Hypothetical edible tide pods recipe


Everyone wants to eat them and I want to make an edible version. I haven’t done this so if something is off 



Four components: Blue swirl, orange swirl, white gel, and a plastic shell

First, the Plastic:


  • 2 packets (14g) Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 6 tbsp water
  • Parchment paper
  • rectangular brownie pan
  • optional: ½ tbsp 7up or sprite


Boil the water, add gelatin mix (optional: add soda for flavor). Stir in until mix is completely melted. Let cool slightly. Cover brownie pan with parchment paper, and pour a very thin layer of gelatin mixture onto parchment. Place brownie pan into fridge and let sit overnight until hardened.

Blue and Orange Swirls:

If you had the silicone needed to make your own mold, you could make swirl molds and then add berry blue and orange flavored jello to the swirl molds. If you can’t make a mold or find a candy mold that makes moon shapes (like this one on etsy), poor blue and orange jello into an ice cube tray. Place tray in fridge overnight.

White Gel:


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 packets (14g) Knox unflavored gelatin

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water

Recipe (using the “white layer” instructions found in this jello recipe. There’s probably a better way):

Mix sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over ½ cup cold water. Let stand for a few minutes and then add ½ cup boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. Add to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Optional: add desired flavor, such as vanilla extract or soda

Put it all together: 

Gently remove edible plastic from the parchment paper. Cut into 1-2 inch squares.

Loosely place edible plastic squares into silicone ice cube trays, around the edges. Pour “white gel” mixture into edible plastic. Add a second layer of edible plastic, and use a lighter, torch, or hair dryer to Slightly melt the two layers together.

Cut swirls out of the blue and orange jello. Place blue and orange swirls on top of the second layer of edible plastic, and place a final layer of edible plastic over the two swirls, slightly melting the plastic around the swirls. Place trays in fridge and let sit overnight. 

Enjoy your detergent pods the next day. Mmmm tasty.

Eat in front of friends aware of the tide pod memes for maximum fun!

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