May 21, 2017 - Pickle-Ice Video Featured On Delish
by Candace Braun Davison at delish
May 23, 2017 - Pickle-Ice On NBC15 in Madison
MADISON, Wis.(WMTV)---PICKLE-ICE: Local product receives national recognition. It’s a local product for runners and bikers. Doug Rasmussen from Van Holten’s in Waterloo talks about PICKLE-ICE.
May 12, 2017 - Pickle-Ice Video Featured on Thrillist
by Tony Merevick at Thrillist
Although it's only been a few days since the Internet was forced to reckon with the existence of pickle juice soda, it looks like people are already freaking out over a similarly weird and kind of good-sounding way of eating the delicious fermented cucumbers: pickle popsicles. No, really.
As a report by Today.com explains, frozen pickle pops -- or pickle juice, but in the form of a refreshing popsicle -- are poised to hit frozen food sections across the country this summer. The savory frozen treats have been popular among pickle lovers in some southern states for a while now, but thanks to the ongoing pickle juice craze, a Wisconsin-based company called Van Holten's Pickles will start selling its Pickle-Ice push-up pops at Walmart this July. You can already buy them and similar pickle juice popsicle products on Amazon, though, in case you can't wait.
May 8, 2017 - You Can Now Buy Pickle Popsicles
by Candace Braun Davison at delish
Pickle soup, pickle soda, pickle sushi — if you’re wondering whether the internet has reached peak pickle, the answer is a resounding N-O. At least not until Starbucks releases a limited-time Pickle Frappuccino, a la the unicorn everything fad.
Van Holten’s, makers of Pickle-In-A-Pouch and Pickleback Brine (you know, in case you’re not MacGuyver-y enough to carve and serve your shots out of actual pickles), also sell Pickle Ices — AKA frozen tubes of electrolyte-enhanced pickle juice. They’re like Otter Pops for brine fanatics.
Chicago Tribune reporter, Louisa Chu, stopped by Windy City LIVE to chat about her colleague and fellow Chicago Tribune reporter, Nick Kindelsperger, recently discovered the South Side peppermint stick and pickle snack.The Van Holten's products are featured roughly at the 3:50 mark of the video.
When David Pierini moved from Chicago to Minneapolis, he left with one burning question about our local food scene. "I am told that longtime South Siders enjoy eating a pickle with a peppermint stick inside. I would love to know how this got started," the former Chicagoan wrote, with hopes that we'd investigate the topic in our new reader-driven series, "What's the Story?"
We'll get to the second part of his question soon, but first: Pierini is right. Some people on the South Side make a snack out of pushing a peppermint stick into a pickle and biting straight in. I wouldn't exactly call it a widespread phenomenon, but in neighborhoods with large populations of African-Americans, the snack is semi-popular.
Van Holten’s, famous for their Pickle-in-a-Pouch and Pickle-Ice products, is proud to announce a long-term partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
“Boys & Girls Clubs fill an important need in many communities where our customers live and work,” said Steve Byrnes, Van Holten’s President. “We are proud to support them and help open the doors to a great future for kids across the country.”
All of Van Holten’s Pickle-In-A-Pouch and new Pickle-Ice products will feature Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s logo to further increase awareness and recognition of clubs nationwide. Products are distributed in all 50 states and Canada, and can be found at convenience stores, grocery stores, concession stands, online and many other retail outlets.
The partnership was officially announced at the 2016 Gilbert Brown Football Camp, a free, three-day program hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Wisconsin, where area kids learned football fundamentals from professional players. In addition to Gilbert Brown, several former Badger football players—some who went on to play in the NFL—were in attendance, including Al Toon, Brandon Williams and Jeff Mack.
“The type of long-term support that Van Holten’s has committed to makes a big difference for Boys & Girls Clubs like ours,” said Michael Johnson, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. “Knowing we can count on their support year after year gives us a solid base on which to plan and build our programming.”
Boys & Girls Clubs are safe havens where youth are empowered to excel in school, become good citizens, and lead healthy, productive lives. With programs on character and leadership, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness, recreation and more, Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
Ever wonder how our pickles are pouched? Van Holten's Pickle-In-A-Pouch was featured on the TV show Food Factory. Food Factory offers a peek behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful processes that produce everyone's favorite foods. This clip shows a portion of the feature, which you can now see in its entirety on Food Network Canada and later in 2014 on the BIO channel in the USA.