brittanyt445 first time trying kombucha


Woman in kombucha reaction meme on going viral: ‘It’s blowing my mind’

You know what? She's still not sure about kombucha.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Aug 14, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 6:28 am CDT

You always remember your first time, especially if it’s captured on TikTok.

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Perhaps user @brittanyt445 didn’t intend on making an entirely relatable meme out of trying kombucha for the first time, but her reactions translate universally. In the viral clip, she sniffs the can first, remarking that it “really smells like a public restroom.” Then she takes a sip, and the journey begins.

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It’s not quite a face journey, not quite a cursed TikTok, but it quickly became a reaction meme for literally any situation. Know Your Meme points to an Aug. 9 re-upload of the video to Twitter as one inciting incident, with the caption, “When I tasted the cum for the first time.”

From there, she became the face of uncertainty and indecision.

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The woman, Dallas-based Brittany Tomlinson, tells the Daily Dot that it’s been quite the trip: “Being viral is crazy, dude. You know how there’s like ‘April 2019, May 2019’ memes of the month? I’m deadass August 2019 and it’s blowing my mind.”

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Still, she says the reactions and comments have been positive, and that “making people laugh has always been a joy of mine and now I’m literally making the whole world laugh and my heart is FULL.” And yes, she still thinks kombucha is “kinda nasty,” but “in a good way.”

While the kombucha clip went viral, Tomlinson has other relatable TikToks.


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*First Published: Aug 14, 2019, 12:48 pm CDT