If there’s one thing in 2019 you can count on, it’s that there will always be a new viral food about which people online have Very Strong Opinions. Today, I’m sorry to inform you, that food is a clam chowder popsicle.
"My friend made it. I have no idea why she did it."— Boston Magazine (@BostonMagazine) June 14, 2019
Introducing: The clam chowder popsicle. https://t.co/R1NwWkTt0F pic.twitter.com/dGsuO4zjpz
Boston Magazine found the frozen treat while trawling the depths of the r/Boston subreddit, where a user posted a photo of the popsicle — apparently birthed from the unholy union of a Campbell’s can of chunky New England clam chowder, a popsicle mold, and a freezer — with the caption “Summah is here! #NewEngland #clamchowdah.” (The photo had been making the rounds on Reddit for a few days, but Boston Magazine can be blamed for elevating it to national attention.)
Naturally, reactions on social media were swift and largely hostile.
enjoy the electric chair https://t.co/h7opxEQKBD— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) June 14, 2019
Now, let me preface by stating that I would never eat this beige, clam-flecked popsicle (I’m currently a vegetarian, sorry, shut up!!!), but I will defend it. My arguments are as follows:
1) It’s just a savory creamsicle.
2) Let the people of Boston have their moment — and their “summah” treat. They have so little else going on for them. (Except Eater Boston.)