Have you been peeling pistachios all wrong?

Virgin Radio

9 Mar 2022, 12:23

Pic: TikTok

You learn something new every day and it turns out there's a correct way to shell pistachios.

TikTok is always teaching us lessons, often about things you've never thought too hard about.

The latest one is about the right way to eat a snack.

You can't go wrong with the humble pistachio, from ice cream to decorating desserts with them.

Getting them out of their shells though can be a bit of a faff.

It can be a bit messy, but thanks to one TikTok user your prayers have been answered.

Posting under the name motorcityeats, they shared a top tip to make life easier.

Instead of pulling or prying them open and hurting your fingers, the trick is applying pressure in the right place.

Some people even confessed to trying to crack them open with their teeth.

All you have to do is press down on the open end, pushing the sides together, which will cause

The clip has been viewed 2.7 million times at the time of writing.

“I always thought you had to rip your fingernails off in the process,” joked one commenter.

Someone else added: “Thought the right way was licking all the salt off first lol #proper”.

“So no one shoves them in their mouth and uses their teeth LMFAOO” admitted one fan.

Some of the comments were enough to make you wince: “If you haven’t nearly broken a tooth trying to open one, have you really eaten them?”

One person said: “So u mean to tell me I’ve been ripping open my fingertips my whole life for no reason?”

Others asked what happens if the shell is mostly closed: “For those ones I use half of another shell to easily pry it open”.

Other recent TikTok hacks include fixing toilet cleaner properly, and how to make spaghetti garlic bread.