Skip to comments.Please Donít Eat a Tide Pod, No Matter What the Memes Say
Posted on 01/04/2018 11:18:32 AM PST by nickcarraway
Tide Pods contain detergent. For washing your clothes and your sheets. Not for eating. Doesnt matter how much they look like a snack, or a candy, or an oversize Gushers. You shouldnt eat them unless youd like to, well, potentially die. A child might not know better, so you should probably keep them out of reach of little hands these things have killed before for safety. (Or just buy some boring, cheaper, non-pod detergent. It works better anyway.) If you, after all of this, are still looking at a Tide Pod and thinking, Maybe just a little bit you definitely shouldnt go on Twitter today. Tide Podeating, a long-running internet joke, has reached something of a fever pitch this December.
The earliest origins of the Tide Podsasfood bit date back to an internet forum in 2013, according to Know Your Meme. The topic of said forum, however, was less about Tide Pods as a delicious snack and more about old people and kids accidentally eating them. In the years following, sites like College Humor and the Onion both created content around the idea of edible laundry pods. See here: Dont Eat the Laundry Pods from last March. Communities of people on Twitter and Reddit have since become very into talking about eating, or how badly they want to eat, Tide Pods. (Im assuming that very few to none make good on these conversations, given the whole Tide Pods are poison thing.)
This December, there have been a number of viral tweets about Tide Podconsumption that seem likely to have been the impetus for the detergent renaissance this week. The most important being a person who tweeted at Gushers on the day after Christmas with something very important to tell them. They sent a DM asking if Gushers would consider making a fruit snack shaped like a Tide Pod which is a great idea if you ask me so all of the would-be Tide Podmunchers could satisfy their pod hunger. Gushers blocked the user after receiving the DM.
If anybody knows a gummy company looking for a hot new product, I think we might be onto something here. And again
dont eat the dang Tide Pods. Though if you do, please have somebody film you and send us the video.
Maybe Tide should pull this product and go back to the drawing board?
What are critters?
Personally, I think anyone who wants to nominate themselves for a Darwin award should go for it. Yes, keep the stuff away from children, pets and mentally disabled adults, but everyone else who is stupid enough to eat the stuff because it looks pretty probably shouldn’t be contributing to the gene pool.
If people want to eat’em, let’em. It’s not like we have a shortage of fools!
I think RedStateRocker means that your pets might eat the pods.
Is that where the saying “Roll Tide Roll” comes from?
Is it like “Drill Baby drill”?
If we can’t get people to stop eating glue paste, what chance is there of getting them to stop eating tide pods?
I think our American gene pool could use a good cleaning.
Ever had a TidePod?
...and don’t forget those big white mints in the urinals ... don’t eat them either!
No, I do an average of five loads a day. I buy Purex liquid in the super-extra-large jug in order to get the lowest price per-ounce.
Bloggers should snack on them while devising plans to score traffic.
Funniest thing I've read for quite awhile. I literally LOL'd!
Almost every thing these days are designed with the approval of lawyers.
What happened with this one??
The lawyers couldn’t resist eating the TidePods?
I buy the cheapest for the job. Fine if someone wants to spend 3 times as much for Tide but I reserve the option of snickering at them.
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