A woman’s confession that the reason her food tasted disgusting was that she’d been using olive oil shower gel by mistake has gone viral.
Melony Jackson, who is thought to be American, confessed to her error in an entertaining Facebook post.
She wrote that her bottle of Yves Rocher gel, which has pictures of olives on the label, looked enough like cooking oil to her that she’d been using it with her cooking.
1. The half-empty olive oil shower gel which Melony Jackson cooked with over several months.
Jackson posted on Facebook:
I’ve thrown two saucepans away and nearly got rid of my dishwasher because my food kept tasting nasty.
Turns out what I thought was olive oil was olive oil shower gel. Chef of the week award is not mine.
2. Posting on Facebook, Melony admitted her mistake, noting that she’s not “chef of the week”.
Her friend, who was amused by her honest mistake, then wrote about it on Reddit and added a picture of the shower gel in question, along the caption:
My friend’s food kept tasting funny. She bought new saucepans and was about to buy a new dishwasher, then I saw what she was cooking with.
The image shows that the shower gel bottle is half-empty, so Melony must have been using it for quite some time.
3. Thousands of Reddit users pounced on the opportunity to poke fun at the woman’s mistake and share their own culinary mishaps.
Naturally, thousands of Redditors pounced on the opportunity to make fun at the woman’s mistake.
The main question, however, was how Jackson didn’t suffer any illness from eating shower gel for such a long period.
Some commenters shared similar stories of cooking with things not made for human consumption. One user wrote:
On an absent-minded Sunday, my mother once used dish washing liquid instead of oil.
The consistency was actually very similar — so are the bottles. We had a laugh and diarrhea.
Others confessed to similar mishaps, but fortunately all were well at the end.
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