Why Is Twitter Obsessed With Eating Tide Pods?

Tide Pods


The Tide Pod Challenge was a weird video challenge that was centered around people eating and/or cooking with Tide Pods. It’s definitely not a safe challenge, but this weird challenge has stemmed a whole slew of memes about eating Tide Pods. The Pods look like candy with their bright color and packaging, so that’s where the joke is coming from.

The Onion started the hilarious Twitter trend last summer by making a joke that Tide was going to start making flavored Pods.

Tide Debuts New Sour Apple Detergent Pods https://t.co/jgWhUAAehJ pic.twitter.com/fQl3OlxEao

— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 11, 2017

The meme has had a recent resurgent on Twitter and the tweets are disturbing but really funny. We don’t condone eating Tide Pods but we 100% support tweeting about it and these tweets.


When bae cooks for you 🤤 pic.twitter.com/6kYnAjP2R5

— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 8, 2018

waitress- would you guys like to start with some tide pods

her- no thanks https://t.co/sfRC6gLWrx

— Jordan Rutledge (@JordanRutledge) January 10, 2018

someone: were you just eating a tide pod ?
me: pic.twitter.com/SOLTaegBnx

— fat bully (@ricardojkay) December 25, 2017

┃┃╱╲ in
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eat tide pods
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— rosie mcmahon (@rosiemcmahon_) December 27, 2017

Vincent van Gogh used to eat Tide pods because he wanted happiness inside him

— dr. tj eckleburg (@elkalumpy) December 27, 2017

no more eating xanax in 2018 we eating tide pods from now on

— tan (@mineifiwildout) December 9, 2017

bae: come over
me: i cant
bae: i have tide pods
me: pic.twitter.com/SRDkEahrCY

— gary from teen mom (@garyfromteenmom) December 29, 2017

people always ask me how i lose weight and honestly i eat tide pods

— that youtuber with bird nest hair (@ThomasBeautyy) January 11, 2018

People are hilariously making fake collaborations between food brands and Tide Pods.

The new limited edition Oreos are to die for 😍 pic.twitter.com/wry0FM7EXO

— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 9, 2018

The unholy marriage of #tidepods and #pringles pic.twitter.com/tgnupSC6id

— Elijah J. (@BlackFalconeYT) January 8, 2018

There’s nothing more important than a balanced breakfast 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/3QFXkIdHbP

— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 10, 2018

The Tide Pod memes have spurred on a sub-genre of tweets that is maybe more messed up than eating Tide Pods. People are now sharing other unedible products that they also want to eat.

Hah, fools. Still eating Tide Pods i see? I've moved on to a much more superior source of nutrition. pic.twitter.com/lrZOdc0mkp

— 7R1LL $M17H (@BillionaireFox) January 3, 2018

i have no desire to eat tide pods but i DO wanna drink the ᶠᵒʳᵇᶦᵈᵈᵉᶰ ᶰᵉᶜᵗᵃʳ pic.twitter.com/3Ahelc1NtW

— meme god (@MEMESG0D) January 3, 2018

Someone even started a whole thread about the best “forbidden foods” to eat. The list consisted of Tide Pods, body butter, glue, Polly Pocket clothing, silica gel packs and lots more.

forbidden foods : a delissos educational thread

— birthday girl morg! (@fevervinyI) December 28, 2017

-i ate a little ball when i was like 7
-very salty, not very good
-but colorful
-mom had to make edible play-doh
-i like fondant , why shouldn’t i eat play-doh pic.twitter.com/AI1YjPHDRd

— birthday girl morg! (@fevervinyI) December 28, 2017

-got a prescription for this when i was 7
-really liked the taste
-drank the entire bottle
-had to go to the hospital
-overall, good experience
-would do again
-why you make it taste like that if i shouldn’t take swigs of it
-yummy pic.twitter.com/k1L7NzZAFk

— birthday girl morg! (@fevervinyI) December 28, 2017

Seriously kids are actually buying Tide Pods and people are reporting that places are carding kids who are trying to purchase the internet’s favorite forbidden treat.

Just had to show my ID to prove I was 18+ to buy tide pods at target. Y’all have got to be stopped.

— shelbi renée (@bwayshelbi) January 6, 2018

Don’t eat Tide Pods, just tweet about them.

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