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Over the last month, eating Tide Pods quickly became a popular meme. Of course, people aren’t actually eating Tide Pods on purpose (we hope), because ingesting a small pouch of concentrated laundry detergent could result in death. The issue is that Tide Pods look edible to some people. Like Gushers, or candy. Now people who believe that the multi-colored swirl pouches would make a good snack if they weren’t filled with harmful chemicals have found a solution: make an edible Tide Pod.
A recipe was shared this week on Twitter, which originally appeared on Tumblr, that showed how one could make a dessert that looks like a Tide Pod. The “Hypothetical edible tide pods recipe” consists of four components: A blue swirl, an orange swirl, white gel, and a plastic shell. ” The main ingredient is gelatin.
“Eat in front of friends aware of the tide pod memes for maximum fun!” the recipe suggests.
BREAKING: Someone on Tumblr has come up with an edible tide pod recipe pic.twitter.com/opiIZzgDk4— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) January 9, 2018
We haven’t heard of anyone actually trying out this recipe and enjoying it (yet!), but before this recipe hit the internet there was definitely a demand for it. On Twitter, people said they would eat edible Tide Pods, if available.
SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE AN EDIBLE TIDE POD DIY— jordan | 8 days! (@paranoid_pascal) December 29, 2017
Can someone just make an edible tide pod already Jesus— anita pencil (@mildimpala) December 16, 2017
in other words, no i would not actually eat a tide pod, but if they were edible and not made out of detergent, i would consider it— kaorubunga (@nozomisfave) December 30, 2017
if you used gelatin creatively you could probably make an edible tide pod. tasty jelly pouch pic.twitter.com/iZbzbbHimd— im hazel (@poshmaven) December 27, 2017
What about just asking Gushers to make an edible laundry pod version of their snack food? Yeah, people tried that and it didn’t go over well with the company.
i really tried and died for the cause pic.twitter.com/WxtF27BMjP— ari (@nightfiIm) December 27, 2017
On Reddit last week, a person started a discussion on a recipes subreddit about materials to use in an edible Tide Pod recipe. “Does anybody have a good, gooey, grape or orange filling recipe that has a very even and vivid look?” a user named wiisportsresort said. “I’m not being sarcastic, I actually want to make this.”
The answers ranged from using saltwater taffy to white chocolate to snow cone syrup.
Would any of these hypothetical recipes result in a tasty dessert? We’ll let you know if we try them out.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.