Tide Detergent Now Used as Ghetto Currency

January 8th, 2013

Via: New York Magazine:

It turned out the detergent wasn’t ­being used as an ingredient in some new recipe for getting high, but instead to buy drugs themselves. Tide bottles have become ad hoc street currency, with a 150-ounce bottle going for either $5 cash or $10 worth of weed or crack cocaine. On certain corners, the detergent has earned a new nickname: “Liquid gold.” The Tide people would never sanction that tag line, of course. But this unlikely black market would not have formed if they weren’t so good at pushing their product.

One Response to “Tide Detergent Now Used as Ghetto Currency”

  1. quintanus Says:

    Something similar is happening with liquor bottles in Washington

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