Aldi's Fresh Deli Dill Pickles Simply Taste Different

Do you ever come across something that is so vile that you need someone else's opinion to confirm your thoughts? That's what one Reddit user in the r/aldi thread experienced after trying Aldi's deli pickles. Reddit user, u/gabirox4ever, unfortunately, discovered that refrigerated deli Kosher dill pickles taste terrible, and wrote, "I don't know what to describe the taste as other than radioactive ... I'm just wondering if anyone else has tasted these pickles and thought the same thing ... " Slews of commenters agreed with the sentiment, with one person writing, "It's not you, I bought them with high hopes as well and they were awful." Another person shared that the pickles were mushy and lacked the typical pickle crunch.

While most people simply threw the pickles away, one user came up with a solution that made the pickles more than palatable. The person suggested to re-make the pickles at home by simmering the liquid and adding some pickling spices like peppercorns, jalapenos, and garlic cloves. Fear not though, pickle fans, as Aldi does sell a spicy pickle that customers are loving. The atomic pickles come pre-packaged and have a spicy kick from the addition of red chilis.

What to buy instead

While pickles are great on sandwiches, burgers, or simply on their own as a snack, not everyone wants to crunch down on the veggie. Luckily, Aldi has some pickle-flavored items that can be enjoyed alongside, or in place of some pickle spears. When Aldi introduced its dill pickle-flavored snack packs, fans were thrilled to stock their pantries with the tangy snack. Aldi also sells Pickle De Gallo, which is a riff on traditional pico de gallo, made with pickles, peppers, and onions.

For those wanting something more traditional, Aldi sells a variety of dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, and dill pickle spears. Aldi sells its own private label brand, so don't expect to find popular pickle brands like Claussen or Vlasic. If for some reason you still want to try Aldi's fresh dill pickles, the 32-ounce container sells for around $4.39. If you don't like it, you can simply return it, thanks to Aldi's generous return policy.