Whenever we get a new car, there’s always that promise we make to ourselves where we swear that we’re going to keep it as perfect as it is the day we drive it off the lot.  That means no smoking, no trash, and most importantly, NO EATING.  Of course, just like new year resolutions and vows to not eat that fourth slice of pizza, that usually all goes out the window soon enough.  Look, no one’s judging you.  We’re all human.

 

Here are the five absolute worst foods to eat in your car.

 

5. Candy

Not all candy is bad.  Some stuff – like Twizzlers, Reeses, the non evil ones – are pretty okay guys.  But it’s the tiny ones you have to look out for.  Things like M&Ms, Skittles, or the absolute worst, Nerds.  No matter how careful you are, you just know you’re going to drop at least one or two of them.  And once they’re in the abyss, they’re gone forever.  Or worse, they could land by your feet, doomed to the fate of being squished into the carpet by your clumsy stompers.  Lucky for you and your big elephant feet, you can at least spare your carpets from your candy crush with rubber floor mats.

Skittles spilling everywhere

 

4. Powdered doughnuts

Really, these are just awful to eat anywhere.  That powder going to get all over you, but the worst part is that it’s going to cling to your lips and make you look like Dave Chapelle.

Dave Chapelle looking like a hot mess

But that’s not all. When you go to lick it off your fingers (hey, no judgment) you only succeed in creating a gross powdery-paint that gets all over your steering wheel.  At least it matches your lips.  Points for accessorizing? Or you could just go the easier route and keep your powdery paws off your wheel with a sweet leather steering wheel cover.

 

3. Literally anything from Taco Bell

We’ll be the first to admit it: Taco Bell is great.  And it’s a common pit stop for a lot of drivers, the team at FH Group included.  But when it comes down to it, the menu is as messy as it is delicious.  Everything from the chalupas to the 7-layer burrito and now the quesarito are basically designed to be car bombs. Your taste buds and your wallet might love you for the trip to the taco giant, but your car seats?  Not so much.  They don’t quite appreciate a big ol’ slap of beef and cheese to the face as much as you do. Keep ’em tucked away on Taco Tuesday with some totally awesome seat covers, which have the added bonus of keeping crumbs from that Doritos Locos Taco getting caught in all your little crevices and never getting out.

Jake loves burritos

 

 

2. Ice cream cones

Everyone loves ice cream and there’s something about eating it out of a cone that adds a layer of nostalgia and throws us back to the days of our childhood, trying futilely to lick the sides as they melted down onto our fingers and dripped everywhere.  That really hasn’t changed with time.  The worst part is trying to drive at the same time, keeping your eyes on the road while frantically checking on your ice cream to make sure it isn’t getting on you, your steering wheel, and everywhere else in the car. Bonus points if you’re enough of a masochist to get sprinkles, which admittedly do add awesome points to the ice cream itself but up the mess factor and will leave you finding sprinkles for weeks.

Don't ice cream and drive

 

 

1. Crunchy granola bars

We’re not naming names, but you know who we’re talking about.  Seriously, as soon as you even open these things you get crumbs everywhere.  And forget trying to take a bite – it’s like a granola explosion.  Granola shrapnel everywhere.  Your floors, in the nooks and crannies of your driver seat, your passenger seat, your back seats, somewhere in your trunk somehow…it’s the most destructive weapon known to mankind.  Delicious for sure, but at what cost?

Crumbs! EVERYWHERE!

But here’s the good news: you can totally go on with your life making terrible decisions and eating these things in your car, because FH Group has got you covered with some awesome stuff to keep your car protected from the bad guys.

Except for the granola shrapnel. For that we have no idea…saran wrap the whole thing?

Your average saran wrap experience