We all know the problem with oranges. The problem with oranges is that peeling them – properly peeling them, getting every single little shred of white off before you eat them – takes far too long, and life is short. But eating them the other way – just biting right on into them like an animal – leaves you with a waterfall of juice down your chin, down your top and all over your phone/laptop/dog. It then takes a million years to de-sticky yourself, and life, let’s not forget, is short.
But life is also sometimes ridiculously brilliant, which is why you need to start eating oranges in the shower. Oh, hadn’t you heard? Citrus fruits are the new shower accessory du jour. It now goes: shampoo, rinse, conditioner, eat an orange, rinse. Repeat as desired.
The revelation comes from (where else?) Reddit, where it turns out there’s a devoted community of passionate in-shower orange eaters. “Well just think about it,” wrote the original poster, on a thread about unconventional, um, passions. “Tearing apart a cold fresh orange with your bare hands, just letting the juices run over your body. Not worrying if your going to get sticky, or anything.”
And Reddit DID think about it. Then they tried it, loved it, and clutched shower oranges to their hearts. Now there’s a whole dedicated thread where fellow juice junkies like to share photos of their discarded peel and celebrate the joy of the shower orange experience. Not getting sticky is the main selling point, but apparently the delicious orange scent mingling with the steam is another lovely side effect. Like a citrusy sauna.
So why not give it a go? It just might change your life, and if not, at least you’ve had one of your five a day before 8am. Shower oranges: the next big thing. We promise we’re not taking the pith.