Food & Drink Tide Pods Are Not Food, But People Are Eating Them Anyway

10:06  03 january  2018
10:06  03 january  2018 Source:   The Daily Meal

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People Are Eating Tide Pods . I’m Going Vegan for January. Best Diet Resolution for 2018. But we have a feeling we know what they ’d say. This is one of the dumbest food trends of 2017 — and with these idiotic competitors, that’s really saying something.

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If someone on the internet told you to drink bleach, would you do it? Of course not — but when people are told to eat the detergent-filled Pods sold by Tide, they're munching away. Twitter is all soaped up with conversation about eating Tide Pods, simply because they look similar to snack bites.

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The trend has been part of ludicrous internet conversation for some time, littering Twitter conversation and other circuits with jokes. A hilarious piece by The Onionin 2015 mocked the temptation from the point of view of a child drooling over any miscellaneous object that looks remotely like food. Two years later, the satirical site followed up with another review marveling at imagined sour apple flavored pods.

Other internet comedies, such as this College Humor video, have popped up sporadically to pay tribute to the trend.

People can’t help but fantasize about popping pods in their mouths for a cute bite to eat. The shape and size of the pods allegedly make them too tempting to resist. And apparently, the trend has surged with newfound sincerity this winter.

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Tide Pods Are Not Food , But People Are Eating Them Anyway .

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But be aware: Tide Pods are not snack items, nor should they be put anywhere near your mouth. The logic “if it looks like a dumpling, it must be a dumpling” is complete nonsense.

Here’s what eating a Tide Pod can really do to your body.

According to one study, ingesting Tide Pods’ detergent could cause a swallowing dysfunction that could require surgery to repair. One child who unknowingly consumed the chemical actually died.

Tide Pod Videos Banned From YouTube for ‘Encouraging Dangerous Activities’

  Tide Pod Videos Banned From YouTube for ‘Encouraging Dangerous Activities’ YouTube is absolutely filled with videos of teens doing stupid things — but perhaps none are quite as stupid as eating liquid laundry detergent. The social media sharing site has begun deleting “Tide Pod Challenge” videos, claiming they violate the website’s community guidelines. “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that’s intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm,” a spokesperson for YouTube told The Daily Meal. “We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.” Unlike other unhealthy but comparatively benign food trends, like the “Cinnamon Challenge” and consuming gross numbers of calories on camera, the Tide Pod Challenge has teens risking their lives for the sake of subscribers. Regardless of doctor warnings that the challenge is “life-threatening” and overall a really bad idea, the craze continues to thrive on Twitter and everywhere else online. YouTube, however, has never been tolerant of the trend. “We’ve long had policies around harmful and dangerous challenges like this one and we remove the content when flagged,” the spokesperson told The Daily Meal. “We’ve been removing these Tide Pod videos for a while now … prior to the media picking up on this challenge over the last few days.” With the trend growing in popularity, even Tide has joined the campaign to stop teens from gobbling up their product.

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“Vincent van Gogh used to eat Tide pods because he wanted happiness inside him,” said @elkalumpy on Twitter. But what any curious consumer would actually get is complete and utter disaster. Do not consume Tide Pods.

The Daily Meal has reached out to Procter & Gamble Co., the company behind Tide Pods, for comment. But we have a feeling we know what they’d say. This is one of the dumbest food trends of 2017 — and with these idiotic competitors, that’s really saying something.

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