They are not bad at all, its basically turning a kosher dill into a sweet pickle, with a cherry aftertaste. I had my with bbq brisket, they'd go well with meat smoked over cherry or a cherry/apple wood mix.
Ewww I won't use kool-aid for anything except to get my kids off my back in an emergency!! Closest I got to that was brewing beer with Coke in the recipe. That was not good. Didn't offer any to my kids, by the way.