Entertaining

The Best Place to Eat an Orange Is—Apparently—Your Shower

February 21, 2017

What’s the best place to eat an orange? A fascinating question. Vexing, really. I tend to eat my messy, stressy lil’ spheres o’ citrus at the comforts of my creaky kitchen table. But I almost always keep a paper towel by my side. This process can often be unduly burdensome, after all; citrine residue sticking to my hands, juice flying into every bodily orifice imaginable. Eating an orange guarantees a trip to the sink afterwards, because I've gotta stay clean.

Awful.

So, here’s a solution. Yesterday, BuzzFeed reporter Brad Esposito came across the r/ShowerOrange subreddit, a community over 8,000 people strong that’s been around for a year now. It’s devoted to people who swear by eating their oranges in the shower, while the water's on. Their reasoning is that eating an orange in the shower is cleaner, safer, and more fun than eating an orange in some boring, traditional setting. The rules are ironclad: no nudity. No grapefruits. (Clementines, tangerines, and blood oranges all pass muster.) Be kind! All in all, solid pillars of a positive, nurturing community experience.

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Top Comment:
“I have had beer, and coffee in the shower and both are great. There's just something about drinking a cold fizzy beer or a good hot cup of coffee while the warm water bounces down on you. I keep my drinks on a shelf outside of the shower. Will you get a couple of drops of water in your coffee cup, probably, but so what? Try it, you might like it! ”
— Trixie
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There are signs that this activity isn’t just confined to this subreddit, that it's being mainstreamed. Earlier this month, before this even blew up with Esposito’s tweet, Men’s Health ran an article unironically singing the praises of this practice, both for its cleanliness and ingenuity.

No verdict on whether shower oranges are good or not. I’ll be honest: I’ve never eaten food in the shower. (Uh, I've never had a Shower Beer, either. Guess I'll have to try.) In the meantime, I'll enjoy going down this rabbit hole today, and I hope you do, too. Join in on the fun. Eat an orange in your shower. Take a picture of it. Drink a beer while you’re at it, too. Go crazy. Let me know how it goes.

Ever eat an orange in the shower? What other foods are best eaten in the shower? Weigh in below.

6 Comments

ErinM724 July 19, 2017
With the peaches I've gotten in my CSA lately, I'm thinking the shower may be the place to eat them!
 
Kirsten February 25, 2017
Never...but I've enjoyed a coca-cola, and a clove cigarette while shaving my legs, in the shower. Just once. I will do this. 🚿🍊woo!
 
Trixie February 22, 2017
I have had beer, and coffee in the shower and both are great. There's just something about drinking a cold fizzy beer or a good hot cup of coffee while the warm water bounces down on you. I keep my drinks on a shelf outside of the shower. Will you get a couple of drops of water in your coffee cup, probably, but so what? Try it, you might like it!
 
Whiteantlers February 21, 2017
There is a huge EWwww/yuck factor to eating in the bathroom plus my hot water heater is tiny. I prefer to use my 3 minutes of hot water for getting clean.
 
Panfusine February 21, 2017
I thought that Seinfeld episode (with Kramer prepping veggies in the shower) would have disgusted anyone enough to dare try this stunt..
 
Moshee February 21, 2017
I totally thought of Kramer making salad in the shower!!