The Grimace Shake TikTok trend may look like a creepy internet challenge at first glance, but there’s more to it. Read on to find out!
When trends come out, they’re usually either good or bad, cute or creepy —funny or disturbing. However, the Grimace Shake Tiktok trend not-so-subtly asks: “Why not both?”
The Grimace Shake trend is one of the most creative trends of the year that everyone is talking about. With over 3 billion views on TikTok, the hashtag #grimaceshake is one of the biggest of 2023.
Meanwhile, some still have no idea what the Grimace Shake TikTok trend is.
If this is you, hold on to your hats as we properly educate you on this goofy yet unsettling new trend.
What is the Grimace Shake TikTok trend?
The Grimace Shake is a berry-flavored milkshake named after the McDonald’s mascot of the same name. The Grimace Shake came into circulation as part of a limited rollout of Grimace-themed meals to celebrate the character’s birthday.
Due to its unique purple color, the Grimace Shake was the subject of much speculation, which kickstarted a trend on TikTok.
In this trend, the subject sipped the Grimace Shake while wishing the titular character a happy birthday. No sooner than they took a sip did the camera cut to a horrifying scene while an evocative dirge played in the background.
Most Grimace Shake trend videos end with the subjects oozing the purple drink while unconscious or semi-conscious. However, the ‘horror’ of the Grimace Shake TikTok videos is purely parodic. It’s intended to be surreally humorous to viewers as an inside joke.
In this video, @aydenmekus pretends to attempt a review of the Grimace Shake but soon faces the consequences of his actions.
This video starts with an upbeat ode to the Grimace Shake but ends on a much darker note.
In this video, popular food TikToker @tommywinkler gets dared to drink the Grimace Shake. He attempts the dare and starts to turn the same color as the drink.
Grimace Shake videos sometimes turn into full-on horror shorts. Check out this cinematically dark video by @haleyybaylee on TikTok that documents her Grimace Shake experience.
With McDonald’s having discontinued the release of Grimace Shake products, we probably won’t see much of this trend anymore. Although this trend will stay with us forever.
How to join the Grimace Shake trend on TikTok
Anyone with access to the titular drink can attempt the Grimace Shake TikTok trend. Just get your shake, record your video, and overlay it with a creepy sound.
Who says you have to go all the way to McDonald’s? This tutorial video teaches how to make a healthy Grimace shake. Watch it till the end for good measure.
Finally, don’t forget to be inventive with your Grimace Shake TikTok, and have fun. You can watch these videos for inspiration.