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The Reel Life: Candy pods edition

11 January 2018

Americans have a mostly well-deserved reputation for being addicted to horrendous, junky, little-better-than-plastic food. There are historical reasons for this, but the fact remains: Residents of other countries are frequently appalled by what passes for food in the U.S., especially snack foods and desserts.

To America's credit, actual food has become very hip in the past few years, with trendy restaurants full of actual cooking showing up in large and then small cities, and a tasty if insufferable nationwide explosion of craft breweries.

On the other hand, however, America's addiction to various bright-colored globs of adulterated sugar has led to a deeply embarrassing phenomenon: U.S. residents keep finding themselves tempted to eat "pods" of Tide laundry detergent, because it comes in a little shiny bright-colored that, to the American eye, looks like candy.

This is bad, because laundry detergent pods are extremely toxic. Eating the pods is significantly more toxic than just drinking regular laundry detergent, which, fortunately, nobody wants to do. (Although we once had a spring cider that tasted like what we imagine laundry detergent to taste like, but that wasn't on purpose.)

Therefore, in the traditional American spirit of experimentation, ingenuity, and transferring all the risk onto others, some folks are coming up with recipes for Tide pod candy. Hypothetical recipes. Recipes that they've come up with and if you tried them it'd be great if you let them know how it went.

We admit that we are incredibly tempted to try to make the candy Tide pod recipe ourselves, but it seems like a lot of work and we are not very good at candy-making, so we'll probably just buy a big bag of gummy bears and play slots instead.

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