10 Messy Foods You’ve Actually Been Eating All Wrong
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Catch Popsicle drips
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Thread the bottom of an ice-pop stick through a cupcake liner. As it rests below the ice pop, the liner will catch any drips before they reach fingers (especially helpful for kids).
Moat PB&J sandwiches
To keep jelly from drizzling out, spread a layer of peanut butter on the bread first. Add an extra layer around the bread’s edges (to act as a square barrier), and place jelly neatly inside.
Make a cupcake sandwich
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Victim of a frosting-covered nose? Twist off the bottom half of the cupcake. Place it on top of the frosting for a cupcake “sandwich” with the frosting snugly in the center.
Flip burgers over
The top half of a bun is usually twice as thick as the bottom, so ingredients will rest on a sturdier base if you eat the burger upside down. Bonus: Now at the bottom, the lettuce will act as a barrier for dripping juices.
Fork and dunk Oreo cookies
Love to splash cookies in cold milk? Try this trick: Push the prongs of a fork into the cream filling of a sandwich cookie, such as an Oreo. Holding the fork, dip the cookie into a glass of milk. Eat the milky cookie from the fork without a mess.
De-bone Buffalo wings
Remove the cartilage on the wide end of the wing, twist the small bone, and pull it out with ease. Repeat with the large bone, then eat the wing in one bite.
Eat corn left to right
Butter and eat only a few rows of corn on the cob at once, munching through it horizontally. If you eat the corn in rings, kernels and butter will end up on your cheek as you turn the cob.