'90s Kids Will Be Shocked To Learn What Nostalgic Green Slime Was Made Of

by Brenda Santana

I'd be lying if I said I haven't spent hours just watching Instagram and YouTube videos of people making squishy green slime at home. I've even had the urge to make a batch myself (a project that's still on my to-do list).

This new age slime is cool and all, but let's be real: Nickelodeon did slime first, and any true '90s kid can attest to that.

Shows like Double Dare, You Can't Do That On Television, and Slime Time Live made being slimed the dream of every child of that decade.

I would literally beg my mom to take me to Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando for a chance to sit in the studio audience and possibly be slimed. (It never happened.)

Since I could never get slimed myself, I loved watching contestants getting slimed and wondered what it actually tasted like — as many of those who were slimed always seemed to give it a taste.

In a recent interview with Tech Insider via YouTube video, former host of Double Dare and What Would You Do?, Marc Summers, gave the inside scoop on what exactly Nickelodeon's famous green slime consisted of.

Yup, you heard it from the source's mouth: Nickelodeon's slime was actually made using vanilla pudding, applesauce, green food coloring, and some oatmeal (just for some added chunkiness).

The goop was perfectly safe for consumption, unlike the slime of today, which has lead to a few injuries because of harmful ingredients like borax.

Who would've thought that all these years I could've been making my very own slime at home with ingredients found in the pantry?

Summers tells Tech Insider that the slime craze actually started on You Can't Do That On Television before Nickelodeon decided to make it a part of their entire network. He is also a slime purist, and said,

You know it's weird. Slime is hot again. And there [are] all these recipes online that have nothing to do with what we used as real slime.

That's right Summers, school everyone on what real slime is!