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Do you lick the inside of the yogurt lid?

ipsedixit Jan 23, 2013 09:33 PM

If not, why not?

And is it poor etiquette to do so?

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  1. KaimukiMan RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2013 10:08 PM

    on the advice of counsel I decline to answer as it may tend to incriminate me.

    in a public setting it would be considered poor etiquette as it is not the manner in which it is intended to be used. i am assuming you are referring to a single serving container with a foil or plastic lid that no one else is going to come into contact with, so it's only a minor infraction.

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      ipsedixit RE: KaimukiMan Jan 23, 2013 10:10 PM

      I'll take that assertion of the Chowhound 5th as a "yes".


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        KaimukiMan RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2013 10:22 PM

        note/hint: you won't find witnesses

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      selfportrait93 RE: ipsedixit Jan 23, 2013 10:54 PM

      I just did tonight. Normally I would scrape the inside of the lid with a spoon. Don't want to waste any of that good stuff.

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        Kelli2006 RE: selfportrait93 Jan 24, 2013 01:55 PM

        That is also what I do.

      2. ElsieB RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 03:19 AM

        Is this being done by someone with an individual container? Or someone that lives alone? I buy quart size containers and the idea of someone licking the inside of the lid and putting it back in the fridge seems very unsanitary?

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          ipsedixit RE: ElsieB Jan 24, 2013 03:22 AM

          Individual container.

        2. BeeZee RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 12:53 PM

          in public, I'll scrape it with my spoon, at home I will without shame lick the foil lid. Unless the cat prevails, then she gets the honor.

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            Zalbar RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 01:01 PM

            Dumb question, of course I do! :)

            It's like the crusty ends of a pork roast, or the top of a jar of anything. That's the best part!!

            1. Ruth Lafler RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 01:08 PM

              It's poor etiquette to lick anything that isn't meant to be consumed by licking (i.e. an ice cream cone or a lollipop). That includes forks and, of course, yogurt lids.

              As noted, though, etiquette is only relevant around other people whom you do not wish to offend.

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                liozzo RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 01:11 PM

                Yes, but only when nobody's looking, and I don't let my kids do it! (this pertains to single-serving only - I wouldn't lick the lid of a shared container)

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                  ipsedixit RE: liozzo Jan 24, 2013 01:12 PM

                  Would you lick if you were going to finish off that tub of communal yogurt?

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                    LMAshton RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 05:31 PM

                    If I was finishing the tub? Absolutely.

                2. njmarshall55 RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 01:54 PM

                  Yes. No.

                  1. mcf RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 02:07 PM

                    Only if it's cream top and only at home and only if it's single serve. YES.

                    1. Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 02:12 PM

                      My dog likes to lick the lid..he prefers the Greek version.

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                        afridgetoofar RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 02:45 PM

                        Well of course. That's the appetizer to a good container of yogurt. My cat licks my nose clean afterward, if it's a flavor he likes. Sometimes we share the lid (me first, I'm the person with thumbs and a driver's license).

                        1. SWISSAIRE RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 02:48 PM

                          Can you make a Shoe Smell ?

                          Same answer.

                          1. Bill Hunt RE: ipsedixit Jan 24, 2013 06:58 PM

                            Not exactly, but then I do use the spoon to get that into the main container.


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