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Billie Eilish's Crispy-Coke Experiment Gone Wrong

Billie Eilish’s Fridge Shows the Crispy-Coke Experiment Gone Wrong

Billie Eilish's Crispy-Coke Experiment Gone Wrong

Like Icarus flying too close to the sun, Billie Eilish risked it all for a crispy Coke, and the consequences were exponential. For weeks, people on TikTok have been sharing their recipes and hacks for turning a simple canned Coca-Cola into a five-star beverage. Popular hacks include adding citrus to the soda and serving it over pebbled ice after letting it "marinate" in the fridge for weeks, or putting the soda can in the freezer for a few minutes before enjoying. The goal is to enhance the CO2 levels of the drink and suppress the sweetness, making it fizzier and more refreshing. Evidently, Eilish chose the latter option to crisp-ify her Coke, and the results were surprisingly chaotic.

Without saying a word, Eilish shared photos of her crispy-Coke experiment gone wrong to her Instagram Story on Oct. 19. A quick glance inside the freezer revealed the aftermath of the can spewing all over her frozen food. Like the inside of a slushy machine or a food fight gone wrong, the mess was everywhere. A closer inspection at the underside of the second shelf — presumably where Eilish set the soda to chill overnight — also showed icicles of Coke dripping from the glass and creeping along the walls. Even the inside of the freezer door, which held an open bag of frozen peas and several ice packs, endured the mess.

Luckily, not all of the contents of Eilish's freezer were hit by the splatter. In the first photo of the incident, the Diet Coke lies on its side with the top of the can semi-imploded. From the opening, brownish slush can be seen oozing onto the bottom of the freezer. On the first shelf, directly above the can, loaves of gluten-free bread and what appears to be a pack of tortillas sit safely tucked away.

One shelf up, where the can originally popped, we see a bag of half-eaten flaxseed, a package of tofu, a bag of blueberries, and a container of unidentifiable food — possibly frozen fruit. Finally, one shelf higher, we can see a glimpse of the vegan singer's favourite nuts and seeds, including peanuts, pistachios, almonds, and walnuts. While not everything needs cleaning, it will definitely have to be removed to get the soda slush off the back walls of the freezer.

In some ways, the scene was a work of art, demonstrating the beautiful chaos of time passing. More so, though, the soft-drink eruption was a helpful reminder to set a timer, preferably for under an hour, if you're ever trying to chill a canned drink in the freezer. Any longer, and the water molecules will push the CO2 in the carbonated drink outward. As the pressurized gas tries to escape from the tiny can, the strain will cause the can or bottle to burst, according to Sciencing.

Though Eilish didn't get to enjoy her drink as planned, her crispy-Coke experiment will definitely be playing in the back of my mind next time I'm craving a chilled beverage.

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