Something went "terribly wrong" when one Canadian newscaster made artichoke dip to share with her team, and the noxious results are being seen across the world.
The team at Global News Calgary was sharing holiday recipes last week and traffic reporter Leslie Horton decided to make artichoke dip, according to a clip from the news agency posted to YouTube that's racked up more than 800,000 views since Friday.
The soggy, yellow dip that Horton whipped up gave her co-hosts the jitters, and when Horton passed it around she admitted, "I'm telling you right now, this did not work out."
Only two of her three colleagues were brave enough to find out first-hand.
Meteorologist Jordan Witzel took a big bite and nearly turned green.
"At first I'm like, well, it's not that bad, but the vinegar..." he said.
"But there's no vinegar in there!" Horton replies, before Witzel cuts her off by retching the food into a napkin.
The Global News team took turns laughing and gagging as they wondered what possibly could have turned a holiday artichoke dip so foul. Turns out, Horton improvised a bit when she made the recipe, trading lemon for an orange she had in the house and spicing it with celery salt and oregano.
Anchor Amber Schinkel also took a bite and managed not to bad-mouth the bad-tasting dip, at least until she was asked what she thought of Horton's creation.
"It burns," she said, holding her throat.
That vinegar taste apparently came from Horton's use of pickled artichoke rather than the real thing, she tweeted as the video went viral. Horton took the "#CookingFail" in stride, telling her TV station, "My co-workers’ reactions were priceless" and saying it's a good reminder that the morning news team has its fails, just like their viewers do.
She even tweeted "The Ellen Show" Monday that she's happy to share the recipe, "if you're up for it."
The video jumped as high as #21 on YouTube's trending video page Monday, with under a week until Christmas.