your breath. Quite the opposite. That can be deceptive, especially if you’re buying one of the mint options. They even come in mint tins, similar to what you get with Altoids. The tin concept lets you easily carry it in your purse, bag or pocket, or give it as a gift if you choose.

If you haven’t tried pickle candy before, you may want to start out slowly, purchasing a smaller quantity to see if you like it. You may prefer your pickle flavor in cotton candy or candy canes instead of hard candies, for instance. Some find certain versions much more palatable than others.

DWYM Fun Fact

If you like pickles, you’re in good company. The food is mentioned in the Bible, and Cleopatra is said to have eaten them to stay beautiful. In fact, throughout history, many people have believed pickles are the key to good health, helping maintain the body’s natural balance. Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas Jefferson, Fran Drescher and Ed Koch also reportedly love pickles. Some people take a unique twist on the snack, including Elvis Presley, who had a fondness for fried pickles. He wasn’t the only one who liked to shake things up. In parts of Mississippi, people soak pickles in Kool-Aid to give them a unique flavor.

If you can’t decide whether pickles, made from cucumbers, are a fruit or vegetable, you aren’t alone. In fact, it took a Supreme Court ruling to decide that they are a fruit.

The Pickle Candy Buying Guide

  • When it comes to pickle flavoring, less can be more. It can help to go into it with the expectation that you’ll be enjoying a subtle pickle flavor rather than expecting the experience to be similar to removing a pickle straight from a jar.
  • Once you’ve found an option you like, consider buying in multipacks to save money.
  • Pay close attention to quantities before you order. You’ll find candy canes come in small quantities but multiple packs, for instance.
  • If you’re looking for kosher or gluten-free options, you’ll need to look for a candy designed for special diets.
  • Although pickle-flavored candy can last a while, if you aren’t going to be eating it soon, store it in a cool, dry place away from light to keep it fresh as long as possible.
  • In addition to gag gifts and stocking stuffers, pickle-flavored candy can make great party favors. This is especially true of pickle-flavored cotton candy.
  • Companies that manufacturer pickle-flavored items often have other flavors available, so look around to see what other unique tastes you can try.
  • Some pickle-flavored candies come in a tin that makes them portable. Still others are individually wrapped. That gives you the option to ensure you always have some of your favorite treats on hand, whether you’re at the office or traveling.