People Are Tweeting About Eating Tide Pods And No One Knows What It Means

28 December 2017, 14:46 | Updated: 2 January 2018, 12:38

Tide Pods Meme
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By Katie Louise Smith

What does the Tide pod twitter meme mean?!

If you've been on Twitter over the past few days, you'll have noticed that almost every other tweet on your damn timeline is a meme about people eating Tide pods (you know, those little laundry detergent things...) But no one quite seems to know why or what it actually means.

How did the Tide Pods meme start?

For years now, people have been saying how delicious laundry detergent pods actually looked. Small, colourful little packages with liquid inside that just looked like it would taste like something juicy? Like Fruit Gushers on steroids. Like a giant boba tea. Now people are tweeting about it because literally eeeeeveryone thinks the same thing.

What does it mean?

It literally means nothing. It's just a joke. It's a ReLaTaBLe gag about nice Tide pods would be if they were edible instead of FORBIDDEN and it's just escalated from there. Some are keeping it real and pretending that they're fine confectionary, some are likening them to drugs and others are just using them as a morbid 'drink the bleach' metaphor.

Now, the memes won't stop rolling in. Here are some of the best ones:

Whatever the fuck is going on here, just remember... it's just a joke. Please don't eat them. Or do. Whatever, I'm not your mother.