A Bouquet of Pickles Is What Every Pregnant Woman Is Dreaming of This Valentine's Day

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By Stephanie Grassullo, Associate Editor
Updated February 1, 2019
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This is the true way to an expectant mama’s heart.

Why gift someone a standard floral arrangement when you can make them a true (and edible) work of art: a bouquet of pickles!

The brainchild comes from Boston-based Grillo’s Pickles, whose founder chatted with TODAY about unique ways to gift pickles to loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

“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,” Travis Grillo tells TODAY.

The inspiration behind the bouquet comes from Grillo’s old, Italian family recipe: cucumbers, salt, dill, garlic, water, grape leaves and vinegar. The company doesn’t actually the tasty arrangement, but it’s encouraging pickle-lovers to DIY at home.

Not sure how? Grillo’s Pickles offers the following instructions:

  • Wrap floral tissue around the bottom of foam cylinder
  • Place foam cylinder and tissue in Grillo’s Pickles container or vase
  • Skewer a variety of pickles and extras and set aside
  • Arrange skewers in foam at varying heights and garnish with fresh dill or artificial greenery
  • Place finished bouquet in cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon
  • Share with your sweetie!

Grillo’s is challenging lovers to share their own creations on social media and tag the company @GrillosPickles.

If you’re really craving pickles, skip the fancy romantic dinner and chow down on a savory pickle pizza instead. This New York pickle-inspired pizzeria has the right idea.

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