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A bakery has introduced doughnuts that look like the laundry detergent “Tide Pod” in order to teach teenagers the basic principles regarding what is edible and what is obviously not.
At the start of the year, the “Tide Pod Challenge” was taking the internet by storm.
It saw many teenagers upload videos of themselves trying to eat the laundry detergent pods of Tide.
Despite various health warnings that were issued by Tide and the American Association of Poison Control Centres that ingesting the said detergent could result in death, the videos managed to go viral online with numerous people catching on to the trend.
A bakery that is based in North Carolina has now taken it upon themselves to teach these adolescents an important lesson on how to distinguish between eating actual food and consuming substances that can possibly kill you.
The bakery’s new “Tide Pod” doughnut is the brainchild of a young woman called Caitlin, one of the employees of the bakery.
The sweet delicacy is only a regular doughnut that has been decorated with icing that is intended to resemble an actual Tide Pod laundry detergent.
On Instagram, Wake N Bake Donuts shared a picture of the new doughnut, wit the caption: “One of our Millennial employees (Caitlin) decided to take a moment to teach the youth the difference between what to eat and what not to eat.
“This is a Donut… you can eat this! Tide is for laundry silly.”
Since the launch of the doughnut yesterday, people have already shared pictures of the “Tide Pod” doughnuts in order to express their approval regarding this much safer trend.
A news reporter from North Carolina, Alex Guarino, posted a series of photos on Instagram, with the caption: “Don’t eat tide pods” and including the hashtag #tidepoddonutsareoktho.
Recently, the AAPCC has reported that various poison control centres have observed a dramatic rise in the number of teenagers who are ingesting the poisonous substances that are found in laundry detergent pods.
In a press release, they revealed: “According to AAPCC data, in 2016 and 2017, poison control centres handled 39 and 53 cases of intentional exposures, respectively, among 13 to 19 year olds.
“In the first 15 days of 2018 alone, centres have already handled 39 such intentional cases among the same age demographic.”
A series of trends have come and gone that, while somehow silly in some people’s eyes, were still considered to be fun in their own way including the mass Harlem Shake flash mobs, the Gangnam Style dance, and the flip cup challenge to name a few.
However, when it comes to laundry detergent pods, we recommend that you stick to the doughnuts.