By now, you’ve probably heard of the new food fad that is sweeping the nation. Goodbye avocados and cutesy cupcakes, and hello Tide Pods! Taking the internet by storm, this latest craze has everyone and their mother challenging each other to bite into the colorful, juicy laundry detergent packets. But why simply take a bite out of a Tide Pod or two when they have so much more potential? Here are some ways to incorporate then versatile pod into your daily meals.
Adding these vitamin-and-mineral-packed pods to your most important meal of the day is obviously a must. Instead of cracking open two eggs onto your frying pan, try this: pour egg whites onto a lightly oiled pan. Then, place a Tide Pod at the center. Fry for a minute on each side. In lieu of your run-of-the-mill yellow yolk, you get a symphony of orange, blue and white. Next, toast a piece of bread (bagels and English muffins work just as well) to golden perfection. Cut open a Tide Pod and spread the contents evenly over your toast. Simple and quick — no wonder so many Americans are starting their days the Tide Pods way!
A hearty lunch is crucial to getting you through your jam-packed schedule, and a classic lunchtime favorite is the meatball sub. Yet you might be realizing that your totally Instagrammable sandwich blends right in with the other mundane meals on the Explore page. Replacing the meatballs with Tide Pods will give your cooking creation the kick it needs to go from mainstream to social media sensation. Cut a baguette in half lengthwise and hollow out some of the
inside for a place to hold your pods. Brush the baguette with olive oil and
season with garlic and salt. Place in a preheated oven until lightly toasted. Dip your Tide Pods into spaghetti sauce and place on the bread. Cover with slices of provolone, bake until the cheese melts and enjoy!
As you continue reading for more Tide Pod inspiration to prepare your final meal of the day, perhaps consider some spaghetti and Tide Pods or a Tide Pod and veggie stir fry. You may start to realize your mouth and esophagus are burnt and swollen. Breathing may be significantly more difficult than normal.
Is that an ulcer you feel forming? I guess the only thing on the menu tonight will be a trip to the emergency room.
Disclaimer: Please for the love of all that is good in the world, do not actually consume Tide Pods. Seriously. You’re better than that.
Calista Liu currently serves as Social Media Manager.