How to Quickly Prepare Peaches Using Viral Peach-Pitting Hack

It’s peach season in Hampton Roads!  The annual Knotts Island Peach Festival is coming up on July 30th and 31st and now there’s an easy way to pit your peaches thanks to a viral TikTok video.

The clip, shared by user @Loriwoosley, has over 964,000 views and shows Lori Woosley-Uden using a pair of needle-nosed pliers to easily pull a pit from a whole peach, in one swift motion.


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“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi retweeted the video saying, “Omg this kitchen hack!! Has anyone tried this??” The comments poured in from users swearing to its validity so Padma tested it out herself in a video on Instagram.

Take a look:

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It works!  Grab your needle-nosed pliers (cleaned and disinfected first) and start pitting your peaches!