Jul 6, 2023
Freeze-dried pickles are super tangy and really great for snacking. They’re not easy to come by, though and are usually out of stock. We’ll tell you where you can buy freeze-dried pickles, what to expect from them, and how to freeze-dry your own!
If you’re after convenience and the option to choose, online purchase is always the best way. Here are a few places you can buy freeze-dried pickles you can choose from.
These are salty, tangy pickles that have that satisfying crunch. They’re sliced thinly, so you can have them for snacking. Or you can rehydrate them in just minutes and add them to your favorite hamburgers or sandwiches.
A 0.7 oz bag will cost you $10.00. Sadly there’s no shot of the ingredient list. If you’re on a strict keto diet, it would be good to know if they added sugar or how much carbs each bag has. They did say, though, that they’ll never include any sugar, oils, or additives unless stated otherwise.
“If you love salty things, these are for you!”
That’s what you’ll first see in the description because freeze-drying intensifies the flavor of pickles. This may be a bit salty compared to others because it’s their selling point. Unfortunately, we can’t find reviews about this, but maybe it’s worth taking a chance on.
You can order two sizes of freeze-dried pickles here at Alamo Outdoor World. The small bag is worth $6.00, while the medium one costs $12.00. You might have to wait a while, though. The company said it might take 5 days to ship.
If you want whole freeze-dried pickles instead of chips, you can buy this one. You just need to rehydrate it to 3 parts of water and 1 part pickle. Then, gently stir and let it rest for 15 minutes. Remember to refrigerate unused ones for future use.
A bag of freeze-dried petite dill pickles will cost you $12.99. You can pay using a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. You can also pay upon pickup if you prefer. If you don’t want to go to their pickup location in Rogers, AR, you can have it delivered via USPS, FedEx, and UPS.
Freeze Dried Bites freeze-dried dill pickle chips are thicker than other freeze-dried pickles in the market. They’re light, crispy, and packed with dill flavor. You can use them in your sandwiches or salads or powder them to add a tangy flavor to popcorn.
It’s so good that it was out of stock when we published this blog. Most of the items they offer, in fact, are also out of stock, so there’s no telling when these will become available.
These are also thick like Freeze Dried Bites and are hand-made. Ingredients say “pickles” only, meaning there are no additives or preservatives in the product.
The reviews are also good. Shipping is fast, and there are a lot of good seller reviews. This shop clearly knows what it’s doing and can deliver what customers want.
An ounce of freeze-dried vegetable costs $9.99, which is slightly cheaper than Knotty Bison.
If you can’t buy freeze-dried pickles because they’re out of stock, you can easily make one!
For whole pickles, you have to trim off the stems and cut them in half. If you prefer pickle chips, slice them to your preferred thickness.
It’s best to freeze dry pickles with their pickling juice, so pre-freezing your batch is good. Pre-freezing in their pickling juice prevents watering down the pickle flavor when rehydrating. You can pre-measure the vegetable before freezing so you’ll know how much water to use for reconstituting. You can also include the other pickling ingredients for better flavor later.
To freeze dry your pickles:
It takes about 26-32 hours to freeze dry pickles, depending on how much water they have.
You know they’re done when they’re nice and crunchy. If you got soft, cool, and bendy pickles, put the trays back for 2-3 hours of extra dry time.
Properly stored and freeze-dried, your condiment can last for 25 years or longer. Mylar bags are great for long-term storage, and you can take them anywhere almost. They don’t take up too much space and are lightweight. Mason jars work best if you eat the pickles every now and then.
Just remember to put oxygen absorbers to prevent oxidation during storage. About 1-2 of the 300cc packs are good for every gallon size of your container. Storage temp should also be lower than 72°F (22 °C).
Freeze-dried pickle slices are easy to rehydrate, although you can snack on them as-is. Just add enough water to pool at the bottom of your bowl and stir the chips to distribute the water evenly.
For whole or halved pickles, it would take 4 hours to overnight in the fridge to rehydrate. You may have to add a tablespoon or two, if not more, vinegar during reconstituting. Ironically, for this, the flavor kind of mellows down a bit instead of intensifying.
Will you eat freeze-dried pickles for snacking or to enhance the flavor of your meals? Let us know in the comment section!
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