It seems we have all been living under a rock!
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There are a few things from our youth that really turn on the nostalgia big time, whether it’s Hula Hoops placed carefully on each finger, Collin the Caterpillar birthday cake, or just a good ol’ Cheesestring.
The very delicious little pots of bliss known as Petis Filous are among them.
Now, while many of us can recall the precise flavour of each and every variety, many of us didn’t appear to be aware that they weren’t quite what they seemed.
And after learning that Petits Filous isn’t actually yoghurt, one man later asked on TikTok whether he had been “living under a rock.”
Be prepared to be surprised:
The TikToker, Mally Cinco, shared the mind-boggling discovery to his thousands of followers.
Mally spoke in front of a screenshot of a 2018 Irish Times article, which read: “These little containers do not contain yoghurt, however, but ‘fromage frais’, as noted on the front of the packet, which means fresh cheese.
“It is low in fat, making it a popular dessert in France.”
And sure enough, on Petits Filous’ website, the ingredients list says ‘fromage frais’ – no yoghurt in sight.
However, he was still pretty shocked, saying: “Right to a lot of you this isn’t going to mean anything but this means a lot to me.
“Obviously I’m being dramatic but still I’ve been lied to.
“Like you’re telling me all now in primary I was munching on strawberry cheese? Are you serious? Like, if its not yogurt and it’s f**king cheese don’t call it a yogurt.”
Mally also captioned the TikTok: “Maybe I’ve just been living under a rock?”
After receiving over 269.2k views in less than 24 hours, the video has since gone viral, with many people also holding the same opinion that it was yoghurt.
One TikTok user wrote: “Knowing it’s cheese completely puts me off.”
“I thought fromage frais just meant like yogurt for kids,” confessed a second.
A third echoed: “Not me just thinking fromage frais was French for yogurt.”
“Wait ITS CHEESEEE?????” exclaimed a fourth while a fifth remarked: “I was so upset when I found this out.”
Others, however, had made the apparent bombshell revelations yonks back.
“It literally says in that screen shot that it’s called ‘fromage frais’ and not yogurt,” hit out one TikTok user.
“Plus they don’t taste like yogurt either tbh.”
A second quipped: “It has literally always been fromage frais. Nobody called it yogurt. It’s not even the same texture as yogurt.”
“Yogurt and cheese are just differently expired milk bro same thing,” explained a third.
A final TikTok user revealed: “You know what it was good I can’t even be mad.”
My sentiments exactly.
People Are Only Just Realising What The FOURTH Side Of A Cheese Grater Is For
Did you know what the fourth side is used for?
You can follow a recipe with competence, have a few signature dishes under your belt, and even boast to coworkers that you’re somewhat of a “foodie”…But do you understand what the cheese grater’s fourth side is for?
After a Reddit member shared a picture of his own cheese grater, showcasing the side with the fewest holes, food enthusiasts were perplexed by the pockmarked piece of stainless steel.
Does anyone ever use this portion of the grater, he questioned? What even is it for?
In a comment, the user added: ‘All this has ever done is hurt my hand, but I’ve literally never used those small hole graters ever. Pretty much just use the other side for making grated cheese.’
And it turns out that u/MrLewk wasn’t the only one who was unsure; hundreds of individuals also struggled to come up with a convincing response.
One person commented: ‘It’s for getting the bl***y thing stuck in the kitchen drawer and tearing a chunk of the front of the drawer off.’
An equally confused Reditter wrote: ‘I have this exact one… and I’ve also assumed it was to make the cheese bit smaller after grating. ‘All it does though however, is f*** your hand up when you miss hold it… mf… scrapes a good knuckle…’
While another joked: ‘It’s very handy for shredding cleaning sponges.’
Fortunately, some astute chefs shared their knowledge of how to utilise the dreaded fourth side.
One person wrote: ‘Took years to figure out, parmesan and lemon/orange/lime zest is best shredded on those two sides.’
A second suggested: ‘Zest hard cheese, garlic, nutmeg, or maybe ginger to make a paste.’ Another person added: ‘Potato pancakes come out great with this side!’
The smallest holes on the grater “produce the finest strands of cheese,” according to MarthaStewart.com’s food experts, who have since chimed in on the controversy.
‘If you want to replicate the pre-grated hard cheese sold in plastic tubs or cardboard cans at the grocery store, choose this side. It should produce a consistency so fine that the cheese easily dissolves into salad dressings, sauces, and casseroles,’ they wrote.
They continued: ‘This side is also used to grate nutmeg and zest citrus. It’s also the one most likely to cut your knuckles if you’re not careful, and the one that’s the biggest drag to clean, so use it judiciously.’
They clarified that the largest holes are ideal for grating fresh fruit and for shredding semi-hard cheeses like cheddar or Gruyère.
Cheese, chocolate, veggies, and other items can all be grated using the smaller shredding holes. It works best when a recipe calls for an ingredient to be finely shredded.
Finally, the side with the wide openings is intended for slicing and is useful for swiftly cutting cheese or veggies into slices.
Additionally, they offered advice on how to thoroughly clean your cheese grater and suggested soaking it overnight or using an abrasive sponge to remove any stuck-on food.
People Are Only Just Realising How Crispy Seaweed Is Made – And It’s Blowing Their Minds
Many people enjoy eating crispy seaweed, but few are aware of what it looks like in its natural state. People were astonished by a TikToker after learning its true composition.
British people enjoy special treats, and many of us adore eating Chinese food.
There are simply too many delicious food options to choose from, including crispy beef, sweet and sour balls, and mountains of fried rice. If you’re a dedicated takeaway goer, at some point you’ve probably kicked the meal off with prawn crackers and crispy seaweed.
The crispy seaweed you’re eating isn’t truly seaweed, so get ready for a shock.
Since we’ve actually been eating cabbage and other similar greens for years, some are now saying they feel like they’ve been “lied to” their “whole life” as a result of the revelation.
Who would have guessed it, huh?
She showed her followers how to whip some up on a budget, as it’s one of her favourite items to order when she treats herself to a takeaway.
According to the content creator, the salty snack is “actually a lot easier to make” than she thought.
She wrote: “So the idea of crispy seaweed not actually being made of seaweed really baffled me, I felt lied to!
“I had to recreate it, and it was honestly so easy, all you need is green leaves and some seasonings!
“The fish flavour actually comes from ground-fried tuna, which is just crazy to me!
“Making this instantly gave me all the nostalgia and reminded me of Chinese takeaways I used to eat as a kid!”
In the short clip, you see her finely chopping up the greens and tells people to use the “cheapest farmer’s greens from Tesco etc”.
She also advises people to use cabbage if they can’t get their hands on greens.
She explained: “Fry the leaves for about two to three minutes, then scoop it out when it’s nice and crispy and give it a shake.
“Drain on a plate with some tissue and then add two teaspoons of sugar, a tiny sprinkle of salt and a little bit of MSG.
“To make it exactly how the Chinese takeaway does it we’re going to add some ground fried fish.”
It’s fair to say the end result looks totally delicious, and people thanked her for sharing her handy tips.
Nonetheless, people were left flabbergasted to find out what it’s actually made from.
One person commented: “Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! I know what I’m eating this weekend!”
Another added: “It’s an extra step but if you parboil the green leaf then squeeze out water then fry, it takes out the bitterness, that’s how we used to make it.”
Meanwhile, someone else asked if they could air fry it, and Angelica said she thinks it would be possible.
She also admitted the greens she bought cost just 71p.
“That looks so good! My local has put theirs up to £5”, someone else chirped in.