Trader Joe’s has been experimenting with pickling a variety of foods, including popcorn, chips, hummus, mustard, jalapeños, and of course, cucumbers. However, the company was still searching for new items to pickle, and after considering various options like peaches, peas, potatoes, pistachios, prunes, pollock, Pad Thai, pretzels, peppermints, and pudding, none proved to be praiseworthy.
That’s when the company turned its attention to hot dogs. Wait: pickled hot dogs? Are we reading correctly? Yes, we are. With persnickety pleasure, the team put the Mini Uncured Beef Franks through their paces. The hot dogs were infused with dill-pickle flavor, using popular brining ingredients such as sea salt, sugar, onion, garlic, vinegar, and dill weed. The pickle-flavored hot dogs were then coated in a mixture of batter and breadcrumbs seasoned with more pickley ingredients. This is the new bet by Trader Joe’s, and they’re winning big time.
Trader Joe’s Launched the Quintessence of Pickled Food
The resulting snack is called Trader Joe’s Perfectly Pickled Pups, which are savory, couple-bite-sized treats that are crispy on the outside, tender and beefy on the inside, and perspicuously pickle-flavored. The California-based retailer is proud to offer this new product, which has already passed their production probes and panel tests.
It’s interesting to note that the format of Trader Joe’s Perfectly Pickled Pups follows that of their successful Parmesan Pastry Pups. However, the use of a pickling process adds a new layer of flavor to this snack.
These Perfectly Pickled Pups are easy to enjoy. Simply, pop them in an air fryer or conventional oven, and you’ll have a bite-sized treat that will certainly surprise your friends and family.
Trader Joe’s Perfectly Pickled Pups Are Selling Fast
They pair excellently with a cold beverage and go perfectly with any charcuterie board, or even a cheese platter. The level of crunch and pickle flavor is just right, and costumers would definitely recommend them.
“It’s like you’re eating a mustard and relish hot dog. Dip them in ketchup if that’s a condiment you like on your hot dog, [but] if not, then they are perfect as is!” raved a user on Reddit, and many other Redditors agreed.
Try them with Dijon or honey mustard, spicy or BBQ sauce, pico de gallo, chimichurri, ranch dressing, or just mayo and ketchup.
And if you feel like having a hot dog, well, this is a new way to try it: put this Perfectly Pickled Pups by TJ’s in the middle of a bread bun and get surprised by a new texture, flavor, and sensations.