Bakery Makes Controversial Donut Based On Tide Pod Challenge


A bakery has jumped on the Tide Pod challenge bandwagon by creating a donut replicating the laundry detergent design.

The Tide Pod challenge has received mass media attention as teenagers have been munching on the "snack," despite numerous health warnings from doctors and supermarkets alike.

However, they're not the only speaking up on the dangerous activity, as a donut shop has announced a new alternative for the social media craze.

Wake N Bake Donuts, located in Carolina Beach, said in a Facebook post that one of their "millennial employees, (Caitlin) decided to take a moment to teach the youth the difference between what to eat and what not eat."

One of our Millennial employees (Caitlin) decided to take a moment to teach they youth the difference between what to...

Posted by Wake N Bake Donuts on Sunday, January 21, 2018

This donut is filled with cream, and sports the same blue and orange design you'd find on the now infamous Tide Pod.

While the new baked good may appear as a smart marketing moved, there's been a mixed reaction about the new donut.

Since the Tide Pod challenge became viral, several health officials have denounced the activity, while warning about the dangerous side effects.

The AAPCC has reported since teenagers began eating the laundry detergent pods, there has been a significant increase in the number of calls to poison control centers.

"Everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of swallowing the contents of a single-load laundry packet. Only use the packets for their intended use and be sure to store them up and away," Stephen Kaminski, AAPCC’s CEO and Executive Director said.

With the public showing great concern over the ramifications of the Tide Pod challenge, many people are showing their support to the introduction of the donut substitute.

But not everybody is excited over the donut's design, with many citing the creation as irresponsible.

What do you think about the Tide Pod donut?