Have you ever had problems eating chips with friends who doesn’t seem to think they’re not the only one eating from the bag? Or do you prefer eating chips on a bowl, but hate cleaning up after? But, maybe you’re just outside, and you just can’t find that bowl to eat comfortably from? Or you just hate digging into the bag with cheese and barbecue stuck on the sides, consequently making the back of your hand so sticky. Then, this post’s for you!
I’ve learned this nifty little trick from my sister, but she told me this was taught to her by her friends. So, the credit goes to them.
Preparation: Get yourself the best bag of chips you’ll want to try the neatest trick you will be doing in your whole snack-life. I’ve got here a bag of Jack ‘n Jill Roller Coaster, whose Cheese flavor is my favorite. But, I just have to try this new Ham and Cheese flavor. Step one: Just set it lying down on a table.
Tools: Get a clean or stainless cutter, or anything sharp for that matter as long as it could cut through a thin piece of aluminum and plastic—even a safety pin would do! Just be careful! Step two: Punch a small slit about 10 millimeters long through the center of the lying bag.
Opening: Starting from the center, work your way through the bag and open a hole following a spiral direction. This ensures a clean and organized result compared to just tearing out large chunks of plastic and aluminum from the bag of chips. And, that was step number three.
The Spiral: The fourth step continues from the spiral motion as directed from the previous one, opening a hole big enough for at least two persons to get something simultaneously—the objective here is to share the bag of chips.
Warning: It is possible, however, that you would really get addicted to spiraling aluminum and plastic out of the package—just remember to stop before you ran out of bag. Here, you would see the result of such spiraling. Step five: Oh, look at that beautiful bowl.
The Bowl: Now, you have a bowl. Something easily disposable—no cleaning after, no messy and sticky backs of the hands, and no digging. You just have to eat everything. Remember our objective—to share with friends and family. Step number six: Eat your share of the chips.
The Drawback: If you’re eating chips all by yourself—time comes you just have no one to share it with. This exposes the only drawback to this method: You have to eat all three or more servings of this fat-full carbohydrate-rich snack food. Good luck on your weight. Step seven: Eat [again?] … all that’s left.
The End: Remember: flatten before throwing, and segregate recyclable from biodegradable and non-recyclable materials. The end is just another beginning—want another bag of chips? Go get one yourself! 😛
Disclaimer: This was not a paid advertisement by Jack ‘n Jill or any company for that matter.
6 responses to “Do-it-Yourself Snack Bowl”
Haha! My workmates eat thru junk foods like that too. But for some reason, I have this preference of eating my junk food opened from the upper side.
@Mae: Yes, it is! 😉
@Euri: It’s just a matter of preference, I guess. 🙂
Ah! Another wonderful thing to do with a cutter. When I was still in school, it had been one of my most indispensable tools. But my friends and I used our cutters for something else—like cut plastic water bottles to make “tabo” so we can take a bath at our tambayan (water courtesy of our Manong Bong).
Like I said, weirdo ka. 🙂 Pero masarap ang rollercoaster. Kaya pahinge. 😉
Unique, promise. Haha. 🙂 Susubukan ko.
Haha! Well, naastigan din ako kaya naisipan kong i-post. Unang una, madali kahit na nagco-computer, kasi hindi mo kailangang hawakan parati ung bag habang kumakain. Ipatong mo lang kung saan, ok na! 😉