Pocket Camp, the mobile take on Animal Crossing, is radiating some heavy wine mom energy recently with the addition of a special event item called “vacation juice.” The funny thing is, vacation juice sure looks a whole lot like a mixed alcohol drink.
Hopefully Tom Nook will lower his prices after sipping on some Animal Crossing Vacation juice pic.twitter.com/MNEtE0GOGA— Vic (@viktoreeatee) July 5, 2019
But, if you need further evidence, look at what happens when our lovable Shih Tzu starts drinking this tasty beverage:
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp recently added a new item called VACATION JUICE (totally not alcohol), this is Isabelle after one pic.twitter.com/ccWGLzMTJp— Lulu ⚡ (@luulubuu) July 4, 2019
Can you blame her, though? Isabelle works hard keeping your town in shape. She deserves a little vacation juice.
The internet at large seems to think so, too. “Vacation juice” has kicked off a number of jokes and memes. Some are celebratory, but many boil down to damn, I want some of that, too. Take a look:
Gonna sit in my light wicker chair and sip my pic.twitter.com/v581bnNZyY— kaylen (@MayorKaylen) July 4, 2019
I love her she deserves to have a day off with her girlfriends and some vacation juice pic.twitter.com/7Nw9D1IflY— Frejann (@Frejann_senpai) July 5, 2019
a certain someone decided to switch the water tanks with "vacation juice"— Bottle-o-Calcium (@YahMilk) July 5, 2019
thank goodness there's no set dress code in town pic.twitter.com/DCZVuJU3yj
i made a picture of tired isabelle dreaming of vacation juice pic.twitter.com/FEFblTfzHw— Kukka de Bierguirb (@horsemankukka) July 3, 2019
all that vacation “juice” got her slumped pic.twitter.com/1IWw88Gyub— taylor (@goldieleafs) July 2, 2019
When you had a little too much “Vacation Juice” #AnimalCrossing #PocketCamp pic.twitter.com/jKNXzyByH1— Nicholas (@ACPCNicholas) July 4, 2019
Vacation Juice! #Splatoon2 #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/tXxDnPg5yu— ☀️Zach☀️ (@Zetaislost) July 5, 2019
People talking about Animal Crossing's new "vacation juice" and how it's "totally not alcohol guys" are forgetting the og non alcohol alcohol beverage. pic.twitter.com/g7kRQcQQO9— Yoshi's Safari 2 (@Yoshis_Safari_2) July 5, 2019
“i swear, officer, the large jug is only filled with f*rtnite vacation juice”— *^! ⛵️ (@tuccccc) July 4, 2019
I’ve spent the past half hour looking at vacation juice memes pic.twitter.com/6fDkPDZLbV— chloe (@chloalas) July 5, 2019
Why not just call it what it is? Well, likely it has to do with Animal Crossing’s audience, which definitely includes minors. It’s not uncommon for children’s media to include stuff that seems like alcohol, only for it to be called something else — and that’s likely what happened here.
Whatever it is, I need Isabelle to pass the pitcher.