We're Just Learning About An Easier Way To Separate English Muffins Thanks To A Viral Hack

Okay, let me ask you a question: what do you eat for breakfast? If you answered "English muffins," then you are in for a real treat.

I'm about to blow your mind with this trick I actually never knew about, oh yeah. If you do know about it, then you are definitely smarter than me, ha, ha. So let's check it out.

There's a popular thread on TikTok that I've enjoyed watching.

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It asks people to show others things they wish they knew before they were in their 30s. And the latest video I found is quite interesting, to say the least.

In it, the gentleman reveals that there is a proper way to open an English muffin.

And get this — you're supposed to do it with a fork! What? Do you mean to tell me you're not supposed to just rip it apart with your hands?

Yes, that's right.

Ripping it apart with your bare hands is definitely not the way to do it. OMG! Am I the only one who is baffled and surprised by this discovery here? Where has this been all my life?

Well, I hate to tell you, but it's right there on the package.

On some packages, it says, "Split using a fork." Come again? Okay, alright, but who actually reads these things? Am I right? It's an English muffin and not an Ikea piece.

So let's go over this again.

You insert the fork gently and run it all the way around. It's that easy, folks. Watch how it's done. This is how the pros do it, and you can do it too, ha, ha.

If you didn't know about this technique, don't feel too bad.

As it turns out, there are plenty of us out there. This video now has almost a million likes. I guess a lot of folks discovered this and freaked out about it, ha, ha!

And here I thought I was the only savage that rips their English muffins apart with their hands.

Who knew that this was the common technique most people used? Ha, ha! I love that. I wonder if these folks will switch to using the fork from now on.

If somebody showed you how to do this early, you should consider yourself lucky.

These two smarty-pants are so proud of their insider knowledge. Well, they should have told us and not kept us waiting to find out for this long. Am I right?

Okay, a moment of truth — did you know about this?

And more importantly, were you just holding out on us? LOL. In everyone's defense, it is written on the package. So I guess we can only blame ourselves for not reading it. But who's got the time, right?