I’m not sure how Nickelodeon predicted that kids everywhere would go nuts for buckets of neon green slime — but their prediction was correct, and childhoods will never be the same.
Everyone remembers celebrities getting slimed at the most inopportune moments during broadcasts of the Kids’ Choice Awards. The bright green slime has basically become synonymous with the Nickelodeon brand itself. But, have you ever wondered where the slime actually came from?
Thanks to an inside scoop, the recipe for Nickelodeon’s slime has officially been spilled (pun intended).
Marc Summers, the host of the classic Nickelodeon gameshow Double Dare, revealed exactly what makes up the neon green concoction during a press tour for his upcoming autobiographical documentary, On Your Marc.
Surprisingly enough, you could whip up a rough approximation of the infamous Nickelodeon Slime using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen. As PEOPLE reports:
What is the infamous green liquid that’s been dumped on the heads of every tween/teen celebrity imaginable? Though Summers says there have been “a million revivals,” he divulged the secret to Nickelodeon’s surprisingly simple original recipe: vanilla pudding, apple sauce and green food coloring.
Though this might sound like an odd ingredient list for the toxic-looking slime, it was all due to safety reasons.
“The insurance company made us guarantee if any of this got in the kids’ mouths it was edible,” Summers adds. “And it tasted good, and it smelled great.”
As someone who who is very particular about consistency when it comes to my food consumption, I would still probably give this slime a hard pass if it was served up for me in a shot glass. However, it’s nice to know that I can now recreate those iconic sliming moments from my childhood in the comfort of my own home.
After all, Halloween is right around the corner …