Will This TikTok Cereal Box Hack Solve All Your Breakfast Problems?

A viral hack has been circulating on TikTok for a long time . In countless #CerealBoxChallenge videos (does TikTok use hashtags? I’m old …) people show how, instead of using the tabs built into the cereal box, you can fold the sides and top to make an adorable little “Gift Box” for sweet goodness inside.

In our never-ending quest for knowledge, we decided to test this trick by mining and grabbing a few boxes of our favorite breakfast foods. Armed only with the instructions in the video, we decided to fold the box and see if it improved … just by closing it normally.

In testing the process, we found that the quality of the box itself matters. The branded box is stiffer than the flimsy trademark. We also had to consider the plastic bag itself inside the box – does this new closure method make pouring the flakes easier?

And then, of course, we wondered if it could even be considered a “hack”. Hacking is a quick way to solve a common problem. Are people spending every morning confused by the complex tab and bar system on top of their cocoa crisps?


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