Dried Out Condiment On/In A Bottle’s Spout: One Of My Personal Pet Peeves
Before I start this post, two disclaimers:
- Yes, I am prepared for you to all call me crazy based on this pet peeve.
- I only chose to use the Lick’s Spicy Guk sauce bottle cap in the picture below because I happened to pull it out of the fridge and it happened to have a buildup from someone else. This happens on most condiment containers if you aren’t careful and is not specific to Lick’s’ containers. I also happen to love the stuff.
Ever since I can remember, I have hated to see dried out condiment on top of the bottle spouts. It actually disturbs me so much that I usually won’t even eat the condiment from the bottle unless I clean the cap with hot water first. I don’t know if I am alone on this but I just don’t want to be eating that crusted up condiment – which will very likely end up on my food when I squeeze the bottle upside down onto my food. As well, to me it just seems unsanitary. Think about it, that condiment or whatever is on the spout has been sitting there, drying out for who knows how long.
I have hated this kind of thing for as long as I can remember. In fact, I still recall years and years ago being at my friend and classmate Chaim’s house when I was in 4th or 5th Grade and his mother offered us chocolate milk with supper and asked me to get the syrup out of the cupboard. I grabbed the syrup out of the cupboard excited for chocolate milk but took a look at the bottle of the syrup changed all that. Once I had seen the cap I refused any chocolate milk because the cap had all this dried out chocolate syrup on and around it and it just completely disgusted me. The way I remember it, I then asked for soda with my supper and that request was rejected outright so I ended up drinking water. My mom recently has seen me cleaning a bottle cap of this build up and laughed saying she remembered when I came home from Chaim’s house and told her how repulsed I was by their chocolate milk syrup cap.
Maybe I am overly anal about his kind of thing, but I thought I would share it with the rest of you and see if anyone else shared this predilection. I think it is just a general desire for a sanitary kitchen environment. I also think that this kind of thing is so easily preventable (by not putting 3,000 lbs of pressure on the bottle when you squeeze some condiment out or with a napkin/tissue if you do get messy) and so easy to clean (with a relatively quick rinse in hot water) than why not do it? I hope I didn’t ruin condiment containers at friend’s houses for all of you now.
Am I alone on this or do you share this desire for bottle cap cleanliness? Let me know!
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