Some delicious foods are astoundingly difficult to eat. It’s one of the great tragedies of life, as you are constantly faced with the decision to either make a mess and/or injure yourself trying to appease your taste buds, or let those sweet, inconvenient foods fade away into the night as you take the path of least resistance.
While there are certainly foods even more challenging than mangoes, the fruit is certainly one of the messiest. Try to sink your teeth into that and you’ll be dripping with juice in no time. Try to cut it and you’ll hit the pit…and make a mess trying to get around it.
But one TikTok user is sharing her boyfriend’s tried and true way for conquering the mango without getting so frustrated at the aftermath that you swear them off for another six months.
“This is how my boyfriend peels his mangoes,” says Katie Feeney at the start of the video. “Let me know if anyone else does this.”
What follows is a life-changing hack. Watch and learn.
First, the boyfriend, Sean, cuts through the middle of the mango, but leaves the very center in tact.
Then he twists and pops it half like a Russian nesting doll, revealing the pit.
There are probably other ways to get rid of this, but Sean rips it out with his teeth and chucks it into the great outdoors. So that works.
And then you’re left with two mango halves ready to be scooped!
This admittedly isn’t a brand new technique that no one has ever done before.
But a lot of people didn’t know about it, and were thrilled about the helpful tip!
Brb, buying some mangoes. Thanks, Sean and Katie!