Oh, you thought the worst internet trend there could possibly be was all about eating Tide pods, right? Don't worry, that was just the beginning.
Procter & Gamble, the company behind Tide laundry products, announced a new eco-friendly box for Tide detergent. The change comes as an adaptation to more online deliveries– which is convenient! Many of us would think the same.
But, once the news broke, convenience didn't come to mind. People on Twitter couldn’t help but notice that the product looked a lot like boxed wine. Tide just can’t seem to catch a break, can they? See for yourself!
You remember the Tide pod craze, right?
A meme about Tide laundry detergent pods looking like a snack made its rounds on the Internet, and you can imagine what happened from there. Teenagers took the meme too far, daring others to eat the pods. Please don’t eat laundry detergent, guys. Just let them clean your clothes.
Now, there's a new Tide product catching buyer's attention.
Why Procter & Gamble will start delivering Tide in a shoe box https://t.co/N3qkRay8MD https://t.co/8LZrDrLK1z— CNN Business (@CNN Business)1541888106.0
Learn from the past, why don't we?
this looks like a wine box, have they learnt nothing from the tide pod eating meme https://t.co/d5KyFnAxUS— Elena Cresci (@Elena Cresci)1542022752.0
You have to admit, it does look a lot like boxed wine.
P&G designs Tide detergent Eco Box for e-commerce with no secondary packaging. Includes new “no-drip” twist tap and… https://t.co/zRifZCbr2F— Plastics World (@Plastics World)1542018749.0
Some were quick to point out the pros of this change.
The box of liquid @tide detergent contains 30% less H2O and is 4 lbs less than the regular 96-load jug and uses 60%… https://t.co/EvmpzSEjTN— Alex Coolidge (@Alex Coolidge)1541688980.0
Did you catch that?Some people wondered if the Tide pod challenge had escaped the company’s memory.
The search for logic.
Procter & Gamble: "Don't eat laundry detergent" Also Procter & Gamble: *makes Tide look like boxed wine* https://t.co/GbhYxloUpK— Lasagna Del Rey (@Lasagna Del Rey)1542031512.0
This plan is fool-proof.
I asked Tide about how everyone is saying the Tide box looks like delicious laundry wine. "We all know laundry det… https://t.co/xdpWNI25TH— Katie Notopoulos (@Katie Notopoulos)1542043042.0
Some would call this Darwinism.
Good on @tide for making an eco-friendly box. Also.. it’s called survival of the fittest. If you’re dumb enough to… https://t.co/UIXTrFPTAf— Vivian Chan 🦄 (@Vivian Chan 🦄)1542051109.0
Kathy Griffin even chimed in:
People are concerned about kids drinking this? I have to find a way to keep this away from my 98-year-old mom Maggi… https://t.co/OXziwOirmJ— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1542045323.0
Check out the side-by-side comparison.
hmmm looks familiar https://t.co/AsZpD7C1EG https://t.co/ypmVaOtscZ— Sallee Ann (@Sallee Ann)1541688891.0
Worst buffet ever.
Place this on a table next to a bowl of Tide Pods and it starts to look like a wine and candy buffet line. https://t.co/gs0rlMTqnT— Michael Brown (@Michael Brown)1542033815.0
You know what they say about forbidden fruit.
the forbidden box wine https://t.co/SWBf5iaIj9— ricksilog 🍚🍳 (@ricksilog 🍚🍳)1541976287.0
Please, resist the urge.
I've never wanted to do anything as much as I want to fucking chug detergent out of this Franzia box https://t.co/LJiQre3Wep— Ryan Broderick (@Ryan Broderick)1542019070.0
Let the cocktail jokes begin.
I'll take one on the rocks https://t.co/gDXwzZAvLO— Jacob Shamsian (@Jacob Shamsian)1542029345.0
Don’t slap these bags.
*plays slap the bag once* https://t.co/9rJNJoHrBE— MEL Magazine (@MEL Magazine)1542032121.0
You have to stay positive!
I see no possible downside to this. None at all. https://t.co/rnao4mcJcd— Drew Meester (@Drew Meester)1542029960.0
Who deserves this shade?
I’m actually judging boxed wine drinkers more than the Tide consumers https://t.co/hLAhrIY1bc— Carrie (@Carrie)1542043955.0
Some people demanded answers.Tell us what you want, Tide. Don’t leave us hanging with wine bo—I mean, detergent boxes.
Wine and dine?Why does that look edible?
Or, should we say:
Wine and Tide anyone? https://t.co/02K0mBI7ZN cc: @alastor https://t.co/LRJxwSRL2D— Juan Carlos Pedreira (@Juan Carlos Pedreira)1542046693.0
Are we dealing with a spin-off?
Oh Tide has a box wine variant of it's candy now https://t.co/2QZk6obd4a— Syber (@Syber)1541997014.0
Some say it’s a sign of maturity.We all have to grow up sometime, don’t we?
Time for a tasting.
@CNNBusiness *swirls it in a glass* *takes a sip* Me: Excellent vintage. Good legs on this. Do I detect notes of l… https://t.co/06lRG2HlD0— That Joel Guy🌀 (@That Joel Guy🌀)1542043035.0
This person predicted the next Tide product:
@CNNBusiness What's next Tide in a keg? 😂 https://t.co/xPj5eQZU7y— ラムスフアン1982 (@ラムスフアン1982)1542043707.0
It’s a conspiracy!
If they don’t want us to eat it why do they keep making it seem so delicious? First they make it look like candies… https://t.co/lbHjuUMo03— Alex Pierpaoli (@Alex Pierpaoli)1542039900.0
Maybe the resemblance to food and drink is just Tide staying on brand.
I can't begin to tell you how much I respect Tide leaning into the meme and making their new detergent box look dea… https://t.co/Bu0qtaD1dt— Hollander Cooper (@Hollander Cooper)1542064482.0
The Tide news is a real let-down for people who were sick of the Tide pod kerfuffle.
Me: At long last, the viral Tide Pod moment has faded from public consciousness, and I can finally achieve inner pe… https://t.co/1gVSHQbEOf— VICE (@VICE)1542060913.0
Tide wine: for those who want to consume Tide, but stay classy about it.
When you're older and too classy to eat Tide pods... you can drink Tide like a fine wine from a box. https://t.co/mptWIs9jl5— Tim Young (@Tim Young)1542043112.0
In all this, at least we can have a laugh!
For sure, drink up all these Tide jokes. Just don’t drink the actual Tide detergent! Have your friends heard of the Tide wine-box debate? Share this story with them!