What is the definition of "etiquette"? According to Dictionary.com "Conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion." Additionally, "A prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, as at a court or in official or other formal observances."


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Is Squeezing Blueberries Acceptable Grocery Store Behavior?

So what about etiquette when it comes to fruit picking? We asked you the question "Is Squeezing Blueberries Acceptable Grocery Store Behavior?" We received a lot of feedback from you on how you feel about "blueberry squeezing". To be honest I have never squeezed blueberries lol I do look at color and the deeper the blue the better and the size. So no green tiny berries for me, that's as simple as I can explain how I look for ripe berries. What did YOU have to say, is it ok to squeeze your berries? lol

Arlene: Ewwwww.  I cringe every time I see people picking up anything then putting down an picking another one up.  Soooo gross

Bob: That’s like squeezing someone’s head and asking if their ripe lol

Paul: The produce department is not a sampling department. Bring them home and return them if you don’t like them. And stop eating grapes out of the bag.

Yosi: I believe “squeezing others berries” is illegal

Bob: Fruit abuse is considered a felony in some states.

Kevin: No

Debbie: No No No

Nikki: Gonna say no to that

Evelyn: No. Others have to eat and bake with it


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Give Us Your 2 Cents!

How do you feel about berry squeezing? Is this bad grocery store etiquette? Post your thoughts below in the comments section. Enjoy your blueberries this season :)


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The Blueberry
State Fruit - The BlueberryThe blueberry, which was first cultivated in Whitesbog, became the official state fruit in 2004. In 2003, fourth graders at Veteran's Memorial Elementary School in Brick campaigned to make the blueberry the official state fruit. ~ NJ.gov


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