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Here’s the trick to spot a bad TikTok recipe

Here's the trick to spot a bad TikTok recipe

life hacker suggests always checking the ingredients of the snack or treat you are trying to replicate. If the recipe doesn’t include the primary ingredients, it probably isn’t right. In this method, Lifehacker uses Cheez-Its as an example. In one TikTok video, and we’re not sure which ones, as there are many, Lifehacker notes that the recipe doesn’t use flour, the first ingredient listed on the Cheez-Its box. For those hoping for a homemade version of the snack, this recipe may turn out to be a bust.

Another tip we can give you is to trust your intuition. If you watch a video and immediately think it’s too good to be true, you’re probably right. if The Atlantic Ocean reports, verify that the person in the video actually tastes the recipe they are touting. This can help you decide if you want to try it. And get suspicious. Who makes the recipe? A chef or food blogger? Or maybe it could be a random TikToker trying to sell a recipe so cheap and easy just to get views.

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