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Here’s The Trick To Spotting A Bad TikTok Recipe

Here's The Trick To Spotting A Bad TikTok Recipe

Lifehacker suggests always checking the ingredients of the box of the snack or treat you are trying to replicate. If the recipe doesn’t have the primary ingredients, it’s probably not a good one. With this method, Lifehacker uses Cheez-Its as an example. In one TikTok video, and we aren’t sure which one as there are many, Lifehacker notes that the recipe doesn’t use flour, which is the first ingredient listed on the Cheez-Its box. For those hoping for a homemade version of the snack, this recipe might prove to be a bust.

Another tip we can offer is to rely on your intuition. If you watch a video and immediately think that it’s too good to be true, you’re probably right. As The Atlantic reports, check if the person in the video actually tastes the recipe they are touting. This can help you decide if you want to give it a go. Plus, get suspicious. Who’s preparing the recipe? A chef or food blogger? Or perhaps it could be a random TikToker trying to sell a recipe as cheap and easy just to get views.

We aren’t telling you not to try a recipe that appeals to you, we’re simply suggesting to think it through first, to hopefully avoid disappointment. As Lifehacker writes, you can proceed with caution and consider it a fun way to experiment in your kitchen.