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Weird Wednesday: Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds

At the risk of potentially alienating a portion of my readership (all 5 of you) let me state that I find dill pickle flavored sun flower seeds in no way weird! I simply titled today’s entry as such for the sake of alliteration. In this case, let’s take the word “weird” to mean: odd, peculiar, unexpected. I, myself, have never encountered such a flavor of snack seed and was thrilled at the surprise.

Phew! Dodged that bullet.

Dill pickles. Sunflower seeds. Apart, they are both delicious in their own right. But, are they about to become the new peanut butter and jelly or, better yet, the new butter and everything? If it tastes good together, best not to question. (Just ask Ratu Udre Udre).

Today was an especially busy day at the gas station. There was a line of more than a half dozen dudes (not a spare X chromosome in sight!) so I decided to do some extra poking around. If I hadn’t allowed for this extra time, I would never have looked at the small, green-bagged snack next to the motor oil. I had a bit of a giggle fit at the mere existence of this variety. As I was paying, Bernard helped me again and as I was leaving told me to, “Stay cool”. Bernard, as long as I’m eating the official seed of the MLB, how could I NOT?

The bag itself is a lovely pickle color, while the seeds peering out from the window (whether it’s for looking in or looking out, I’ll never know) seem the same as always. Nothing seedy about them! Anyway, I open the bag and see if I get a whiff of Vlassic, but the aroma is the same, save for a small twinge of vinegar. I pop a single seed into my mouth and momentarily lapse into sodium shock. But immediately after comes the pickle flavor. I keep it in my mouth, sucking on the seed to extract every bit of that delicious flavor I know so well but have never experienced on a dry food.

All in all, dill pickle sunflower seeds are a nice alternative and do, in fact, taste good. The PB&J Law knows no exceptions.

Eater beware: Enjoying the salty seasoning for a whole bag is 168% of your daily sodium allowance. Just in case you weren’t paying attention, I will reiterate this in the chart below.

Nutrition Info (per container)

Calories 360, 18% DV
Total Fat 30g, 48% DV
Sodium (with seasoning) 4,040mg, 168% DV

*These calculations are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, which is indulgent and wholly unrealistic.

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2 comments on “Weird Wednesday: Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds

  1. As a champion seeder, I fully support the Dill Pickle flavor.
    Also, we nominated you! http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/

  2. […] an uber-American wave rush over me like the waves crashing on Plymouth Rock. In my sight line are Frito Lay Sunflower Seeds: Official Seed of MLB. Wowsers! But seeds are universal. What could make this more American? My […]

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