Van Holten's Pickle Products Review & Giveaway

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At Van Holten's, they have been making quality pickle products since 1898 and are the world's number one producer of individually wrapped pickles. Locally grown and produced in Wisconsin, their varieties of mouth-watering pickles include: dill, kosher, hot and sour. Unlike most quick snacks, their individually wrapped pickles are the perfect junk food alternative with no calories, no carbs, no cholesterol, gluten-free and absolutely no fat. This is one of the reasons I am in love with the pickle-in-a-pouch. Being cautious of my snacking and trying to count calories it's super tough to find snacks that are filling and delicious without being loaded with calories..... it is a major challenge. If I grab a Van Holten's pickle I know it will satisfy my hungry without adding any calories. It's like a miracle in a pouch.
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Van Holten's has a pickle-in-a-pouch for everyone. They have a variety so if you are like me and like a regular pickle with less spice you can eat a Big Papa, a "Portly" pickle that's full of hearty dill flavor or a Dill Pickle the perfect choice for proud pickle purists!  If you are the type who loves a lot of spice in your life you can choose to eat A Hot Mama or A Hot Pickle that will turn up the heat without burning the house down. Not only can you buy these individually at most stores, delis and gas stations but you can also order them by the case directly from Van Holten's website.
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I think the Van Holten's Big Papa Dill Pickle 30 Count Barrel is really cool for parties or even team moms to bring as a snack for after a game. It is same great Big Papa Pickle but in a barrel with a lid and a handle. Serving bags are already attached to the barrel for your no mess convenience. So each little athlete can grab a pickle, pop it in a pouch and enjoy a delicious no calorie, no fat and gluten free snack. 

I was really excited when I received my packages from Van Holten's. They sent me the most amazing variety pack of products to taste and review. I was surprised to learn that they even sell two varieties of popcorn. I LOVE POPCORN!!!!

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The Bacon Cheddar popcorn has an intense flavor punch that is a combination of smoky bacon with the rich Wisconsin Cheddar flavor to give you a very unique popcorn. It's Chedda-licious! It is FANTASTIC!!!
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I was very curious about the Big Papa Dill Pickle popcorn. It was one of those things that make you go hmmmmm?! LOL I found myself digging into it first thing. I had to try it and truly the more I ate the more I enjoyed it. The first bite was interesting in a good way. It truly taste like dill pickle popcorn but not crazy overwhelming. It is perfect if you are craving pickle/salty and I love a perfectly salted tasting snack. If you are a pickle fanatic then this is a must have. If you know a pickle fanatic then this is thee perfect gift. Give this popcorn a try, it could be your favorite snack.
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With spring upon us and summer right around the corner I suggest you stock your freezer with Van Holten's Pickle-Ice pops. This is a super fun and healthy cold treat for both kids and adults. 

Simply put, it’s the same brine in their pickles but with additional electrolytes added. It’s a refreshing treat on a hot day, and an athletic supplement that helps rehydrate and prevent cramps. This is a lifesaver for spring and summer workouts without the sugar that is included in your typical sports drinks.

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Pickle-Ice is electrolyte enhanced and you can purchase it from Van Holten's in a 48 count display case or an 8 count retail bag (6 bags per case). These portable 2oz pops have an 18 month shelf life. Pickle-Ice aids in keeping your body hydrated, balanced, and performing at peak levels. Essential minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium can be lost during intense workouts leading to muscle cramps and dehydration. Pickle-Ice helps replace these minerals and promotes a balanced body. I know some kids that just LOVE pickle juice and this icy snack is right up their alley.

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Van Holten's has such an amazing selection of pickle products. Make sure you check out everything they have to offer on their website. They even have flip flops, lip balm and t-shirts. You can order directly from them here > http://www.vanholtenpickles.com/buy_stuff.html 
or you can grab something delicious from them at your local stores.

Thanks to the amazing, sweet and zesty people at Van Holten's Simple Side of Life readers can enter to win a variety basket. One lucky winner will get a delicious prize so good luck and don't forget to tweet daily for extra entries :)