Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Woman makes ‘Nacho Pool’ for kids and we can’t work out if it’s epic or extra

06/06/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Parenting TikTok has to be seen to be believed. Some of the trends will make you look back on your own childhood and think ‘god, how boring,’ but others will just leave you asking… ‘why?!”

We’ll leave you to be the judge of which category this next one falls into, but have you seen that one mum made a ‘Nacho Pool’ for her kids? Yup, that’s a paddling pool stuffed full of nachos and all the dips.

The quirky idea came from Alicia Dougherty – who runs account @doughertydozen and is a foster mother – and it has drummed up a lot of attention online.

You can watch it in action below: 

@doughertydozen

Snackerty Board got upgraded to a #NachoPool for #CincoDeMayo #FridayNight #PoolOpening

♬ Mentirosa – Ráfaga

Alicia’s vid saw her filling a kids pool with more tortilla chips than the eye can see, then topping them with ground beef, salsa, melted cheese, shredded cheese, olives, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

That’s one messy pool.

To clarify, the kids (she fosters several) weren’t expected to bathe in the pool, rather it was a fun extra-large vessel to serve them nachos.

The end of the clip sees the kids surrounding the paddling pool and tucking into their summer snack.

So, what do you think….genius or downright ridiculous?!

nacho pool

Imagine these… but in a huge rubber trough (Credit: Getty)

“What in the USA is this lol,” wrote someone in the comments. 

Whilst another penned: “My anxiety could never… all of the hands and the double dipping”.

Another raised a point about excess food, asking: “And how much of that did go to waste?”

However, others were into the idea.

“My entire family said we need to try this (that’s 13 people),” wrote one. “Thanks for the inspiration.”

@doughertydozen

#NachoPool went viral and made it to the #NYPost so I thought I’d share the #BehindTheScenes (that’s Dash and Jason on the side helping me!) #Nachos

♬ original sound – Dougherty Dozen

A fellow viewer chimed in: “This may seem exaggerated but remember she has 12 children to feed… so practical and fun!!”

“That’s the best non pool use for a pool ever,” commented a fellow supporter.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people invent unique ways to serve food to their kids. Remember the Nacho Table?

https://www.tiktok.com/@mazzzzzruh/video/7159371097064869163?referer_url=twistedfood.co.uk%2Farticles%2Ffeatures%2Fbest-tiktok-trends-2022-food-recipes-hacks&refer=embed&embed_source=71223855%2C121331973%2C120811592%2C120810756%3Bnull%3Bembed_blank&referer_video_id=7159371097064869163

The idea was invented as a way to encourage kids to eat through sensory play, and involved placing clingfilm on a table and then dolloping all the toppings listed above straight onto it, sans plates, sans cutlery, sand anything else.

We’re not going to lie, the double dipping is a tad unhygienic and we wouldn’t wanna be present for the clean-up afterwards, but they sure look a treat.

You can read more about that here. 

Featured image: Getty

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