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Americans Admit to Double Dipping, 40% Wipe Hands on Other than Napkin

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Backyard barbeques and poolside parties are the backbone of a fantastic summer. Having your friends and family in one place is great, right? A new summer party secrets survey released by Boxed Wholesale, reveals that while you may like having everyone over to your place for a summer party, your friends and family may be a lot messier, and sometimes grosser, than you think. 

I Dip, You Dip, You Dip Again. Double dipping is the bane of any vegetable tray's existence, and with 1 in 4 people admitting to taking that double dip, you may be rethinking your approach to the salsa and guacamole this summer. 

Caught Orange Handed. Whether it is cheese dust or chip salt, party goers are bound to be left with messy hands but where do they wipe them? A majority of guests will go the old fashion route of a napkin but close to 40% say that they will wipe their hands on something other than a napkin when no one is looking. Come on party people, put more napkins out and say no to cheesy fingers!

Not My Floor, Not My Problem. Sure double dipping is gross, but leaving a spilled drink on the floor is downright slippery! Twenty-one percent of people have committed a spill and run. 

So Raise Your Glass...Wait, Is This My Glass? In a sea of plastic cups, it can be nearly impossible to remember which one is yours. Almost a third of attendees (28%) admit to drinking from a cup they weren't sure was their own. 

The Good News. While there are many that ruin it for the rest of us, the good news is that 93% of Americans say they don't believe in the "5 Second Rule" and will not eat food off the floor. Additionally, many party goers are respectful of their hosts, with 97% saying that they would stay and help clean up, an overwhelming majority said they often bring a hostess gift, and more than 75% say they send a thank you note.  

Source: 1,747 people in U.S. surveyed online between June 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016.


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