Shout out to TikTok once again for teaching us something utterly mind-blowing. Well, it’s utterly mind-blowing if you didn’t already know it. Maybe you’ve been doing this for years. Awkward…
Anyway, if you haven’t been doing it for years, you might be interested to know that McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes are designed to be turned into trays.
Maybe it’s because I’m a childless adult, so I’ve not had the opportunity to deal with Happy Meal for a longggggggggg time. But this is brand-new information to me, and, in the words of Justin Timberlake, I’m lovin’ it.
We first heard about this food hack when TikTok user @hollyvlogsofficial shared a video of how the magic happens.
There’s a little tab on the box that, when you pull it, rips the box in half. This reveals a perfectly-formed little tray for your equally little meal.
I don’t know why I’m finding this so cute. Let’s just say, I’m incredibly easily pleased.
Comments on Holly’s video were a mixed bag of people saying they’ve known this for years and others saying they were today years old when they learned about this.
My personal favourite comment came from @rachael.official who said: “I used to do that and wear the top part as a hat.”
No word from a McDonald’s spokesperson on whether the top part is actually meant to be worn as headwear, but we’ll let you know if they get back to us on that…
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