Pickle Jar to implement 'dillicious' menu changes
Major updates are heading to the Pickle Jar this summer, says UNCSA Dining Services. After years of dill-igently providing the campus community with sandwiches, soups and salads, the Pickle Jar will be over-hauling the menu to focus on a single signature ingredient: pickles!
That’s right, there will be something for everyone—from pickle smoothies in the morning to a Minnesota Pickle Dog for lunch. Pickle muffins, pickle butter on pickle bread and pickle ice cream (for those with a sweet tooth) will be featured on the revamped menu.
Beloved UNCSA mascot Peter the Pickle served as chief consultant for the menu. “Of course, we thought of the standard foods such as fried pickles and sandwiches with pickles, but we really wanted to think outside of the jar with this project,” said Peter.
Pickle smoothies were a personal invention of Peter’s. “I’m tired of the standard smoothie menu. I wanted to mix it up,” he said. “Tomatoes have V8®…why can’t we have smoothies?”
We asked Peter if he felt like eating pickles was a form of cannibalism, but the mascot declined to comment.
An anonymous source within Dining Services stated that the change was inspired by the students’ love of pickles: “Pickles are everywhere on our campus, from our posters and t-shirts to our hashtags. We felt that the pickle was drastically underrepresented in one major area: the food!”
Thankfully, this oversight has been corrected with 53 new menu items to choose from, one for each year UNCSA has been open. “I wanted to have 1,965 items but unfortunately I was vetoed,” bemoaned Peter.