So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Strawberries All Wrong

I love being wrong, even with something as trivial as eating a strawberry.

Throughout the course of my life, whenever I wanted a strawberry, I would slice down on the leafy end with a sharp blade, hoping to sever as little of the precious berry flesh as possible while still getting rid of the terrible-on-your-tongue leafs that plague the strawberry eating process.

Thanks to the Internet, I now know better. Much better. With the help of a straw, apparently all you have to do is insert the straw into the strawberry nose first, and keep pushing through until the cylinder pushes through the other end, essentially pushing the leaves and stem off in one slick maneuver. Any excess flesh can be sucked into your mouth, or spat out at an enemy.

I could have saved myself many-a-pound-of-strawberry-flesh had I learned this move when I was a child. Oh well, better late than never. Let all the ‘straw-berry’ and ‘I-been-doing-that-for-years’ comments start rolling in, I’ll just forward them all to my mom so she can read them…after all, this is more her fault than mine:



Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.



  • http://twitter.com/Khazadork Khazadork

    I grab it by the leafy end and bite that strawberry. Then chew off the red bits that remain after the big bite. No straw needed.

  • http://twitter.com/licoricepirate licoricepirate

    aaaaaaaaaaa

  • http://twitter.com/Salivation_Army The Salivation Army

    I have been doing this for the last 20 years. Luckily my neighbors Mom was up on this when I was a kid. Recent change for me with this technique is to use a more rigid straw, like those found with insulated cups. These alleviate the waste of a straw and with the rigidity of the straw makes it so it won’t bend when working it in and gives you enough force to pop the top. This is a great technique when you are about to make a load of jams!!

  • Anonymous

    still not as good as using a grapefruit spoon to pluck off just the top.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mpbriody Matt Briody

    NEWS FLASH: You can eat the leaves. They have almost no taste.

    • Anonymous

      They are furry.

  • gratheeus

    My cats go INSANE over the green strawberry leaves! I just pluck them off, wash them and give them to the cats, who think they are an extra special treat.

  • Kyle Kleinstuber

    Okay this one is a handy post. Good job.

  • Anonymous

    Pull the leaves up so you can hold all of them between your index and thumb fingers. Twist.

  • Ela

    the STRAWberry method

  • Anonymous

    Grip the green stuff with your fingers, shove the red stuff in your mouth and eat it all right up to your fingers.

    …Don’ need to find no straw to eat a strawberry.

  • niko

    How to eat a banana: turn it up side down, use the stem as the “handle”. Your welcome!

  • Real Angel

    just pop the whole thing in your mouth lol

  • Grace

    You actually twist off the stem and eat the strawberry from top to tip. This way retains the sweetness to the end. :P

  • Len Kagamine

    I normally just pull off the leaves and eat the strawberry whole.

  • Anonymous

    Who the hell rips off the top portion of the strawberry when ripping off the leaves? You’d have to be a gorilla to do that without intending to.

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