From Dill-Flavored Chapsticks to Culinary Culture Shocks

 - Apr 30, 2012
Judging from this top list of peculiar pickled innovations, you'll be surprised at how versatile vinegary preserved goods really are.

For instance, Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has taken her love for pickles to reality TV, as her obsession is an ongoing joke with bloggers, her roommates and, well, herself. Another seemingly weird one is the blog Rawdorable's peanut butter pickle cupcakes, which are actually tastier than the title lets on.

A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with sour cucumbers, but no matter your poison, you'll be blown away by these oddities. Not all of these innovations are edible, however. From dill-flavored chapstick to fast-food footwear and video games featuring flying pickles (branded by the aforementioned Snooki's, of course), you can get your fix without the high sodium content.