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peppermint pickle?

Okay - i am really just trying to settle a debate here. My girlfriend insists that it was perfectly normal for her to have pickles with peppermint sticks shoved inside of them when she was young. She's from Chicago, so I don't know if this is normal.

It sounds disgusting. She also has a habit of not remembering things quite right.

Any thoughts? Is this normal anywhere? Does this sound vaguely like anything anyone would ever want to eat?

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  1. I read this and just had to google it - it was to gross to be real. It seems they do exist - who would have thought! From what I read online they seem to be an African American recipe (many of the articles that came up referenced Black History month).

    Try your own search - you may be able to find a recipe. I also came across another food chat board that referenced peppermint pickles, so you're not the only non-beliver, as it were.

    1. Yes it's so.Pickles and Pepermint make a great pair.Actually I was looking for them or a recipe,and found this forum. It was a fond childhood memory that got me searching for them.

      1. We used to put a peppermint stick in an orange, and suck out the juice. Ah what memories. but no pickles and mints...

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          1. Yes your friend is correct. I was just telling my wife about that...she is from southbend and I was telling her about my memories as a kid in chicago. I was raised on the southside in the "wild 100's" (Roseland to be proper)!

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            1. re: djlahawk

              I'm from the Wild 100's too.:-) Went to Fenger Class of 98. I remember those pickles with the pepp mint stick in the center. I tasted it to find out what the appeal was, but found it to be not good or bad.:-)