For reasons that will never quite become clear, the denizens of the Internet became obsessed with eating Tide Pods at the beginning of 2018. Yes, we’re talking about those little pouches filled with Tide laundry detergent. People made videos of themselves completing (or pretending to complete) the Tide Pod Challenge by eating one of the “forbidden snacks.” We lived through all the celebrity deaths of 2016 and the garbage fire of the year 2017, and then decided to greet the new year by pretending to eat Tide Pods. Here are some of the funniest Tide Pod memes that took the Internet by storm. Thanks, 2018. We owe you one.
Ah yes, a perfectly balanced breakfast. If you don’t understand it, you probably can’t see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch, either.
It was only a matter of time before someone decided to make actual, edible Tide Pods. At least they won’t kill you.
Don’t pretend you haven’t at least thought about it. Just how different from blue Gatorade is toilet water, anyway?
What do you think would kill you first: the poisonous Tide Pod or the mouth burns from how hot the inside of a Hot Pocket is?
Here’s a handy rhyme to remember exactly what Tide Pods are actually for.
You’re still hooked on Tide Pods? Just wait until you take your first shot of Windex.
We’ll give you one guess as to how many Tide Pods she claims to be able to eat in a single sitting.
It all makes so much sense, now! The Tide Pod makers knew exactly what they were doing.
The first step is admitting you have a problem. But if you want to do a couple loads of laundry first, that’s cool too.
We can’t all afford the name-brand snacks. Luckily, these random blue pods will poison you just as effectively.