I tell my children and my husband that they can eat whatever they like from the fridge and pantry as long as they eat some of it, not all of it.
I may as well be talking to the wall.
I’m personally offended by their combined habit of eating all the fun-size Mars Bars, every last Malteser and all the Hokey Pokey ice-cream. If they left just one Mars Bar, just a handful of Maltesers or even a small scoop of Hokey Pokey ice-cream (with at least two actual hokey pokey bits in it) there never would have been an issue. I wouldn’t have had to take this so far.
It wouldn’t have become so serious.
Here are my 8 tried and true BEST hiding spots for your favourite treats so your children and husband don’t eat them all, ensure you can continue to love them.
1. With the pet food
After the first month of pet ownership, when the kids no longer help look after the dog/cat/bird/fish, the pet food cupboard becomes the perfect hiding spot for treats. This is a great space for share pack treats because you can slip it in among the pet food treats and if the kids find it you can pretend you put it there by accident when you were putting the pet treats away.
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2. Between books on the book shelf
This is a great space to hide blocks of chocolate, particularly blocks of Lindt because it is so narrow. Cadbury’s is a bit too thick for this hiding spot. It’s also good for Golden Roughs and Mint Patties because once again they are quite slim and flit nicely between the books. Try and choose books that are of a similar colour to the wrapper of the chocolate.
3. In other food wrappers
Cadbury’s is hard to hide. It’s in purple packaging. It’s delicious. It’s chunky! So this is where I’ve gone to great lengths to protect my favourite Cadbury’s. My husband and children dislike dark chocolate and fruit and nut chocolate (as do I, don’t tell them) so I buy dark chocolate and fruit and nut chocolate and save the wrappers. Then I save my favourite Cadbury’s flavours like Snack and Top Deck in the wrappers. Works ever time.
4. In your underwear drawer
I like to use the underwear drawer for biscuits such as Mint Slice and Arnott’s Assorted Cream and Oreos because my children eat the cream and chocolate and leave the biscuits. It’s disgusting and wasteful. Because my underwear drawer is such a cluttered mess I can fit quite a few packets of biscuits in there and protected from the revolting biscuit-eating-habits of my family.