One of the first viral “foods” of 2018 isn’t actually food at all: for some reason beyond any sensible person’s ability to comprehend, people are eating Tide’s laundry detergent pods as part of the “Tide Pod Challenge”.
Although reminiscent of a delicious giant gusher, it’s still never a good idea to consume poison – even Rob Gronkowski knows that.
This unfortunate social media trend got us thinking about orange and blue foods that ARE edible – especially because any blue appearing foods seem hard to come by! (see bottom of article for more on blue foods!)
Below is a list of five foods we found in this category, three directly related to the recent tide pod challenge (1,3,5).
1. Tide Pod Sushi
Ingredients: Unknown, but our best guess is purple cabbage, carrot, and rice paper.
2. Blue Sticky Rice with Egg Custard
Ingredients: sticky rice died with naturally blue butterfly pea flowers from Thailand, served with either mango (when in season) or egg custard.
Source: LA Weekly
3. Tide Pod Shots
Ingredients: Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka with orange food coloring and the blue citrus liqueur Curacao.
Source: Philly Voice
4. Bluechai Blue Tea with Orange Slice
Ingredients: handpicked, sun-dried and all organic butterfly blue pea flowers blended with lemongrass. Served with an orange slice.
5. The Forbidden Fruit Donut by Hurts Donuts of Nebraska
Ingredients: Jelly stuffed donut with food colored frosting.
Source: Daily Nebraskan
Here’s more blue foods below:
Source: Kitchen Table Scraps