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Jan 23, 2013 09:33 PM

Do you lick the inside of the yogurt lid?

If not, why not?

And is it poor etiquette to do so?

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  1. 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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    1. re: KaimukiMan

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


      1. re: ipsedixit

        note/hint: you won't find witnesses

    2. 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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      1. 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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        1. 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.

          1. 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!!