I don’t know about you, but I’ve only tried to prepare mango a few times. Both times, I had to google what to do with the thing.

I guess it depends where you live, but it seems like everyone struggles just a little over what to do with a mango. That’s why a woman’s TikTok about her boyfriend’s unusual mango hack took social media by storm.

I was taught to cut a sort of grid into the mango and then peel the sin back and scrape the cubes off the skin.

But Katie Feeney’s boyfriend had a different sort of technique.

First, he sliced the mango around the middle, crosswise.

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Next, he pried the two sides apart.

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As Buzzfeed explained:

Then, he pops out what he calls the “lollipop” center…

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After scooping out the inside of each half, he is left with a perfect, delicious mango, ready to eat or cook with.

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This method totally blew my mind. Because if you’ve ever eaten a fresh mango, you know how completely frustrating the process of getting that massive seed out of the middle is.

And this guy did it like it was nothing!

A lot of viewers felt the same way.

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They really appreciated the clever ingenuity and vowed to try it themselves.

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Some even went so far as to describe it as life-altering.

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Others, however, were less impressed.

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It seems that this is a very common way of preparing a mango in Middle Eastern and Asian cultures.

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In fact for some, it was the only way they knew how to eat a mango.

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Isn’t it funny how something that seems completely revolutionary to one group of people can be just as mundane to the other?

Take a look at the video, and see what you think for yourself.


what do you guys think?🥭 #howto

♬ original sound – Katie Feeney

Ordinary? Or extraordinary?

Let us know in the comments!