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These Are the Most Popular Food Hacks on the Internet

These Are the Most Popular Food Hacks on the Internet

HelloFresh have rounded up some of the most popular TikTok food hacks of 2021, showing you how to recreate these at home.
Here are the UK's most popular food hacks from the past year, from shredded chicken and poached eggs to the famous tortilla folding technique. Read expert tips from HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, on how to put your own spin on the hacks.

HelloFresh have rounded up some of the most popular TikTok food hacks of 2021, showing you how to recreate these at home.
Here are the UK's most popular food hacks from the past year, from shredded chicken and poached eggs to the famous tortilla folding technique. Read expert tips from HelloFresh Recipe Development Manager, Mimi Morley, on how to put your own spin on the hacks.

Top 10 Food Hacks in the UK

Hack Views Likes Engagement rate (views per like)
Using a handheld electric whisk to shred chicken fillets 50,100,000 7,800,000 6.4
Opening a pineapple without a knife 5,600,000 867,700 6.5
Quick cooking recipe for instant ramen 6,100,000 920,200 6.6
Multiple burger hacks, including eating burger upside down so the thicker top of the bun soaks up juices 867,600 98,200 8.8
Tortilla egg sandwich hack 2,400,000 219,300 10.9
Don't waste time peeling a kiwi, you can eat it with its skin on 1,800,000 131,300 13.7
Tortilla folding technique 1,800,000 126,600 14.2
Mango slicing technique 959,300 66,100 14.5
Rinsing rice prior to boiling it 1,100,000 70,400 15.6
Tomato confit recipe 1,600,000 94,200 17
Speedy cooking by inserting spoon into the centre of a jacket potato before putting in oven 2,800,000 147,300 19
Cooking an omelette in a food bag in a pan of boiling water 3,400,000 158,800 21.4
Watermelon slicing technique 555,600 18,100 30.7
Cooking poached egg within a ladle lowered into boiling water 3,500,000 83,200 42.1

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Shred Chicken

The most popular food hack in 2021 was shredding a chicken breast using a handheld electric whisk. @Raisling.wildlings_ shared the hack on TikTok in July and with 50,100,00 views and 7,800,00 likes, this viral hack became a sensation amongst TikTok users.


The hack involves shredding chicken breasts in a deep bowl by using a handheld electric whisk. Perfect for recipes such as mexican shredded chicken tacos and shredded chicken noodle soup.

Mimi suggests mixing the chicken into a peri peri sauce or seasoning, adding to wraps with avocado, tomato and lettuce and serving with a corn on the cob for a flavoursome dinner.

Try This Fun Way of Opening a Pineapple

According to this hack by content creators Ashley and Taylor Johnson (@twincoast) you don't need to cut or peel a pineapple to access the juicy goodness inside. All you need to do is pull it apart using the 'spikes' around the pineapple.

You firstly need to twist the crown off the top, then you tap and turn the pineapple 10 times, once you've done that you have to roll the pineapple on it's side using lots of pressure. After these steps you should be able to pull small chunks of pineapple out using the 'spikes', keep repeating the steps if you struggle to get the pineapple out.

This recipe is perfect for minimising food waste as you’re using much more of the pineapple than you would if cutting it up. With that in mind, HelloFresh UK recommends using the pineapple in a refreshing smoothie by first removing the skin of the pineapple, boiling the core so it’s soft and adding this and the pineapple chunks to a blender with mango, orange juice and ice.

A Delicious Way to Make Instant at Home Ramen

If you're ever craving ramen but feel it's too complicated to make, then look no further as this instant ramen hack, made popular by TikToker @eatwithadrian, is super quick and makes for a great meal.

Cook your packet of miso flavour ramen as usual. Then in a bowl mix 1 egg, Kewpie mayo, garlic, the seasoning from the packet ramen and noodle water. Once your noodles are cooked, mix in the sauce you just made and serve.

A simple and easy recipe can be made all the more delicious by adding a few extras to spice up the dish. Mimi recommends adding spring onions, mushrooms, green veg such as bok choy, cabbage or kale, and chilli oil.

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