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14 September 2018, 11:14 | Updated: 18 September 2018, 12:42
The secret is in the foil packaging...
It turns out that the OXO cube packaging isn't the fiddly annoyance we thought it was - it's actually the answer to crushing the cube.
Yes. You heard us. We've been using OXO cubes wrong our entire lives.
Most of us using this staple of British cooking would unwrap the cube and dissolve it with water in a jug. But OXO have actually designed the foil packaging so it can be unfolded without being opened and used as a sachet to crush the cube in.
Once you crush the cube inside the foil, you simply rip open the top and pour out the crushed powder.
When you see it, you won't believe that you didn't realise this trick before now.
Many folks have headed to social media to express their amazement about the discovery of how to use the cubes properly, with a mixed reaction of outrage and delight.
At least we won't have to deal with the cube's powdery mess from now on.
I’m 54 yrs on this planet and never knew until today that you should squish an Oxo cube into a sachet type shape and simply tear off a corner and pour away - no bits of foil and no messy fingers. One gets wise with age one does. #oxosecrets pic.twitter.com/YynlQ7KLYy— Ex Fed Paul Herdman (@DyfedPowysFed) September 5, 2018
The hack first went viral in 2016, and it has since re-surfaced as a new wave of OXO fans have discovered its secret. Now you have too!