The best day of the year has nearly arrived! No, it's not the day you get your tax refund. It's Valentine's Day! Wait, do you mean to tell me that you actually don't LIKE this blessed holiday? I kid, I kid. I get that most people dread this time of year. And I can't say that I really blame them. It is, after all, pretty much just a made-up commercialized holiday meant to stress out people in relationships and shame the people who aren't. (If you're single and want to do something awesomely petty, you can name a cockroach after your ex this February 14th. Just FYI.)
If your significant other isn't really into the whole pink and red, flowers and chocolates, naked babies shooting heart-shaped arrows at people thing, it can be hard to come up with the perfect way to show your unending love for them. Until now, that is. V-Day just got a whole lot more delicious, thanks to a pickle distributor in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hey, lovebirds! Guess what day is just around the corner!
Even if you're currently in a meaningful and fulfilling relationship, V-Day can be a pretty big drag.
So, what are your options?
But what about if your beloved isn't into roses?
What about if your sweetie prefers something a bit more sweet?
Another common dilemma: Your significant other HATES all the boring, been-there-done-that Valentine's Day gifts and requires something much more extra.
What's that? Your significant other prefers savory over sweet? You're in luck!
Okay, okay. So your partner doesn't want something so messy. I've gotta say, we're really running out of options here...
Well, you're in luck!
I present to you: The Pickle Bouquet.Grillo's Pickles crafted this beautiful creation as an alternative to all those tacky and sugar-loaded flower-and-chocolate gifts that are a V-Day staple. The owner of the company talked to Today.com about how the Pickle Bouquet came to be.
“Not only is a pickle bouquet more beautiful than a dozen red roses, and healthier than a standard box of chocolate, it’s also far more creative," said Grillo’s founder and CEO Travis Grillo.“Grillo’s Hot Italian Dill pickles make it easy for consumers to spice things up with their hottie, while the brand’s Bread & Butter pickles offer a low-cal treat for sweeties nationwide." Wow!
The bouquet was inspired by the very recipe they use to make their brine, which just so happens to be 100 years old.
It includes cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves and vinegar, which is why the bouquet is loaded with fresh garlic cloves.
So if your honey wants a fragrant bouquet this Valentine's Day, they're GETTING fragrant bouquet.
Grillo's clearly knows their customer base pretty well at this point.said Grillo.
Not surprisingly, pickle fans are going pretty nuts about this idea.
#Valentines is a #bigdill! Feeling crafty @mammaloves ? https://t.co/1JLk1QzyF0— Erica Moulton (@Erica Moulton)1548953296.0
This person had an extreme yet totally relatable reaction to this historic news.
https://t.co/gejS66NMEr IF I DO NOT RECEIVE ONE OF THESE I WILL BE LIVID. I WILL RIOT.— lil boozy (@lil boozy)1548958423.0
In fact, I dare say that pickle bouquets should replace all flower bouquets from now on.
i dont accept bouquets unless if theyre pickle bouquets— misanthrope (@misanthrope)1431275306.0
Here are some of the many reasons why pickle bouquets are far superior to normal bouquets:
If anyone wants to send this to me I will very willingly accept https://t.co/xhYBlJC5H0— natalie (@natalie)1548960748.0
- Pickles taste much better than flowers.
- Flowers wilt WAY faster than pickles do.
- A high-salt diet is good for you. (This information has not been proven by the FDA.)
Some people, however, were less than thrilled with this idea.
@TODAYshow https://t.co/NhaxCfirgh— Silvia (@Silvia)1548892261.0