Viral video of woman eating ‘potted plant’ is viewed over 50 million times

A viral video shows a woman consuming a “plant” in a pot (Photo credit: Instagram/ sthefannyoliveiratv)

In today's age of bizarre food videos, many of us are unfazed by highly unusual dishes and/or eating habits. From strange food combinations to nonsensical cooking practices, videos of all kinds have gone viral. But have you ever seen someone try to eat a potted plant? Recently, a video showing a person appearing to do so (at first glance) has taken Instagram by storm. It has been viewed over 50 million times on the platform so far and has received a wide range of reactions.

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In the video by @sthefannyoliveiratv, we see the vlogger step outside and take a bite of what looks like a potted plant. She takes a large piece out of the pot, which appears to be filled with soil. However, in the rest of the video, she shows us how she actually made this “potted plant” from scratch, which is actually a chocolate creation. First, she cuts a large bar of chocolate into smaller pieces and then melts them in the microwave. She then carefully pours the melted chocolate into a thermocol cup. Using it as a mold for the pot, she pours the chocolate into it in such a way that the insides are completely covered but a cavity is left in the middle. She puts the cup in the fridge to let the chocolate set. Later, she cuts and peels the cup, separating the small chocolate “pot.” She places it upside down on a plate and dusts it with cocoa powder to give it a rough, naturally “muddy” look.

Next, she opens a pack of Oreos and separates the white cream filling in the middle from the chocolate cookies. She collects the latter in a bag and mashes it into a soil-like crumb cake. She fills the chocolate pot with pieces of chocolate cake and tops it with the Oreo crumb cake. Finally, she places a stem of a plant with leaves in the middle to make it look like it is “growing” out of the chocolate soil. Watch the full viral video below:

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In the comments, many Instagram users confessed that they initially thought she was eating real grass. Some believed it was a new trend. Read some of the reactions below:

“I really thought she was eating dirt.”

“Okay, you got me.”

“That's not fair. If someone has only seen the first part, then…”

“Dude, I thought she took some kind of dirt clumps, cut them up, melted them, froze them, and then sprinkled loose dirt around them. It wasn't until the Oreos that I realized it was all chocolate, lol.”

“Thank God for this ending because I was already losing control.”

“To be honest, I just expected it to be an authentic form of internet content. It's just that now people are eating trees…”

“I’m more interested in why your fridge is empty.”

What do you think about this viral video? Let us know in the comments below.

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