(Closed) Do you wipe or wash your soda can before you drink from it?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you wipe or wash your soda can before you drink from it?
    Yes : (39 votes)
    28 %
    No : (54 votes)
    39 %
    No but maybe I should : (31 votes)
    22 %
    I don't drink directly from the can : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    5106 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @ttn133: I don’t… But I have before if I notice something visible on it that should be washed off.

    I figure it hasn’t killed me yet…

    Post # 4
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m typically not afraid of germs in general — I’m not one to use the paper seat cover on a public toilet, for example.

    but when it comes to cans, I wipe the edge with my sleeve — you don’t know where they have been between the factory and your lips! so many things could have touched it while it was in transit, in storage, while it was being stocked, etc.

    Post # 5
    4770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i always think I should but i never do.

    Post # 6
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I always wash them. I have taken tours of the warehouses of the local beer distributors and only assume that the pop distributors are the same. After seeing them, as soon as the beer and pop come in the house I wash the tops. I also do it with canned food. I am not a germ freak, but I what I saw, I will always wash the tops.

    Post # 7
    3 posts

    I don’t but it is probably nasty and I should start.

    Post # 8
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When I used to drink soda i would always wash or wipe it because I use to work in a supermarket and saw how the soda is stacked in the warehouse and all the dirt that gets directly on the can. I havent drank soda in over a year though so its been a while.

    Post # 9
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I do.  Someone told me about something they saw/read about the soda can factories and rat droppings.  I never verified the info, but I have always at least rinsed the top off since then.

    Post # 10
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ive never even heard of doing this!

    Post # 11
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Not unless I see something that needs to be washed off. Then again, if I do see something like that I usually just get a new can.

    Post # 12
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I never do because I forget, but I’ve also heard stories about rat droppings all over soda and beer cans in factories. Yuck!

    Post # 13
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve seen others but I don’t do it.  I think if I saw where it’s been then I would but ignorance is bliss!

    Post # 14
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Don’t normally drink soda, but when I do, I don’t wipe the can.

    Post # 15
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve never thought to do this and honestly don’t see any need to.

    I’m very un-germ-conscious which is probably why I hardly ever get sick (build up lots of immunity to things because I don’t worry about what germs might be places and instead exppose myself).  I’ve drank from more un-wiped pop cans in my life than I could even possibily imagine counting and nothing has hurt me yet!

    Post # 16
    2318 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Might be in the minority but I always use a straw.

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