What do you do with YOUR fruit stickers? #Food#fruits#kitchens August 27 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Given the ubiquity of fruit stickers, we've had a longstanding tradition in my house of collecting our stickers on the top of our water filter pitcher. This raises the question: my husband and I can't be the only people who can't stand to just throw away a sticker. What about you, Homies? Where do your fruit stickers go? PICTURES OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Make friends in a new city with Ultimate Frisbee NEXT Tiny Casita: converting a $200 trailer into a sweet mobile casa Show/Hide comments [ 25 ] there's some amazing fruit sticker art out there: https://www.google.com/search?q=fruit+sticker+art&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=7AQ8UI-DC8HvygGDgIHQAw&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1517&bih=725&sei=AgU8UOifFeaayQGkxYD4Bg 5 agree Reply There are some really creative fruit sticker artists out there. I usually stick them to the nearest cupboard door, or the fridge handle. 6 agree Reply checkout "sin and paradise" http://www.gwarlingo.com/2012/rachel-perry-welty-transforms-clutter-into-art/ 4 agree Reply The patience that would require… 4 agree Reply My husband has to stick them on something, but I have no problem with throwing them away. He used to stick them on everything, but I finally got him trained to one spot – the peppercorn container. After a couple of years of that, it's a good thing we already know what's in there. 4 agree Reply I wear them til I change, then I throw them away. Kind of like an "I voted!" Or "I gave blood!" sticker. 11 agree Reply Ah! My friends and I at sixth form used to stick them on our coats and it was only when I got to uni that I realised it might not be socially acceptable! 4 agree Reply they're all over my fridge and microwave thanks to my kids 4 agree Reply but did you know the numbers on your fruit stickers let you know how it was grown On each sticker is a number. The number tells you how the fruit was grown. A 4 digit number means it was conventionally grown (using chemicals). A 5 digit number beginning with a 9 means it was grown organically. A 5 digit number beginning with an 8 means it was genetically modified 12 agree Reply Thanks for that tip Mich! 6 agree Reply http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/produce.asp Sort of. But there's no regulation stating any of this is required, and some distributors/stores have other code systems that they use instead. 4 agree Reply My dad loved bananas, and everyone in the family was used to him surreptitiously putting stickers on us. Especially my mother. He's been gone for two years, but we still find the occasional sticker in a random place, and smile through tears because it feels for that moment like Dad is still here. 19 agree Reply my mom always stuck the banana stickers to our cheeks and/or foreheads and called them "punk jewelry". now i do it with my 2-year-old. 😀 5 agree Reply when I was a kid I would stick them underneath the edge of the countertops. oh man I wish I had photo proof 5 agree Reply They usually end up on this drawer above our sink, but FIRST I put them on my boyfriend's forehead. I just find it highly amusing. 5 agree Reply I stick them on my dogs. Or on my husband. But usually the dogs. 7 agree Reply I used to stick them on the cat's head or the dog's head but the cats I have now are too high strung for that, they would climb the walls if I did that. My husband just sticks them to the nearest surface and then I clean up and throw them out. 2 agree Reply Whoa… this just reminded me that as kids we had a whole fruit sticker collection on the hidden side of our fridge! I totally forgot about that. Generally, I end up sticking them to my son (free stickers are free stickers) and then end up peeling them off stuff when I'm cleaning up later. 4 agree Reply I press them to one side of my desk. I've been working at the same place now for over seven years, but not at the same desk unfortunately. Right now I have just over three years worth of daily apples and bananas stuck to the far end opposite my computers. My coworkers quip that it's "gross" or "dirty" but I could care less. They're just fruit stickers! 3 agree Reply For as long as I can remember, the driver's floor mat of my mother's car has been covered in plum, nectarine, other stone fruit stickers. I'm still not sure how they get from her snack to the car floor without sticking to her legs first. 1 agrees Reply I normally just throw them out, but now I want to work out how to make a cutting board where I could see all the little stickers while I cut my fruits or veggies… 3 agree Reply My husband usually just sticks them on me… 1 agrees Reply My best friend used to eat them. 2 agree Reply In primary school I used to stick them to my lunch box, I nearly had the whole thing covered, but then the lid broke and i had to get a new one I heared on the radio (JJJ for the ausies) one morning, I don't remeber the topic they were discussing though, someone called in and said that they had noticed that a girl would always stick her fruit stickers to a wall in the train station, and she had a whole big collection going, but they had been cleaned off that morning. The girl texted in a bit later to confirm that she was devistated. 3 agree Reply omg, I'm not the only one?! I have a little countertop compost can, and its lid is totally papered with fruit stickers! Here it is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amaniellen/8146661526 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.