While they might make Snooki's holidays a little more festive (if not, at least, brinier), the idea of pickle-flavored candy canes is kind of nauseating. Candy canes in general are kind of a shitty candy, but at least the conventional ones—if you end up actually eating them—make your breath better, not worse. [Archie McPhee]
I am sure this was developed from the subculture of eating a peppermint stick stuck in a pickle. It is a big thing in certain parts of the south. Major concession item during carnivals and such.