This Genius Chip Bag Sealing Hack Is Taking Over the Internet

Forget all about chip clips!

We’re hearing about all kinds of food-related trends that started on TikTok—like this explanation of how to eat a pineapple, this famous whipped coffee or this three-ingredient creme brulee. The social media app has proven to be a revelation for home cooks around the world, mostly because we’re all learning ridiculously fun things to do in the kitchen!

Now, TikTok has given us yet another “food hack” in the form of a genius way to seal chip bags. Seriously, you’re going to want to sit down for this one.

Wait, Have I Been Sealing Bags Wrong?

Maybe. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been using everything from chip clips to clothespins to keep your Doritos from getting stale. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, according to TikTok user @shine.on.darlin, there’s a MUCH easier way. Take a look:

@shine.on.darlinhow to fold your chip bags to keep ‘em fresh! ##chips ##foldingchipbag ##chipbagfoldchallenge ##freshchips ##chiptricks ##fritos ##fyp

♬ Juicy – Doja Cat


Did your jaw just hit the floor?! Yeah, so did ours the first time we watched it.

We’ve Learned That Practice Makes Perfect

What’s nice about this trick is that it doesn’t require any additional stuff—once you get good at it, you can just fold the corners of your bag in like you’d fold wrapping paper, roll up the bottom and stick the pointed end underneath. Of course, as with any food trend, a little practice is required here; this isn’t quite as easy as it looks. But since we’re all in quarantine anyway, now’s the perfect time to master it.

Once you get the hang of it, though, you’ll be the coolest chip-bag-sealer around (and who doesn’t want that title?). If you still have more time on your hands than you can handle, we suggest baking sourdough bread.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.