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Royal butler demonstrates the 'correct way' to eat a Pot Noodle

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Royal butler demonstrates the 'correct way' to eat a Pot Noodle

People have been left conflicted over a former royal butler's methods of how to eat a Pot Noodle in the 'correct way'.

Be prepared to be utterly bewildered:

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As far as I'm concerned, the best and most appropriate way to consume a Pot Noodle is either when you've stumbled in from a rather heavy night out and need a quick snack of soupy, salty goodness to help send you to sleep.

Or, when you've run out of money and have decided the only way you can get through the month is by microwaving - to save energy costs - a pot of the (typically) under-£2 goodness.

However, Grant Harrold, a 'former royal butler to King Charles III and family' and 'Britain's Etiquette Expert' - who has over 100,000 followers on TikTok - has changed the game completely, leaving his followers baffled.

Grant Harrold claims he used to be a butler to King Charles III and family. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok
Grant Harrold claims he used to be a butler to King Charles III and family. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok

A Pot Noodle isn't something you'd really expect to see on the plate of any Royal, let alone for it to have a particular 'correct way' in which you're supposed to enjoy it.

Yet Harrold has taken to TikTok to clear up the 'confusion'.

Rather than simply slurping the noodle straight from the pot, Harrold has emptied his into a white china dish.

The former royal butler then uses a knife and fork, drizzles the sauce on using a gravy boat and then adds a sprinkle of parmesan, before tucking in.

"After all, there's no reason for it to be complicated, is there," Harrold concludes.

Harrold used a gravy boat for the 'sauce'. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok
Harrold used a gravy boat for the 'sauce'. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok

The video has amassed tens of thousands of views, with other TikTokers and Pot Noodle fanatics having flooded to the comments to weigh in on what the 'correct way' to eat the delicious meal is.

"Knife and fork … for noodles… are you sure???" one commented.

Another questioned: "Did he just put parm on ramen?"

A third said: "I was with you until the Parmesan. Now it’s ruined."

A final wrote: "Soooo what ya saying is it is socially unacceptable to slurp them from the cup with no fighting equipment used."

Harrold also added parmesan to his noodles. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok
Harrold also added parmesan to his noodles. Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok

Alas, while Harrold may be convinced that he eats Pot Noodle the 'correct way', Pot Noodle ultimately has the last say.

According to the instructions on the back of one of its pots, it states: "Peel back lid halfway, whip out the sachet and add boiling water to fill level and re-cover with lid.

"Leave alone for two minutes, then add the sachet for that extra flavour!

"Just two more minutes to wait – then grab a fork, give it a good stir and dig in."

While Harrold may have more style, glamour and grace while eating his noodles, it is not the 'correct' or most faff-free way to gobble them all up.

The noodles are specifically designed for those who 'aren't a master chef' after all.

Featured Image Credit: @the_royal_butler/ TikTok

Topics: Food And Drink, Royal Family, TikTok, Viral, Social Media

Poppy Bilderbeck
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