"The kids I babysit for really love these, and they are a reasonable snack alternative especially if you use the non-calorie sweetner. Red Kool Aid gives the ordinary pickles a bright red color and adds fruity sweetness to their normal tang. I'm told they originated in the southern US. I've also heard they are bar snacks, which may explain a lot. They are pretty, but I have to admit that I don't care for them very much."