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Man Shows Why You Should Store Baked Beans Upside Down

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Man Shows Why You Should Store Baked Beans Upside Down

Bad news everyone: you've all been storing baked beans wrong. Watch this dramatic video evidence for proof:

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The mighty baked bean is an absolute staple of any self-respecting person's food consumption, whether you choose to have them on toast, as part of a fry-up, on a jacket potato - or even on some Weetabix.

However, if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's the annoyance of having to use a spoon, knife or fork to scrape out the final remaining beans that refuse to come out of the can after you've tipped it.

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Thankfully, one TikTok user reckons they have the solution: simply store your can upside down in your kitchen cupboard.

The @sockformation account, owned by a man called Tim, has posted a clip that shows his beans - shockingly - placed upside down in his cupboard, before cutting to a scene where they pour easily out into a saucepan.

Over the top of the clip he has written: "Always store beans upside down and you'll never have to scrape them from the bottom again."

Credit: TikTok/sockformation
Credit: TikTok/sockformation
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The video has blown up on the platform, with several commenters seemingly amazed by this revelation.

"What?? Just seen this now. This could be a game changer to all tinned foods in our home," wrote one person.

Another agreed, writing: "And you will not get sauce splash back either."

A third person added: "100% it is the greatest hack ever."

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Credit: TikTok/sockformation
Credit: TikTok/sockformation

The life hack wasn't without its detractors. Several accounts said there was no way that their need for neatness would allow them to store their cans upside down, if the rest of the food in the cupboard was the right way up.

Others pointed out, fairly enough, that you could just use a tin opener to open the can from the bottom - although Tim pointed out that in the case of his baked beans, they had a ring pull.

Also, if we're being picky, the video clearly shows that there are still four beans left in the tin and the completist within me would still need to use a spoon to get them out. Still, I suppose it's better than the dozen or so you would normally find lurking in there.

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Credit: TikTok/sockformation
Credit: TikTok/sockformation

Also note that Tim also seems to have adopted the same tactic with kidney beans - another infamously difficult product to get out of its can.

Lockdown has brought out the best and worst of food life hacks from the viral video community, with bored people the world over trying desperately doing their best to add excitement to their sit-at-home lives.

Last month a video went viral showing an unusual method of peeling a potato that saved time and allegedly makes it taste even better.

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In Stockton, meanwhile, a professional chef claimed that he'd seen a video that convinced him that you could make 'restaurant quality' steak simply by putting it in your toaster.

Truly, we need to start getting out more.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: TikTok/sockformation

Topics: Food, tiktok

Simon Catling
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