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Taco Cabana's pickle margarita isn't a joke this time around

Addie Broyles
Austin 360
Taco Cabana announced this month that it is adding a limited-edition pickle flavor to its menu this spring.

Taco Cabana is not joking around about its new pickle margarita.

Sure, they floated the idea of a pickle margarita as an April Fool's joke two years ago, but this year, the San Antonio-based chain is officially selling them at 143 stores across the state. 

Margaritapalooza, as the company is calling it, is a promotion where they are selling a dozen flavors of margaritas for $2 each.

Nine of those flavors are new, including pickle, which join the everyday margarita menu of lime, strawberry and mango. The other limited-time flavors are pineapple jalapeno, dragonfruit, violet, orange, pistachio, orange cream, chili lime cucumber and pineapple banana. 

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Because it's Taco Cabana, customers can add chamoy, a spicy-sweet condiment often made with dried fruit and chiles, at no additional cost. 

Pickle has become a big flavor for grocery store brands over the past few years, with everything from pickle flavored trail mix to pickle sparkling water hitting the market.