Mishna Berura Summaries

Siman 172 – Food in the mouth without a beracha

  1. If you put some drink in your mouth, forgetting to say a beracha – expel it. If you really need the drink and it is just a little bit – say a beracha with it in your mouth. If you can’t manage, just swallow it and you lost your beracha. If you swallowed a shiur, say an after beracha. (ShA 1 – MB 1,2,3,5)
  2. If you did the same mistake with food it depends:
  1. If the food is not ruined by expelling it, take it out of your mouth to say the bracha. Your mouth should be empty, so praises of Hasham can fill it up.
  2. If the food will be ruined, move it to the side of your mouth to say the beracha. (ShA 2 – MB 7))
  1. When you say a beracha, it should fill your mouth – don’t mumble. (MB 7)