We Indians love to make memes and jokes out of every situation. We have seen several instances in the past one year where humour arose out of the most unexpected circumstances. Blogger and comedians, brands and restaurants - all kinds of participants rose to the occasion to contribute their bit to the fun going around online. As 2021 draws to an end, we have collated a list of the best food memes which made us roll with laughter. Right from January up till December - these funny and witty memes were widely circulated and with good reason.
Here Are The 5 Of The Best Food Memes of 2021:
1. Put The Vaccine In
2021 was the year of the vaccine, and this meme trend was among the first ones to go viral this year. As India began what was said to be the world's largest vaccination drive on 16th January, Twitter users suggested popular regional dishes which it could be distributed in. From Dahi Bhalla to Litti Chokha, Tarri Poha to Ros Omelette, this vibrant thread offered an insight into the vast culinary landscape of India and generated laughter. Click here to read more.
2. Nando's Chicken Shortage
Popular fast food chain Nando's ran out of its signature Peri Peri Chicken after dwindling staff members and supply chain issues. Around 10% of their outlets across Britain had to be shut till supplies could be restored. However, Twitter users made the most of this situation by sharing some witty and creative memes. Find out more here.
3. Met Gala
After a delay of a year, the Met Gala finally took place in New York. One of the most-awaited events in the world of fashion, there were a number of head-turning looks at this grand ball. Brands such as Zomato, Swiggy and Dominos took to social media to create some hilarious foodie memes based on the iconic yet eccentric looks sported by celebrities at the Met Gala. Read more about it here.
4. Cheese Overuse
In an attempt to make it more indulgent, street food vendors were often seen drizzling their preparations with a layer of extra cheese. Many food bloggers were seen capturing this bizarre phenomenon which appeared to be performative only for the camera. A flurry of memes flooded social media about the overuse of cheese by street food vendors. Find out more here.
5. Red Flag
The tiny red flag emoji was used quite frequently post this bizarre meme trend. Twitter users and brands shared all sorts of funny one-liners about problematic statements from their significant others. KFC, Subway and Dunkin Donuts joined the fun on Twitter. Read more about it here.
Which food memes were your favourite this year? Tell us in the comments below.
Happy New Year 2022!
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