Do You Save Them...

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@twoey68 (13651)
United States
October 14, 2007 12:14pm CST
Do you save the little condiment packets you get in restaurants and fast food places? Do you only keep a few or do you have hoards of them? I have one of those big ice cream buckets in the fridge with various ones in them. I also keep the little tubs of sauces for when I have chicken nuggets. I could probably buy the stuff but I like the convenient little packets for when I'm in a hurry. My Mom has hoards of them. She will get extra ones everytime she goes out. !!HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
14 Oct 07
I only keep the packets of stuff I usually don't have at the house....Arby's sauce, malt vinegar (for fish). The rest I dump. I will keep some of the napkins and an extra straw and cutlery set. Then, when they get used, I just keep another one. We got some great dipping sauces at the restaurant this weekend. I DID keep those to dip fresh veggies in as a snack. If you do alot of picnics, it makes sense to keep alot of them. Since we just grill on the beach and the meat has BBQ sauce anyway, I don't.
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• Canada
14 Oct 07
The only kind I save is those little individually wrapped jam packets... And it's not so much saving as stealing like six whenever I go out for breakfast. Individually wrapped jam is my favourite kind of jame. I really love it. The closest thing to it that you can buy is Smuckers, which is delicious, but there's nothing quite like individually wrapped jam. Mmmmm... I might go make some toast.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
14 Oct 07
I have a love hate relationship with those darn little packets. I hate it when you go through a drive through and you are about a mile away when surprise no salt, no ketchup, no napkins! When I get extras I throw them in the glove box and am so happy when I can pull them out and save the meal. On the other hand they tend to get old and sometimes I slam the glove box on them and make a mess. Then the glove box gets so full of crap I can't even find my car insurance in the mess!
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
15 Oct 07
oh yes my friend,i keep them all.because sometimes if you run out of something and you have company over well at least you have back up if you need to.those things come in handy to me.love your new avatar my friend.pattie
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• United States
15 Oct 07
I don't save them. Actually, they are far from a green product and I'd much rather just utilize condiments from recyclable bottles. When I moved into this apartment, the previous tennant definitely hoarded them. I found packets everywhere.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
No, I don't. I have so much crap lying around my house already, I don't want to save that stuff too. We do however have a bucket of the stuff at work, and that's really handy for when people bring in their lunches.
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• United States
15 Oct 07
beautiful - this is my little coconut island..
Lol..hello there twoey.long time no see:) I do have my little stash goin on..lol..i have the arbys sauce and horshradish packs,and lots of katsup and mustard,and sooo many sweet and sours lol..they are my favorite..also lots of ranch and croutons and baconbits..i have a small basket mine are in..and as a matter of fact my honey mustard is low lol..have a good one!
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Yeah I have few of them, but not that much.Only how mcuh I need.I dont have that big kitchen so I don't know , where I would store them.
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@GardenGerty (103946)
• United States
14 Oct 07
It seems that places either do not give you any little packets, or they give you too many. I do not have an icecream bucket full, but I do have quite a few. Some places, once they have put them on the table, must throw them away, so if they bring them, I keep them. They are handy to have when I am packing a lunch. Those sauces are really tasty.
• United States
14 Oct 07
Seems like we can't please all the children, and since we have a tendency to make chicken fingers alot in our house we keep a whole drawer full of all the sauces so that we can please everybody all the time with the variety that is offered in most fast foods.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 Oct 07
I do not take them home. I used to, but then I discovered that by doing so, the food servers may not get a raise, and that it might mean the restaurant or fast food service might have to buy more and that would be reflected on the cost of the meal. Besides I really hate opening them and getting all the soya sauce all over me.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
24 Oct 07
I do save what I dont use then. They are ideal for picniks and trips so I dont have to take a whole bottle with me.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
24 Oct 07
Between the various condiment packets and the napkins, I haven't bought any in over a year. Not my fault when McDonalds and Burger King overload me with it all. lol Ask for 2 ketchups and they give me a huge handful. Subway, however, is skimpy with their napkins. Unless you ask, they only give ya one which is seldom enough if the sandwich is messy.
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
I collect them, they are handy to have when you are on the go..... :)hehehe Even when we stay in motels I will keep the unopened soap/ shampoos etc. The free stuff that is supplied to us :) the tea and coffee saches.... hahahaha :) am I naughty........
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@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
23 Oct 07
Yes, I do save them. They always come in handy. I save the ketchups, soy sauces, honey, bbq sauce, mayonnaise, and some other things.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
23 Oct 07
I usually don't, but my husband does. We have a drawer full of them in the kitchen. They have come in handy a few times when we were out of ketchup and forgot to buy any. We go throguh the ketchup in this house!
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I saved them in college, when every penny counted. I might still save them today. Excepting that I don't eat fast food anymore. SO I have no packets to save!
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Yes I love them!! My husband thinks I am crazy, but once he realized I wasn't giving them up he got me some cute little plastic stackable drawers to put everything in. So they are all organized now =) I like to get extras because I usually forget to ask for them when we go through the drive-thru so it is good to have them on hand.
16 Oct 07
My partner and I frequently go on camping trips and these little sachets are great to take with us as they are light and easy to pack away. I have quite a stash of them now, but I also collect up the sachets of sugar, coffee and coffee whitener too, so much easier than messing around with tins or jars in a tent :-)
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• United States
16 Oct 07
I try not to get too many extra when I'm out but if I do have extra in my to-go bag then I do save them. My husband and daughter take them along in lunches they pack for work. I generally don't bother with extras I have at my table when I eat in a fast food restaurant but I don't think bringing them home would make a difference because most of the time I've seen the people cleaning the tables just throw them away. I feel that taking extra just so that you have extras to store at home is more like stealing though.