Corn on the cob is one of the best foods – but its notoriously hard to eat.
Most of us opt for the wild-animal tactic – grabbing it with both hands, butter sliding over our fingers, gnawing away at the cob, corn flying everywhere – its not pretty.
But is there a better way?
One Twitter-user has posted a video revealing an ingenious life hack – that could change the way we all eat corn, for good.
As you can see, the technique couldnt be simpler. All you need is a long skewer – the wooden kind with a pointy end – and messy meal times could become a thing of the past.
The simple hack could revolutionise BBQs and roast dinners – providing a hygienic alternative for people who get squeamish about getting food all their face.
All you do is slide your skewer along one row of corn, making sure to pierce the corn as you do it. Then just lift it up and the corn should come away cleanly – no fuss, no mess.
One of the hardest things about eating corn on the cob is getting it stuck in your teeth.
If you just go to town on the cob, inevitably half the vegetable gets stuck in your teeth, with the other half refusing to come off at all. For all the effort it takes, you really dont get to eat that much of it.
Using the skewer trick is way more efficient – and ensures that no piece of corn gets left behind. Just think how satisfying it will feel to have a completely clean cob on your plate at the end of your meal.
Make sure you set an extra piece of cutlery for your next Sunday dinner – knife, fork, skewer.