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A woman took to TikTok to share how she makes her Pot Noodle after her boyfriend called her out for it being so bizarre – and people online were as equally horrified

A woman has divided opinions on social media for the interesting way she prepares her Pot Noodle.

Alex McKnight gave a step-by-step explanation for the controversial method on TikTok, where it has since gone viral.

“My boyfriend told me to film a Pot Noodle tutorial and I will go viral for how ‘criminal’ it is,” she said in a video that has amassed more than 350,000 views.

She starts by boiling the kettle and removing the packet of soy sauce from the pot.

Now typically you would pour the hot water into the pot up until the line, but instead, she does something “criminal.”

She pulls out a sieve and a bowl and proceeds to separate the seasoning from the dry noodles.

After tipping the noodles into the bin, she’s left with just the powder which she pours back into the pot, combines with water, a dash of salt and soy sauce before mixing thoroughly.

Since being posted, the video has racked up almost 18,000 likes and hundreds of comments from people who were as equally horrified as her boyfriend.

One person said: “The way my eyes widened when you BINNED THE NOODLES.”

“So you’re eating soup,” wrote another viewer, to which Alex agreed, assuring them it was “good soup.”

A third commented: “omg I don’t see anyone talking about the fact you added MORE SALT to instant noodles.”

Someone else put: “I’m going to be sick.”

But it appears Alex isn’t the only person to make their Pot Noodle like this…

“This is literally the best way to make a pot noodle,” said one person, as another agreed: “I make mine the EXACT same even down to the extra soy sauce.”

This comes as a man shared a picture of his spaghetti and hot dog dinner online.

The man, known only as Kyle W, shared a picture of his dish to the Rate My Plate group on Facebook where it kicked up quite the fuss.

The image showed a bowl filled with spaghetti pasta which had pieces of frankfurter sausage threaded through it.