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YouTube delights as TV anchors gag on gross artichoke dip

Commentary: The holiday dish seems to have been revolting, and many have enjoyed the spectacle.

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They didn't like it.

Global News/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

"This did not work out."

With these words, traffic reporter Leslie Horton of Canada's Global News warned that the artichoke dip she'd prepared might not be the finest.

She offered the dip to her three co-hosts on a morning show. Those TV anchors tasted it and began to cover their mouths. They tried to make the act of gagging somehow palatable for television.

They failed.

Their faces contorted. Their mouths were desperate to spit this excrescence out, but they clearly worried what this might do to their image.

As they suffered, Horton explained: "I didn't have a lemon, so I just cut up an orange and put that in there. And I didn't know what spice to put in so I put celery salt and oregano in."

So what she had was half a recipe?

Anchor Amber Schinkel's reaction was simple: "It burns."

In order to make the festive heat complete, Global News on Friday slipped the video onto YouTube, where it's already enjoyed more than 850,000 views.

Some YouTube commenters merely delighted in the suffering. At least one said she now had the means to torture people she didn't like.

At this time of year, breakfast TV seems to have a knack for creating painful, viral video. Last week, it was an LA anchor who ended up in hospital after she tried to ride an electric scooter in the studio and wiped out.

There are still a few days left for more calamity that can turn into an online virus.