10 Foods You Should Never Let People Eat In Your Car
When it comes to servicing your car, there are two kinds of people: those who don’t allow food in the car, and those who did.
If you fall into the latter category, it pays to limit yourself to a few foods to keep your car clean. After all, some things are easy to pick up and throw away, while others require a thorough cleaning to remove.
Here are ten foods you should never leave in your car.
There’s nothing like taking a bucket of fried chicken on a road trip or being a friend’s designated driver. However, this food is one of the biggest stain eaters because the grease can seep into upholstery and leave a mark.
Grease stains can be removed with a high-powered steam cleaner.
However, it’s worth skipping fried chicken or any food that requires wet wipes in the vehicle.
You can consider gummies a safe bet since they don’t leave any crumbs. However, they can easily fall off and slide into your car’s carpet. If one of these delicious treats is left on the seat for summer, it will melt and make a mess. Jelly beans are another candy that should be avoided in the car.
When’s the last time you ate a burger and it stayed intact? The fuller the burger, the more likely you are to top it with delicious tomatoes or ketchup lettuce. Between erratic and messy fingers, burgers are best kept out of the car.
The main problem with chocolate is how quickly it melts in a warm vehicle. If you leave a piece of candy in the car, it turns into sticky lava.
Donuts, croissants and pastries are quick and easy snacks to grab from a coffee shop on the way to work or in the car. However, the pastry is often flaky, filled with jam, or covered in powdered sugar and sprinkles. In other words, they are a chaotic explosion waiting to happen.
Tacos are a messy meal, even when sitting quietly at a table. It’s not uncommon for toppings to fall off the back, top, or even bottom of a taco shell. If you want to stop by a Taco Bell drive-thru, wait until you get home to eat.
Nothing like an ice cream cone or popsicle to round off a summer day at the beach. But those start to dissipate when you get into a hot car. The popsicle’s juices turn into a gooey mess that’s nearly impossible to clean up without calling in a professional, and the ice cream’s dairy smells like spoiled milk after a few days.
In fact, a sub is like an extended version of a hamburger. Even if you wrap the bottom, the interior tends to show up one way or another. If you go to a small shop on the go, consider making burritos or tacos.
There are many kinds of fruits suitable for eating in the car. Berries are especially easy to pack and handle in vehicles. These are great healthy choices that will keep you satisfied. Watermelons and pineapples, on the other hand, should be kept outside. These fruits tend to be extra juicy and sticky, mimicking the effect of popsicles dripping into the filling.
Finally, granola and hard granola bars might be good options for hiking snacks, but they should be in your pack before you hit the road. Hard granola inevitably gets everywhere and sticks enough to cause damage.
When you’re out and about, stick to things like nuts, berries, and wraps to fuel your adventure.