On October 30, 2018, a photo featuring what appeared to be caffeinated Monster Energy Drink-branded ham went viral on Twitter, and not because it looked delicious. Monster Energy Drink is considered by many to be a lackluster beverage, which pummels your body with huge amounts of sugar without much nutritional value to speak of. The idea that the people behind that product would go on to produce a tasty ham was both hilarious and terrifying.
“White people dont have culture” OK THEN EXPLAIN THIS https://t.co/heJPvviljn— ᴠɪɴᴄᴇɴᴛ (@ᴠɪɴᴄᴇɴᴛ)1540938228.0
What happens after eating Monster Energy Ham https://t.co/pZNI2SonAR— GonePatrol (@GonePatrol)1541107464.0
The sight of "Monster Energy Ham" had many people reacting in a similar way:
@vinnybrack https://t.co/7FoJfkzygx— Beel (@Beel)1540948317.0
I HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS https://t.co/aRfFSoXLOI— Alex Gervasi (@Alex Gervasi)1540956879.0
What fresh horrors has mankind released upon the world?
@vinnybrack https://t.co/rk7EVmmBuV— Outspoken_E (@Outspoken_E)1540948187.0
@vinnybrack https://t.co/YmuCZEMFsa— ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ sʜᴜɢᴀ 💕 (@ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ sʜᴜɢᴀ 💕)1540946859.0
There's simply no escaping the Monster Ham.
This maybe the whitest thing I have ever seen https://t.co/OwxcWbspAq— Matthew A. Cherry (@Matthew A. Cherry)1540947597.0
@vinnybrack 🤭 https://t.co/iKH3LN18yE— King BH 📶 (@King BH 📶)1540958056.0
The only thing more frightening than Monster Energy Ham is what might come next...
Just wait until they find a way to combine Rip-Its and beef jerky into the same snack. https://t.co/Q6Nn06Kzgq— Alex de Campi (@Alex de Campi)1541030077.0
@vinnybrack https://t.co/QRwoMj9Hxq— Brea🦄. (@Brea🦄.)1540948086.0
To be fair, however, gamers (who often drink Monster) might love to drop some of this ham onto their lunches.
so if eat this would it make me better at #BlackOps4? that's what I'm getting at 🤣 https://t.co/u0u1pJOc8x— LOL Network (@LOL Network)1541005128.0
There was even one Twitter user who seemed genuinely interested in picking some up at the supermarket.
Is Monster Energy Ham on sale in the UK yet, I could do with some of that.— Brendon Hope (@Brendon Hope)1541104024.0
Unfortunately for Brendon Hope, an investigation by Snopes.com revealed that the picture was a joke created by graphic designer Adam Padilla, aka Adam.The.Creator. On his original version of the photo, you can even see the watermark for the online meme-studio he used to manipulate an ordinary picture of ham into this monstrosity:
When your son Kyle is hungry after motocross practice https://t.co/YowiWDpB91— adam.the.creator (@adam.the.creator)1540921967.0
Twitter was immensely relieved!
I'm just gonna leave this here. https://t.co/DnmGjx0dxV— Kyle Waldrup (@Kyle Waldrup)1541098415.0
ICYMI: The Image Of Caffeinated Monster-Brand Ham Is Fake https://t.co/6B1EhNH0VC— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed)1541226180.0
@BuzzFeed @DannyjHill Finally, some good news— Abby🌹 (@Abby🌹)1541227835.0
@vinnybrack This meat is fake.#fakemeat #vegansnacks— Geoff (@Geoff)1540947985.0
In hindsight, we probably should have known the images weren't real when we saw the Gerber "Hard Baby Fuel" by Monster. Some things are just beyond believing.
@vinnybrack @tokkan https://t.co/dV5fNbDill— Kunoichi Thief (@Kunoichi Thief)1540995861.0