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20+ Foods That You Have Been Eating Wrong!

1. Bananas

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Yep, that’s right, you’ve been eating the humble banana wrong all your life. You’ve probably been taught to crack open the peel at the top of the banana, but what if we told you that this is completely the wrong way? Take a leaf from our primate ancestors’ books you’ll realise that you should be opening a banana from the bottom. If you pinch the banana at the bottom it’ll come open straight away, with no annoying banana strings at all.

2. Cupcakes

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What’s the best part of a cupcake? Well, if you’re of the opinion that ALL of it is the best bit, then this hack is for you. The best way to eat a cupcake is actually to slice the cupcake horizontally through the cake section and stack the bottom of the cupcake on top of the frosting. This way, you get a bit of cake and a bit of frosting in every bite – perfect!

3. Oranges

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We’ve all experienced the mess of trying to open an orange and split it into segments. First, you slice it through the middle, but this ends up getting orange juice everywhere. Well, you should actually start by slicing the top and bottom off the orange with a knife. Then, make one slice through the middle and simply peel the rind off, leaving a perfect wedge.

4. Chinese takeout

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We love Chinese takeout, but did you know there’s actually an easier way to eat it than trying to get all of your noodles out of the box and onto a plate? All you need to do is break up the box that the food comes in to make an easy, portable plate. No washing up needed!

5. Shredded meat

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Ever been craving pulled pork but you just can’t be bothered to cook and shred it to get that delicious texture? Well, this is the easiest way to do shredded meats. Simply throw your cooked meats straight into a KitchenAid or other powerful stand mixer and blend for a few seconds. Bingo – you’ve got pulled pork all ready to go.

6. Easy tacos

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Did you know there’s an easy way to eat tacos that removes all the mess? Well, the trick is instead of buying taco shells, just get yourself a bag of Doritos or other tortilla chips. Make your meat filling, salsa, and grated cheese separately, then open the Doritos and pile all your taco fillings into the bag. Grab a fork and you’re good to go!

7. Candy Apples

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Yes, you’ve been eating candy apples wrong your whole life. There’s an easier way than just grabbing the stick and trying to bite the apple from the top. Next time, try turning the stick horizontally and taking a bite out of the apple from the side. This way, you’ll avoid getting sticky sugar all over you, and it’s easier to take a big bite. Genius!

8. Strawberries

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So, you’ve bought a delicious, fresh punnet of strawberries from the supermarket, ready for a summer dessert. But how do you get the top off the strawberry? Well, if a knife is involved, then you’re doing it wrong. Simply take a plastic straw (you’ll probably have some lying around for summer cocktails) and push it through the strawberry to hull it with ease and with minimal waste.

9. Apples

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We bet you always take the core out of an apple, right? Well, actually, that’s not the right way to eat this popular fruit. In fact, the entire apple can be eaten, core and all. That even includes the apple seeds in the center of the apple! Just make sure you properly wash the top and bottom of the apple if you’re going to try this next time so that all pesticides are washed off.

10. Cherries

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Cherries are another fruit that is probably a once-in-a-while buy, but when it comes to pitting them all you’ll probably regret that you ever bought them. Well, an easy way to pit a cherry is to balance the cherry on top of a glass bottle (make sure it’s not so wide that the cherry falls in). Then push a chopstick through the cherry and the pit will fall straight into the bottle!

11. Pomegranate

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Yes, we’ve all been opening a pomegranate completely the wrong way. It can be tedious to try and get all the seeds out of the pomegranate, but this way makes it easy. First, cut off the crown of the fruit with a knife (this is the bit with the branch sticking out). Then make vertical cuts along the side of the fruit, being careful not to touch the seeds. Then pull each segment apart and bash the outer skin to get all the seeds out at once.

12. Kiwi

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When cutting a kiwi, there’s actually an easier way to get the skin off than the more fiddly method of cutting it off with a knife. Next time, just cut the kiwi in half. Then, grab a spoon and spoon out the inside of the kiwi, leaving the skin untouched!

13. Boiled Eggs

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Ever stood there picking tiny bits of shell off your boiled egg? Course you have. Well, luckily, there’s an easier way – and you’ll wish you knew about it sooner. Put a teaspoon of baking soda in the water with your boiled eggs next time. Then, when it comes to taking off the skin, crack a quarter-sized hole at each end of the egg and blow – the skin will come right off.

14. Tacos

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Tacos are messy business, everyone knows that. We’ve already seen how you can utilise a pack of Doritos for on-the-go tacos, but there’s also a way to make traditional tacos less messy. Simply put a lettuce leaf around the taco shell. This way, if the shell breaks, the filling and shell bits will be caught by the leaf – making sure you get every last morsel.

15. Ice cream sandwiches

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Ice cream sandwiches are a godsend in hot weather, and there’s a way to make them that eliminates the mess of trying to spoon ice cream into cookies. Instead, take a sharp knife and cut through a pint of ice cream, forming the ice cream into perfect circles. Then, just place the ice cream onto your cookie and peel the cardboard off. Perfect first time!

16. Cookies

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There’s really nothing worse than when lovely, freshly-baked cookies start going hard in the container. Well, do you want moist cookies even a week after baking? If you notice that your cookies are going crunchy quick, add a slice of bread to your cookie container. This easy hack will keep your cookies soft and fudgy longer!

17. Mango

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Mango is another of those fruits that is a bit of a mess to slice. Inevitably, you either get mango all over your kitchen surface or you leave huge parts still on the skin. Well, next time, start by halving the mango with a knife. Then, push a glass into the soft fruity flesh of the mango and scoop it all out in one go. Easy!

18. Oreos

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They’re a ubiquitous childhood snack, so we hate to break it to you but yes, you’ve been eating Oreos wrong your whole life. We all instinctively want to dip the Oreo into a glass of milk with our fingers, but there’s an easier way. Instead, stick a fork into the soft middle and use that to dip – this way, you’ll get milk on all of the Oreo instead of just a small section.

19. Chicken wings

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The frustration of leaving a half-eaten wing because you can’t find a way to get the meat off the bone is VERY real. Next time, try pulling the cartilage off at the wing, then twist it and remove the bones. Do this once more with the large bone and you’ll have a boneless wing ready for eating.

20. Peas

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Ever struggled to eat all the peas off your plate at the end of a meal? We need to take a leaf of a Brits’ cookbook for this hack. Instead of trying to pierce each pea individually, or have them all fall off your fork, give them a little mash. This will make them easier to grab all at once with your fork.

21. Hershey’s Kisses

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Yes, you’ve also been eating the classic candy completely wrong this whole time. Most of us would open a Hershey’s Kiss from the top, right? Well, you’re wrong. Instead, squeeze the base of the Kiss and the foil will simply slide right off. Less effort for more reward.

22. Toast

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No, I’m not joking – you’ve also been eating toast wrong all your life. Most of us would spread a topping on the toast and then take a bite, right? We know it sounds strange, but next time try tipping the toast upside down before taking a bite. This way, the topping is the first thing that hits your taste buds – it’ll make for a tastier bite.

23. Ginger

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Ginger is the perfect accompaniment to a stir fry, curry, or even a smoothie. But sometimes, getting the skin off the ginger is a pain. Graters often can’t deal with the hard and uneven edges of a piece of ginger. However, it’s much easier if you use a grapefruit spoon to scrape the skin off.

24. Corn

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So, you’ve cooked a load of corn and you’re looking for a way to shuck it in seconds. This technique will make it easy and mean you utilise all of that delicious corn. Grab a towel and wrap it around the ear of the corn, then slice the bottom part off with a knife. After that, squeeze the top of the ear (where the towel is) and the corn will just slide out

25. Ice cream

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It might seem ridiculous but yes, there’s actually an easier way to eat ice cream. And it’ll prevent you getting painful fingers from freezer burn. As you eat your pint of ice cream, cut down the cardboard. The lid will fit as normal, but less air will get into the container, reducing the chances of freezer burn.

26. Cherry tomatoes

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Cutting individual tomatoes is a real pain, especially if they’re tiny ones like cherry or plum tomatoes. Next time, flip a plate and place your tomatoes onto the middle of that plate. Then, place another plate right-side-up on the plate, and slide a knife through the middle. Perfectly cut tomatoes all at the same time!

27. Broccoli

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Apparently, we’ve been eating broccoli the wrong way as well. While most of us would think to fry it, boil it, or microwave it in a pinch, there’s actually a better way to cook broccoli. We should actually be steaming all our broccoli. This way, less of the vitamins are drawn out of the broccoli and it’s better for us.

28. Burgers

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We’ve all experienced the pain of having dressing and salad fall out of our burgers, and the bun sliding all over the place as we try to eat it. To prevent that, flip your burger over so that the bigger section of bread is on the bread. This will help absorb more of the juice and prevent it from getting soggy and slipping.

29. Soft drinks

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Ever wondered what the little hole in the cap of a soft drink can be for? Well, there’s a reason it’s there, and it makes your life much easier. Next time you open a can, instead of breaking the opener right off, twist it so that the hole is right over the open can section. Then, slide your straw through the whole on the tab – your straw won’t move out of place while you drink.

30. Grilled fish

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Grilled fish is an ideal barbecue food – it’s nutritious and tasty and makes a great showy meal for dinner parties, too. But how do you prevent it from sticking to your grill? Try placing lemon slices on the grill first, then place your piece of fish on top of the lemons. Not only does this prevent any stickage, but it’ll also give you fish a great flavour.