When I was 14, a neighbour excited all the kids in the neighbourhood when she revealed that she could make home-made Tropika.
Now think about it. I hardly ever had any money, Tropika was a guilty pleasure (I wasn't allowed to drink anything sugary sweet) and it only cost R1 a cup. It was a bargain.
So off we went to queue at her house, ready to have our fix of home-made dairy juice.
If only we had asked one person to first taste it to see if it was worth us spending a rand on it. Of course not everyone hated it. I was one of the few. I didn't even finish the concoction and I stayed away from my neighbour and her food adventures.
A few days ago I came across tweets of people sharing recipes of home-made Amarula and Hunter's Dry.
'WTF?' Was my first reaction and I immediately recalled 14 year old me disgusted by the fake Tropika.
And then I started laughing.
People are really creative and would do anything to trend on social media.
I suggest you don't try these recipes. From my experience, they never work.