Eating while driving. I do it. We all do it. When you're trying to beat the sunset to the world's largest scale model of the Hubble Telescope and you haven't eaten anything since that half-frozen muffin from Super 8's continental breakfast, it's unavoidable.
And we've come to learn that some foods work better than others. Milkshakes, mini hamburgers, Pringles: nice and convenient. Enchiladas: not so much. Though, really, it should be pretty obvious which foods work and which ones don't. Nevertheless, Insurance.com has felt it necessary to publish their list of the top 10 foods to avoid while driving.
At number 6: ribs. Really? Someone needs to be reminded not to eat ribs behind the wheel? At the other end of the spectrum: soda. If there's one ingestible that should always be OK, it's soda. Insurance.com's reason to put it on the no-no list? "Fizz in the nose."
How would you improve the list?
- Coffee. Even with a travel lid, hot coffee can find its way out of the opening when you hit a bump.
- Hot soup. Many people drink it like coffee and run the same risks.
- Tacos. Any food that can disassemble itself will leave your car looking like a salad bar.
- Chili dogs. Huge potential for drips and slops down the front of clothing.
- Hamburgers. From the grease to the toppings, it could end up on your hands and the steering wheel.
- Ribs and wings. What's more distracting than licking your fingers?
- Fried chicken. More greasy hands. You've got to wipe them off while you're driving.
- Jelly donuts. It's not possible to eat one without watching the center ooze out.
- Soda. Carbonation. Fizz in the nose. Lids that leak. Disaster.
- Chocolate. Try to clean melted chocolate off the steering wheel without swerving.