As you may have expected eating and drinking with a beard can be difficult. Even to this day…. As much as I hate to admit!
Every bearded man should have a well groomed and maintained beard, it should be manly but not hanging on to left over food. We need to stay brushed, bushy and as clean as possible.
It’s always embarrassing to have someone tell you, “there’s something in your beard!” Along with usually someone pointing at your now ruined beard. 😒
So usually I tend to have obtained a different strategy dependant upon the food I am eating. Should it be spaghetti, I have smaller amounts usually with a spoon. Or cereal, usually I make sure there is less milk on the spoon as to avoid spilling down myself or the beard. Nothing worse than a beard all prepared for the day ahead and a dribble of milk is sitting there.
Not only is it food to be aware of it is liquid sprawled down the beard ready to drip at any given moment. To avoid this it requires a vast amount of concentration when drinking. I usually tend to open for a bottle to sip from or a straw. These are usually a safe option but not mandatory 😉
My advice to fellow bearded wonders, there are many tools that can assist you.
For drinking opt for coffee lids & cups and any other drinks I go for straws. Straws are a safe way to get liquid safely past that bushy beard and groomed mustache.
For eating I opt for teaspoons, their easier to handle and more precise to get past the bushy beard. Also forks and knives became my best friends to make my bitesizes smaller, minimising bearded disasters or devistations. And my ultimate favourite is the handkerchief, this is a very gentleman accessory to keep. It is helpful to wipe spills, should this be required. Sometimes a damp cloth is a better solution for those messier disasters.