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What weird food habits drive you crazy?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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Eating the Cream Out of Oreos & 9 Other Nearly Divorce-Worthy Food Habits

by Adriana Velez

oreo jokeLadies and gentlemen, are your bizarre little food habits driving your spouse crazy? Redditor Showtunesaboutbacon was threatened with divorce the other day for eating all the cream from a bag of Oreos. Oh it was just a joke -- the divorce threat wasn't serious. But eating all the cream out of the cookies and putting them back into the bag? THAT is seriously gross. People do stuff like that, though. For all the different kinds of foods and different kinds of people in the world, there are so many different kinds of annoying food eccentricities that drive us all crazy. Here's a few of my favorites.

  1. Putting clementine wedges on the radiator. This was a favorite trick of food writer M.F.K Fisher. She would place clementine wedges on the radiator until they got hot and plump. Then she'd put them out on snow just before eating them. It sounds like the kind of thing that would drive a husband or cat crazy.
  2. Tasting the cookie batter. Everyone does it, I know. But maybe I don't want your filthy fingers in my batter.
  3. Doll-sized leftovers. This is probably my most annoying food habit. I'll leave tiny amounts of leftover food in the refrigerator. It's there because I might want a very small snack while making dinner tomorrow. And you will be in a great deal of trouble if you eat it before I get to it because I was REALLY looking forward to that tiny dab of baba ganoush.
  4. Eating off my plate. See also: Me stabbing you in the arm with my fork.
  5. Eating/drinking out of the carton. So drinking milk right out of the carton -- this is something 60 percent of parents do while their kids aren't looking, right? There's also eating ice cream directly out of the pint carton, which I do all the time because I buy flavors no one else wants. I am smart that way.
  6. Putting the soy sauce in the refrigerator. It doesn't need to be refrigerated! Ditto: Tomatoes, peaches, apples, onions, garlic, lemons, limes, I could go on...
  7. Eating just the muffin tops. No.
  8. Salting your food before tasting it. Oh no, I'm not insulted at all. Go ahead. It probably tastes like cardboard otherwise. Good thinking.
  9. Patting the oil off your slice of pizza. Sometimes pizza is especially greasy and you just want to get rid of those gross shimmering pools. But people who give their pizza the pat-down every damn time, what the hell are you doing? You do know that's PIZZA, don't you? It's not like your pat down is going to magically transform that slice into a pizza-flavored kale leaf.

What kind of weird food habits drive you (or your loved ones) crazy?

by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Putting ketchup in the fridge. Omg that is just wrong!!

mylilprincesses
by Paula on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Iol isn't that where its suppose to go?

Quoting goddess99:

Putting ketchup in the fridge. Omg that is just wrong!!

goddess99
by Michelle on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

No lol it does not matter what the bottle says. Cold ketchup is disguisting.

Quoting mylilprincesses:

Iol isn't that where its suppose to go?

Quoting goddess99:

Putting ketchup in the fridge. Omg that is just wrong!!


Rachael-Dawn
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM
I scrape the icing off of my cupcakes before I eat them.

I peel and/or scrape the frosting off of my oreo's before I eat the cookie part.

I always eat the head off the asparugus and then eat the stalk.

It drives me nuts when my food juice gets on my other food... mostly when it gets on my mashed potatoes.

I love pickle juice. (Not the sweet pickle kind)
mylilprincesses
by Paula on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Oh lol I hate ketchup it made me sick through out my whole pregnancy with my last child. My husband and older kids love it. It was like torture. Lol

Quoting goddess99:

No lol it does not matter what the bottle says. Cold ketchup is disguisting.

Quoting mylilprincesses:

Iol isn't that where its suppose to go?



Quoting goddess99:

Putting ketchup in the fridge. Omg that is just wrong!!


Saydar
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I always pat the oil off of my pizza. Guess I'm crazy.

Kimberly954
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM

i hate food juice touching my other stuff too.

I cannot have salad with a liquidy dressing on the same plate as my food.

I cannot stannd it when people salt their food before tasting it. My dh does this.

And please dont talk with your mouth full....ever.

Quoting Rachael-Dawn:

I scrape the icing off of my cupcakes before I eat them.

I peel and/or scrape the frosting off of my oreo's before I eat the cookie part.

I always eat the head off the asparugus and then eat the stalk.

It drives me nuts when my food juice gets on my other food... mostly when it gets on my mashed potatoes.

I love pickle juice. (Not the sweet pickle kind)


Rachael-Dawn
by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM
Full mouthed conversations and chewing with your mouth open grosses me out so bad. My mom used to get onto me because if someone was chewing like a camel in my vicinity my eyes would follow my ears and I couldn't quit staring with disgust. Not even kidding. My biggest pet peeve even now years later.

Quoting Kimberly954:

i hate food juice touching my other stuff too.

I cannot have salad with a liquidy dressing on the same plate as my food.

I cannot stannd it when people salt their food before tasting it. My dh does this.

And please dont talk with your mouth full....ever.

Quoting Rachael-Dawn:

I scrape the icing off of my cupcakes before I eat them.



I peel and/or scrape the frosting off of my oreo's before I eat the cookie part.



I always eat the head off the asparugus and then eat the stalk.



It drives me nuts when my food juice gets on my other food... mostly when it gets on my mashed potatoes.



I love pickle juice. (Not the sweet pickle kind)


goddess99
by Michelle on Jul. 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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aww =( that would have killed me lol.

Quoting mylilprincesses:

Oh lol I hate ketchup it made me sick through out my whole pregnancy with my last child. My husband and older kids love it. It was like torture. Lol

Quoting goddess99:

No lol it does not matter what the bottle says. Cold ketchup is disguisting.

Quoting mylilprincesses:

Iol isn't that where its suppose to go?



Quoting goddess99:

Putting ketchup in the fridge. Omg that is just wrong!!



KamsOne
by Jen on Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I didn't know soy sauce doesn't need to be refrigerated.  I always put my soy sauce in the fridge!  lol.  As well as all fruit...except bananas.  I just like my fruit cold.

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