As one of the most basic yet delicious American classics, the hotdog is a summer favourite and is one of the easiest things to cook when you can't be bothered to spend an hour in the kitchen. So you'd be forgiven for thinking we had this bad boy perfected.
But, as it turns out, we've somehow been eating this 2-minute dinner all wrong. Like, who knew there was a proper way to eat hotdogs, amiright?
While we can admit it can at times get a little messy, what with all the sauce and toppings, we never thought there was a way to avoid the all-too-common "I just spilt mustard down my top" scenario, that - not going to lie, pretty much sums up all of our hotdog eating experiences. Anyone else?
But now thanks to a clever hack on TikTok we never have to worry about smearing ketchup all over our faces which tucking into the delicious American treat again. Hey, any way to avoid messily eating in public has us sold.
The genius food hack was shared by British user Sheena Marie, who captioned the video, which has amassed over 2.1 million views on TikTok, "no more messy ketchup and mustard on your lips 😂 #lifehacks".
In the video Sheena, who is based in the UK, says "show me the life hack that you saw one day that is now an unconscious standard practice in your life, I'll go first," as she squeezes ketchup and mustard onto her hotdog before revealing the genius hack.
Once assembled, the TikToker can be seen rotating the sauce smothered frankfurter around to the bottom of the bun, revealing a sauce-free side on top, which ultimately allows you to eat mess-free.
Get ready to have your life changed after watching this mind-blowing video below:
The video, which has already gained 119 thousand likes, has divided thousands of users on the social media site, many of whom took to the comments section, with one user saying, "me: wait, what" while another commented, "I've been doing the same for years".
But, not all users were sold on the hack, with one saying, "just put the condiments on before the dog?" while another said "stopped watching when they put the ketchup on," before one hotdog aficionado commented, "it is part of the experience lol".
Who knew people were so particular about how they ate their hotdogs? (New Yorkers are granted a special exception, I mean let's be real, hotdogs in NY are like a religion).
So there you have it folks, a genius hack so you can enjoy your hotdog without the mess. Ahhh, you gotta love TikTok.
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