The ‘Pickle Split’ dessert is going viral and has foodies flocking to Festus, Missouri


FESTUS, MO – You’ve heard of a banana split, but how about a pickle split.  One Jefferson County shop is serving them up and the idea has gone viral.

Foodies are finding their way to Festus Missouri.  That`s because of a totally unique dessert that is gaining in popularity.

“It was just something fun.  It looked pretty.  I took a picture of it and it got shared and we thought, `Oh it will go away.`  It didn`t go away,” said Deanna Farrar, Owner Pine Mountain Country Coffee House, and Mercantile.

It all began when Pine Mountain Country Coffee House co-owner Deanna Farrar was a teenager and took a weird food combination dare that turned into a social media sensation.

The pickle split.

“It`s unexpectedly good.  Going into it it`s very nerve-wracking.  There`s so much stuff.  You wouldn`t think it would taste the way it does but the pickle and ice cream mix together well,” said Miranda DeClue and Amiaya Cheek Isabelle Donaldson.

“It was a surprise.  We saw it on the menu.  We came for ice cream and saw banana split or pickle split and it was great’” said Josie Barton.

A Vlassic Kosher Dill Spear instead of the banana split. And if you`re put off by the sounds of the pickle split well, you`re going to have to dill with it. This pickle split is here to stay at this old mercantile building that takes you back in time.

“I originally told my husband I wanted it to look like the Walton`s like Ike`s store where everyone was coming in and interacting with one another like they were family,” said Deanna.

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