5 food challenges in 2021 that have gone viral on social networks

Much like the year 2020, 2021 has also faced several hardships, including a multi-month lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic. People preferred to stay home and be entertained in different unique ways. While some have taken to cooking (much like last year), some have taken part in various unique challenges on the internet. If you’ve been exploring social media throughout the year, you’ve surely come across several of these eating challenges. These dietary challenges have gone viral and garnered millions of views on social media. As the year 2021 draws to a close, we bring you some of these food challenges that we enjoyed the most. Let’s check them out.

Here are 5 dietary challenges that went viral in 2021:

1. “Squid game” challenge:

The Internet is no stranger to the popular South Korean series “Squid Game”. This show is based on a competition, where contestants compete against each other in a series of childhood games to win an exceptional cash prize; while the losers are eliminated by being killed. Based on this popular series, a bakery in Beijing launched a new challenge for customers: to make “dalgona candy” (from “Squid Game”). The food contest cost 58 yuan or US $ 9. The idea here was to make the candy from scratch in less than 10 minutes. Hundreds of people took part in the challenge, making it a success both online and offline. Click here to find out more.

2. Oops, I did it again:

Based on a trend on Instagram Reels, several Bollywood and TV divas took part in the “Oops I Did It Again” challenge, where they revealed their culinary secrets to the world. From Tahira Kashyap to Hina Khan and Anita Hassanandani, several celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon of this video trend. Click here to find out more.

3. #DontRush challenge:

Another such challenge based on Instagram Reels was the “#DontRush Challenge”. It was named after the popular song “Don’t Rush”. The challenge started with people going through multiple look or outfit changes in a single video compilation. This was then turned into a culinary challenge that several celebrities took part in with their favorite foods and gave the game a whole new angle. Our favorite was the challenge taken on by actor Tamannaah. Her challenge was not to leave her bed and to enjoy the mango with all her heart. Click here to learn more about his approach to the “# Don’t Rush Challenge”.

4. Post a photo of:

The third popular Instagram challenge was “Post a photo of”. This challenge gave us the opportunity to see the greedy side of several celebrities, including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. When a fan asked Sonam to post a pic from her lunch, she happily agreed by posting a photo of the meal she had throughout the day – a bowl of veggies like spinach, potatoes. earth, carrots and chana dal. Click here to learn more about Sonam Kapoor’s challenge.

5. The Fastest Meal Challenge:

Last but not least, the fastest food challenge has taken social media by storm throughout the year. From people eating hot dogs, sandwiches in a very short time to world records, we have seen people winning several contests throughout the year. Click here to find out how an American man won the challenge by eating a massive 20,000 calorie burger in just four minutes.

About Somdatta SahaExplorer – that’s what Somdatta likes to call herself. Whether it’s food, people or places, all she dreams of is knowing the unknown. A simple aglio olio or daal-chawal paste and a good movie can make your day.

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