Pickle-Stuffed Oreos Are the Dessert You Never Knew You Needed

This is for extreme pickle lovers only.

If there’s something everyone can agree on, it’s that Oreos are the best sandwich cookie. The folks at Oreo have served up plenty of wacky flavors in the past, some tamer, like Apple Pie Oreos, and some a little more intense, like the legendary Wasabi Oreos. But what flavor has Oreos been missing all the time?

Bill Kelly from Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop put a tangy twist on milk’s favorite cookie. Now, you can buy chocolate-covered Oreos packed with pickles.

How Did This Happen?

Bill Kelly, the founder of Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, has done the impossible, combining the classic cocoa crunch of Oreos with the sweet and sour flavor of dill pickles. It’s easy to be put off by the idea, but Kelly is a believer in this unique combination, and he thinks anyone willing to give them a try will be, too.

The Oreos are deconstructed and a thin dill pickle slice is added to the stuffing. Once the cookie is put back together, Kelly dunks the treat in chocolate and serves it up to his loyal customers. While we haven’t tried it ourselves, the description on Grandpa Joe’s website does make the snack sound delectable. Because the slice is cut so thin, the pickle flavor doesn’t overpower the chocolate. Instead, the Oreo gives munchers a hint of dill and all the sweetness they crave.

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The Internet Reacts

If your first instinct was to turn your nose up at these pickle Oreos, you’re not alone. The reactions to this creation are mixed. Some Twitter users were completely disgusted by the idea, while others opened their hearts (and their palates) to this treat.


This Oreo is a different breed for sure, but we’re more intrigued at the thought than appalled. Are you brave enough to try pickle Oreos?

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Where to Get Yours

Sadly, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop only has nine locations throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. If you’re lucky enough to live in those states, make sure you drop by in person to give them a try. As for everyone else, you’ll have to order your batch online. Pickle Oreos don’t come with too hefty of a price tag, and you can snag a 3-pack for $9. You’ll want to include ice with your shipping so your chocolate doesn’t melt off on the way to your doorstep. Can you think of a better way to start the weekend than with a pack of pickle Oreos? We can’t!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.