Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 month ago

Why do pickles taste different than pickled eggs?

Why do pickles taste different than pickled eggs, pickled beets, and other pickled foods? Most pickled food taste similar, but pickled cucumbers, which we simply call pickles, are like an outlier taste-wise. Why is this?


Troll answers. Obviously different foods taste different, but if you had ever tried pickled eggs, beets, ect. you would know that they taste somewhat similar to each other, whereas pickled cucumbers do not seem to share the same common flavoring, despite them being the default pickle. Use your brains. Two different strawberry foods can taste similar even if they are different base foods. It's not rocket science.

Update 2:

Obviously two seperate foods can taste similar to each other, especially if they undergo the same process. Nice try though.

Update 3:

@Jeffrey Thank you for actually answering the question. I don't know why people were having such a difficult time understanding my question, or the concept that different foods that come from different places can still taste similar in they undergo the same process or are flavored the same way, even if they are ultimately distinct. I'm pretty sure most were just trolling. Way too much of that on this site.

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    It's actually the specific pickle brines that are common for the foods. Pickling liquid from cucumbers are very different than the common ones for beets/eggs/etc. Cucumber ones generally have more sugar, mustard seeds, and sometimes dill seeds or other seasonings. 

    Pickled Beets are usually mostly vinegar because beets are sweet enough. Pickled eggs are usually done in the beet pickling liquid (which is why they can come out pink). 

    But, if you use the same pickling liquid for cucumbers and eggs... they will taste similar. Much more similar than generic store bought ones anyway. 

  • 1 month ago

    Pickled eggs are typically hard boiled eggs that are cured in vinegar or brine. As with many foods, this was originally a way to preserve the food so that it could be eaten months later. Pickled eggs have since become a favourite among many as a snack or hors d'œuvre popular in pubs, bars and taverns, and around the world in places where beer is served.

    After the eggs are hard boiled, the shell is removed and they are submerged in a solution of vinegar, salt, spices, and other seasonings. Recipes vary from the traditional brine solution for pickles, to other solutions, which can impart a sweet or spicy taste

  • 1 month ago

    Because pickles are made from cucumbers and eggs are made from eggs.

  • 1 month ago

    because cucumbers taste different than eggs....its not rocket science.

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It's because pickles

    are pickled cucumbers

    and not pickled eggs.

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