Here’s How to Open a Ketchup Packet the Right Way

Eating on the go? Try this genius hack to open a ketchup packet without the mess.

It’s no surprise that we love fast food: McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell—you name it. It’s super easy to grab while we’re out and about, whether we’re running weekend errands or heading home after a long day. Yes, we love having the time to cook a homemade meal, but sometimes convenience wins out.

So when we find ourselves eating in the car, we need to make the process as easy as possible. And boy do we have the perfect fast-food hack for you.

How to open a ketchup packet

We all know those ketchup packets that come along with our fast food meals: the little plastic bags that we tear open and squeeze the absolute heck out of. Sometimes the ketchup goes onto our burger wrapper. Sometimes it goes into the open box of chicken nuggets. Sometimes it covers the fries themselves, and sometimes it covers us!

Well, thanks to this genius hack from TikTok user @cookiterica, we won’t have to worry about that anymore. When you’re ready to open your ketchup packet, don’t tear off a small corner and squeeze. Instead, rip the edge all the way down one side. That way, you have a large opening—perfect for mess-free dipping (you’ll love this for the kids).

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Try this french fry recipe for your ketchup

Let’s be honest: We just can’t get enough of McDonald’s fries. There are scientific reasons we love them so much. And now we’re all craving them. Whoops … sorry!

But don’t discount the warmth and love put into homemade french fries. Whenever I do burger night, I always make wedge-cut fries from scratch—they’re delicious and fun to make. The health conscious among us can always use an air fryer to heat up their french fries. However you like to eat your fries, with this hack, you always know you’re gonna have a good time.

Now that you know how to open a ketchup packet the right way, read on to learn how to open a can without a can opener.

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