Just in time for the 4th of July, the red, white, and blue Tide Laundry Detergent Pods have been causing major upchuck from the stomachs of little children in the last couple of months. Climbing from 200 in late May to 1,200 in recent weeks, poisoning reports have Poison Control Centers throughout the country blowing up! Toddlers have been scouring laundry cabinets in hopes of lathering their tongues with the delish taste of Tide Pods, many instances resulting in immediate visits to the emergency room.
Many of The Frisky staffers have also eaten some noteworthy “foods,” both in their younger years and recently. Some of these lip-smacking chow includes, well, puppy chow, doggie Beggin’ Strips, and milk bones (in multiple flavors, of course). Other non-canine foods that were consumed include crunchy poison packets found in shoeboxes and grainy fists full of sand.
On the other hand, acceptable but still bizarre delicacies that many of us have tried involve grasshopper-filled tortillas, escargots, frog legs and alligator. Amelia once ate bull’s penis in Chinatown. She was not a fan. And one staffer admitted to channeling her inner Violet Beauregarde (from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”) by chewing up wads of Hubba Bubba Bubble gum and hiding them everywhere, only to go back hours, or sometimes days, later to continue her chomp.
What are the craziest/weirdest/grossest things you have ever consumed? We won’t judge.
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