The motor oil on pancakes meme will make you rethink everything
28 November 2018, 13:36
A video about motor oil on pancakes went viral and now it's a meme.
The internet is more than just a destination for your favourite memes and celebrity feuds. Sometimes the internet is good for learning some mindblowing facts. This week, thanks to one of those viral handy tips videos, people on the internet have learned that motor oil is sometimes used to replicate the appearance of syrup in food advertising and people are officially shook.
The video in question explains that professional food photography often requires photographers to get creative with staging.
Which one of these photography hacks shocks you the most?!— Tips & Tricks (@awkwardgoogle) November 23, 2018
By Blossom pic.twitter.com/ncvpLUBxO4
A Twitter account called Tips & Tricks shared the "photography hacks" video by Blossom and it's already been viewed 14 million times in 5 days.
Other tips highlighted in the video include adding dish soap to a pint to keep the head foamy for longer and using shaving cream instead real whipped cream because it doesn't melt.
Why is motor oil used on pancakes in ads instead of syrup?
The motor oil on the pancakes trick is an alternative to real syrup because syrup can absorb too quickly into the pancakes and create a soggy effect. The video also explains that, to keep the pancakes looking tall, upright and fluffy, cardboard is inserted in between the breakfast food.
This is a pretty interesting behind the scenes look at food photography tricks but the motor oil as syrup fact is giving Twitter users major trust issues.
Are we looking at pancakes and syrup or pancakes and motor oil?
We may never know.
I guarantee there is cardboard in between those pancakes and you have just gone and poured motor oil on them too, I have MAD trust issues rn https://t.co/r5LUE3MR8u— Raz (@the_Raz_) November 26, 2018
People also imagined what it would be like to request motor oil while ordering pancakes at IHOP.
Hi! Welcome to iHOP, what can I get for you today?— Evan 🕊 (@suedetokyyo) November 25, 2018
Uh yeah can I just a regular stack of pancakes? Maybe some butter on the top?
Yeah of course! And wh-
Also put some cardboard between each one
I’m sorry sir I don’t quite unders-
Y’all got MOTOR OIL????
Cardboard slices, motor oil, AND shaving cream? We on yo ass IHOP! https://t.co/LXMyVpBD5H— Nut(But Don’t)tella (@DammmnCam) November 26, 2018
[At IHOP]— Lane Tiziu Porter (@LanePorter7) November 27, 2018
Server: and here are your pankackes, I'll be back with some syrup.
Me: dont worry, I brought my own
Server: uhh... sir, that's motor oil...
Me: I know, I saw this baby used in the commercials and it looked delicious pic.twitter.com/9lvb9qykKC
Uhh, yeah, lemme get some low-sugar motor oil if you have it.
There is nothing that sums up this whole ordeal more than realising you've been hungry for motor oil this whole time.
I’m pissed that I looked at motor oil and wanted to eat it— Petrelli (@ItsPetrelli) November 24, 2018
This motor oil about to smack 😋 pic.twitter.com/u8hB55jZub— Gee Paige💭 (@BigGerm34) November 27, 2018
motor oil starting to look tasty these days might fuck around and pour some on my pancakes with cardboard in between them— ً (@fIowergal) November 26, 2018
love the way that motor oil drips right between those pancakes, gettin the cardboard all ready for us to eat https://t.co/Yv56kp800I— imaan (@imaansalie) November 27, 2018