What You Need To Know About TikTok's Taco Pickle Trend

There are a ton of interesting TikTok trends, especially for those who love food and enjoy incorporating unusual ingredients in their recipes. From boozy pineapples to amazing TikTok menu hacks, the number of viral food trends out there is enough to keep even those who aren't even hungry coming back to the app to watch, and its foodie users eager to serve their followers more content.  

Now, TikTok has combined pickles — which are seeing a total moment, lately, as a result of the viral ranch pickle trend – with taco seasoning. 

How did this come to be? Well, it is actually a new spin on The Kitchn's dill pickle chicken recipe. TikTok user @Cookiterica decided to add a little spice to her own variation by putting taco seasoning in a jar of pickle juice to see if it was good enough to marinate chicken in it. While she admitted she's not a huge fan of the taco-seasoned pickles, she thought the juice would actually taste great on chicken. But, it seems that not everyone agrees with @Cookiterica in that taco pickles, themselves, aren't tasty. Her own guest on the video can be heard saying that the taco pickles "hit differently" after the second bite.  

How do you make the pickle and taco combo?

If you're not sure how to make this new weird food combo, user @Kathleen.Marie97 demonstrates her pickle technique in a TikTok video

"I'm very skeptical on this one," she says while loading her pickles in a jar, "but I've seen a lot of people do it and a lot of people like it."

She adds an entire packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning to the pickles and juice. After adding the seasoning, @Kathleen.Marie97 puts the lid back on and shakes it to ensure the contents of the jar are mixed all the way through with the seasoning. Then, to get everything good and marinated, she leaves it in the fridge for 24 hours. After removing it from the fridge and tasting it, @Kathleen.Marie97 gives it her seal of approval, saying, it's "very good." 

But taco seasoning isn't the only interesting ingredient to combine with pickles, according to Taste of Home, which recommends Kool-Aid pickles as a sweet and tangy variation on the TikTok trend. The fever pitch around pickles has inspired several other recipes and viral videos on TikTok, too. Just explore the #tacopickles hashtag on the app, and you can see all the different alternatives and taste-testing videos. So, whatever pickle dish you love, grab yourself a jar and get to experimenting.