“I Just Ran To The Toilet”: Serena Williams Decides To Try Her Dog’s Gourmet Food–Immediately Regrets It

May 16, 2016  |  



If you don’t have a canine, the idea of eating dog food probably never crossed your mind. In fact, doing so probably sounds disgusting (Those Beggin’ Strips commercials are cute, but no thanks). However, when boredom (and hunger) strikes, even the rich and famous are likely to try some questionable things.

As the story goes, according to Serena Williams’s Snapchat, while staying in a fancy hotel in Europe recently, Williams ordered food for her dog, Chip, after leaving his snacks and food at home. But we’re not talking about any ol’ Kibbles ‘n Bits.

“I promise you, it looked so good. ” Williams said in several Snapchat clips. “It was like, fresh greens and boiled chicken and beef, and it was seared tenderly and it was just perfection. I was like, ‘That looks better than my food!'”

But Williams contained herself, letting Chip have his pricey 15 euro meal. But after ordering her pooch some salmon and rice the next evening, Williams couldn’t resist. She tried just a spoonful of the large container of dog food sent (after pouring some into Chip’s bowl, of course), just to see if the food tasted as good as it looked. As you would probably guess–it didn’t. And not only that, the tennis star’s famed body couldn’t handle whatever was in that meal–leaving her running to the toilet for hours.

“I just ran to the toilet like I was going to pass out,” she said. “It did taste weird…it tasted a little bit like a housecleaner kind of thing. I don’t know what they put in this dog food.”

Williams was left “on the struggle bus,” sick after her small spoonful, regretting that she ever tried it as she taped herself, face covered in sweat looking quite uncomfortable. Still, she managed to find humor in the situation saying, “I really do need to get my life.”

The funny thing is, though, when I relayed this story to a colleague who has a small dog, while she said she would never eat the meals, she did admit that her dog’s food “has bacon and does smell really good sometimes…”

But just because it smells good, or in the case of Chip’s gourmet dishes, look good, there is a reason it has its own menu and section in the grocery store. And why it’s called “dog” food. Don’t try it, human.


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