Hello, my name is Jen Warman and I hide my snacks...from myself.
Actually, if I'm being completely honest here, I actually get my helpful husband to hide the snacks because if it fits into the "tastes amazingly delicious" category, it cannot be within my reach. If I know where it is, I will eat it before some anticipated me-time arrives. If a scrumptious something does somehow find its way into our house, I literally have to ask my husband to lock it in our safe (which I don't know the combination to). This is so I won't be tempted by the sweet beckoning voice of whatever tasty treat is tempting me. I'm 100% serious!
I know this sounds extreme, but I read a recent study that said 32% of Canadian women also hide their snacks in anticipation of me-time! Woo-hoo, I'm not the only one! Except, I have a sneaking suspicion most people probably hide their snacks because they don't want other people to find them. Hmm...
So when three bags of Smartfood recently arrived at my house, my instinct was to hide these delicious bags of cheddar temptations so I could save them. But the problem was...the bags were too big to fit into our safe!
I then did what any good snack hoarder would do. I found a new and creative hiding spot: zipped inside a throw pillow. Out of sight from the kids, and within arms reach for me! Which is both a good idea, and a bad idea.
The problem was...I knew where this hiding spot was, therefore...
*munch munch munch* The Smartfood didn't last long. But the plus side? I didn't have to share it.
But this post isn't about snack guilt! No! We're hard-working parents and it's important for us to enjoy some me-time every now and then. Personally, during my me-time, I look forward to mindlessly munching on something ridiculously delicious while watching zombies take over the world. (I'm currently really into The Walking Dead, can you tell?)
Consider this post a public service. I'm opening up to you about my closet (and safe) snack hoarding so that you feel less alone if you are also snack hoarder! We can HELP one another...HELP ONE ANOTHER DISCOVER AWESOME NEW PLACES TO HIDE SNACKS, that is! Apparently, 37% of Canadian women hide their snacks on the top shelf of their cupboard, 35% stash theirs in their pantry, and 19% have treats hidden in their desk drawer. Funny enough, there was no mention of anyone else using a safe to barricade their goodies...
So, fess up. What are some of your favourite places to stash your snacks so they're ready and waiting for YOUR me-time?!?