ByKhalil Wright, writer at
"Saturday, March 24th, 1984. Shermer High School. Shermer, Illinois. 60062."
Khalil Wright

The Krabby Patty formula has been an integral part of Spongebob Squarepants ever since it came out. Yet here we are 16 years later, and the formula is still a mystery.

Or so I thought!

There have been many theories about what the formula could really be. One theory even states that it's Spongebob's contract with the Krusty Krabs, but I doubt that... the truth is far more disturbing.

Now before I reveal that hidden ingredient, I have to give credit to a YouTube channel called Kmack Time. Those guys are the reason I'm 100% positive this theory is concrete.

Now for the moment of truth, an answer to this conundrum, what you've been waiting for!

The secret ingredient IS...

Crab Meat

That's right folks, the ingredient that makes the Krabby Patty the greatest sandwich in the sea is crab meat! Now let me show you the facts.

1. It's In The Name

In the show, there have been many Krabby patty variations, and they're all named after what they represent or what they're made out of. Here are a few examples.

  • The Jelly Patty - Made out of jellyfish jelly
  • The Noodle Patty - Made out of noodles
  • The Weenie Patty - Made out of hot dogs
  • The Krabby Patty - Made out of?... Krab Meat!

As you can see, the Krusty Krab names their patties after the main ingredient. So why should their signature burger be any different?

2. Nickelodeon Released The Secret Formula As A Recipe

Nickelodeon actually released the secret formula for kids to make and devour themselves at home. There was one thing that stood out to me though. They put ''imitation crab meat'' down as an ingredient! And I'm guessing they added imitation before crab meat so kids wouldn't know Mr. Krabs feeds his own kind to all of Bikini Bottom!

3. ''So That's What I Taste Like!''

In the clip above, Mr. Krabs is seen eating a Krabby Patty. Then all of a sudden, he utters a phrase so disturbing, cruel, and grotesque, you'll never think of the Krusty Krabs the same way again!


What do you think? Is the secret ingredient Crab Meat?


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