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'Barmageddon' Host Tries Viral 'Pilk' Drink, Calls It 'Fundamentally Wrong'
Carson Daly tried out Lindsay Lohan and Pepsi's newest holiday sensation, Pilk, and the results were about what you'd expect.
On Monday, Daly introduced the hosts to a new holiday drink sensation introduced as a collaboration between Lindsay Lohan and Pepsi called “Pilk.” The beverage is a combination of Pepsi mixed with milk over ice to create a drink that the “Barmageddon” host bluntly described as “fundamentally wrong.”
After he explained what the drink is, some wondered if it was as gross as it sounds or if it would taste just like a root beer or Coca-Cola float, which uses ice cream instead of milk. Fortunately, Daly organized it so their curiosities would be satisfied by handing them all a cold glass of Pilk. Once they took a few sips, the overall consensus was that it did indeed taste like a root beer float ... but that it wasn’t quite right.
“It does have the root beer float thing with the dairy,” Carson conceded. “I don’t mind it, but it feels fundamentally wrong, like pineapple on pizza. It’s like I’m doing something wrong.”
In the end, he admitted the drink was “not terrible,” while setting the nearly full glass down never to try another sip as it started to curdle.
The origin of the new holiday beverage that’s sweeping the world on social media began when Lohan posted a video to TikTok in which she donned her steamy Santa outfit from “Mean Girls” to pour herself a pint of Pilk. She calls the dirty soda “naughty” and “nice.”
According to TODAY, although Pilk may seem like a new collaboration born of trying to insert another beverage into the holiday "milk and cookies" conversation, dirty sodas have been around for a while. They’re a trendy nonalcoholic drink that was popularized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah that combine dairy with flavored syrups and soda. The outlet notes that, although Pepsi is trying to make “Pilk” happen, it mentioned in a press release that it is “traditionally” served with creamer instead of milk.
Tune into “Barmageddon” on Mondays at 11/10c on USA Network to see more drink concoctions.