Eating Straight from the Jar

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: The utensil goes into your mouth and then
    It would only touch my single portion : (19 votes)
    14 %
    It could go into something that my SO and I will completely consume in that sitting : (35 votes)
    26 %
    It could go into food that would be consumed later within a day or 2, by either my SO or myself : (32 votes)
    23 %
    It could go into any food that only I would later eat : (26 votes)
    19 %
    It could go into any food that only my immediate family would eat : (17 votes)
    12 %
    It could go into any container including that can of whipped cream for a potluck dessert! : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are not allowed to do that here; everything must be put in a dish. DH’s rule, but I agree on this one. 


    Post # 4
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the only thing I eat from the jar is caramel sauce (love the fleur de sel stuff from Trader Joe’s).  Ice cream, never.  

    Post # 5
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @AB Bride:  this is exactly why I hate to eat food that other people have made! I eat peanut butter out of the jar but I’ll only get one spoonful. If it’s a rough day and I need that second spoonful, I get a new spoon. FI thinks I’m nuts.

    Post # 6
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    DH and I are absolute monsters about this, because it’s just the two of us so we don’t care. We drink entire jugs of milk/juice without ever pouring any into a glass. It’s a terrible habit but it doesn’t hurt anyone so we just don’t worry about it! haha we’ll have to stop before kids get old enough to start trying to copy us though …

    Post # 8
    4395 posts
    Honey bee

    If it’s the last portion and you finish it in one sitting, that is ok. Otherwise, never!

    Post # 9
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @iarebridezilla:  And yet he manages to go through 5 spoons in 24 hours… LOL

    I do not double scoop out of other people’s food. Gross

    Post # 10
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I double dip anywhere that feels like home and the occupants are people I share food and drinks with anyways. This includes my house, my mom’s house, and my really good friends houses. 

    Post # 11
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As I look to my husband who is currently eating peanut butter from the jar with a spoon…..


    It’s something I grew up with. No problems with it here.

    Post # 12
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We do it, but its just my FI and I. I wouldn’t do it if anyone else were living in the house.


    Post # 13
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    He and I share everything except a toothbrush so we double dip into the food all the time. 

    Post # 14
    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @AB Bride:  One of my worst habits is eating straight from the jar.  I do this with peanut butter and Nutella.  I’m kind of crazy about it, though … Not because my fiance and I worry about germs or anything, but because I never know if I’ll be preparing something for guests using that same jar.  I dip the spoon in, get a huge spoonful, eat it, rinse off the spoon, and deposit it in the dishwasher immediately.  If I want more, I have to use a new spoon.  That’s my rule for myself.  I’m pretty sure my fiance wouldn’t care what I did as long as I left some for him!

    Post # 15
    6447 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I used to drink milk straight out of the carton when I lived alone. I did it once at my parent’s house because I wasn’t thinking about it and my mom walked in and told me I better take that milk with me 🙂

    I don’t do it with anything else though (and I don’t do it with milk anymore either). I just picture the germs from my mouth hanging out in whatever the food is and multiplying and that grosses me out!

    Post # 16
    2064 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    AB Bride

    I started thinking about it and well i would put my spoon back in the peanut butter jar. or left over container. i hate it when DH drinks out of the carton but secretly with no one there i do it once in a while. nothing that i would take to a potluck though. i double dip every where too! When i first met DH i at first didnt feel comfertable enough to do this but  him and his brothers (there are 3 of them) they were all passing a tub of ice cream around with one spoon….i was totally grossed out but its been 8 years dating him and i cant deny ive done that now with out a blink of the eye.;P


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