Word to the wise: Don’t click on the “Discover” tab on TikTok if it’s after 10 p.m. Or if you’re on your way out the door, at work or on, well, any kind of deadline. Because it’s the kind of blackhole where minutes will turn into hours, and before long, you’ll be dancing in front of your mirror, covered in flour from making pancake cereal, wondering why it’s 3 a.m. and everything you own is tie-dyed. You have entered the TikTok Zone.
But there is a bright spot to all of that scrolling—a wormhole, if you will—thousands of #foodhacks videos featuring meal-prep shortcuts guaranteed to save you time. Like everything you see online, though, we had to wonder: How many of these are truly worth the effort—and which are pure hype? We put the top TikTok food hacks to the test, revealing the ten worth trying the next time you’re in the kitchen.