How Not to Get Caught When You’re Eating the Kids’ Snacks

*This is a collaborative post.*

Please tell me I’m not the only one who regularly steals the kids’ snacks. Do you ever get caught red handed? Do you mumble some incomprehensible excuse or embrace the snack robbery? 

You know what? If you’re a snack snatcher like me, you’re not alone! A recent Organix survey revealed that almost 50% of parents admit to sneakily stealing their little ones’ snacks “just to check it was OK” and one in four parents pinch their children’s snacks because they taste so good.

The thing is, the kids’ snacks these days are so yummy, I quite often end up pinching them and I’m not even sorry to admit it. I just can’t help it: when my little ones are not looking, I just end up grabbing them for myself and I have to say my four are less than impressed when they catch me! They also tend to tell their friends who come round not to leave their snacks unattended because I’d probably steal them. I wouldn’t (would!).

I’d never considered eating the kids’ snacks until a couple of years ago. I just assumed they’d taste too bland and would lack flavours. I love strong flavours, you see. One day, I’d run out of everything I loved. The fridge and the cupboards were bare. I needed a snack! All that was left in the house was the children’s snack stash. I went for an Organix carrot cake oaty bar and gingerbread men. The combo was a match made in heaven and I’ve never looked back! The Carrot Stix and the Cheese and Onion Lentil Hoops are now some of my favourite snacks too. Who could resist ring-shaped snacks you can put on your fingers?

Without further ado, check my tips for not getting caught when you’re eating the kids’ snacks:

How Not to Get Caught When You’re Eating the Kids’ Snacks

1: The Bin

The easiest way to get caught stealing the kids’ snacks is to leave the wrappers lying around or towards the top of the rubbish in the bin. Always hide evidence and bury these wrappers deep down in the bin!

2: Hide in the Kitchen Cupboard

That’s an easy one, and one I’ve found really effective. Just open a cupboard door and use it to hide your crime. If children get close, you can easily hide the snack and pretend you’re looking for something in there.

3: Distraction

Distract the children with a cute cartoon, a 10-minute Minecraft session on the iPad or a crafty activity. As they’re engrossed in colouring, arts and crafts or anything else they enjoy, just grab a snack of theirs and enjoy!

4: Not Yours: Mine!

I paid for them, I like them, they’re mine!

5: Perfectly Reasonable Excuses, or What to Say if (when) You Get Caught Eating the Kids’ Snacks:

  • Quality Checker

“I just wanted to make sure they were OK. I wouldn’t want you to eat something too bland / sweet / salty / *insert other perfectly sensible excuse.*”

  • Too Good

“Sorry Poppet but they your snacks looked so yummy I had to try them.”

  • No Waste

“Oh you were still eating that, Sunshine? Sorry, I thought you were done, I just didn’t want to throw food away.”

  • Low Blood Sugar

“I forgot to eat again and I needed a little pick-me-up.”

Right, confession time: what was the last snack you stole from your kids?

Check this cute video Organix created in partnership with comedian Sam Avery, revealing little ones think their snacks are just too good to share:  

This is a sponsored post in association with Organix. Words & opinions are my own.

Disclosure: I work with Organix as a No Junk Mum. This post is part of the #NoJunkJourney #ForUsNotYou campaign. All opinions are my own. Photos were taken on behalf of Organix, unless they are watermarked with my logo. 

27 Comments

  1. 11/12/2018 / 10:28 pm

    Christmas is so bad for this as there are so many treats around! I am a sneaky eater and will try and hide it! If they catch me out it’s ‘I paid for it!’ lol1

    • Mel
      Author
      12/12/2018 / 8:30 pm

      Hahaha, I don’t blame you! Most of the time I don’t even apologise when they catch me out: I just stare back hahaha!

  2. 13/12/2018 / 11:49 am

    I have been known to hide away secretly eating snacks, I tend to go upstairs and quickly eat (usually chocolate). Love Organix snacks they are really tasty.

    • Mel
      Author
      13/12/2018 / 11:54 am

      I don’t like having to eat quickly when I steal the kids’ snacks. I feel like such a naughty child when I do that! Wish I could just own it 🙂

  3. 13/12/2018 / 11:51 am

    I agree. Distraction is key! If you are hungry I see nothing wrong with a bit of sneaky snacking. I once ate a few of the kids treats and then went out and replaced them!

    • Mel
      Author
      13/12/2018 / 11:54 am

      Oh you were so good for replacing them!

  4. 14/12/2018 / 12:22 pm

    The photos in this post cracked me up! You are so cute! I am always eating the kids snacks too so could really relate to this – they love Organix x

    • Mel
      Author
      14/12/2018 / 12:30 pm

      Crevette took all those photos. He just told me to act natural (when stealing the snacks) hahaha!

    • Mel
      Author
      14/12/2018 / 2:03 pm

      We do!

  5. 14/12/2018 / 1:50 pm

    Oh wow you’re so sneaky but that’s good. Mine catch me out if I eat their snacks all the time. I must keep these tips in mind next time.

    • Mel
      Author
      14/12/2018 / 2:03 pm

      I’ve been caught many times!

  6. 14/12/2018 / 2:02 pm

    This is so funny! I absolutely eat my children’s snacks because they’re so tasty 🙂

    • Mel
      Author
      14/12/2018 / 2:02 pm

      Hehe!

  7. 14/12/2018 / 2:52 pm

    This made me laugh! I have definitely been guilty of snack stealing and then there is the whole thing of sneaking snacks when they are not allowed to which is totally hypocritical I know!

    • Mel
      Author
      17/12/2018 / 8:19 am

      Hahaha!

  8. 14/12/2018 / 4:06 pm

    Ha! Some top tips there. I *may* have nicked some sweets from a party bag my son was given recently. My defence is that it’s too late for my teeth, but not for his!

    • Mel
      Author
      17/12/2018 / 8:19 am

      Yep. That. It’s an excellent excuse for eating their treats actually!

  9. Sonia
    14/12/2018 / 6:09 pm

    Oh I’m already an expert at this hahaha! Half the time they don’t realise they are gone either 😉 I used to have a massive addiction for Organix carrot sticks when Maxwell was weaning! They are gorgeous x

    • Mel
      Author
      17/12/2018 / 8:18 am

      Ha! Mine are the same. They don’t always realise the treats have ‘disappeared’ in my tummy.

  10. 15/12/2018 / 11:15 pm

    I remember one time when my mum ate all my chocolates at Christmas and she said Santa took them with him. I didn’t like Santa for a while

    • Mel
      Author
      17/12/2018 / 8:18 am

      Oh no, that’s terrible (but also a little bit funny!). I am that kind of mum, except I just own up to eating all the chocolates.

  11. 16/12/2018 / 12:11 pm

    We love our organix snacks when we lived in the UK. I am terrible for “helping” with the easter, christmas, and halloween treats!

    • Mel
      Author
      17/12/2018 / 8:17 am

      Don’t even get me started on my enthusiasm about treats 🙂

  12. 18/12/2018 / 10:12 pm

    Haha! I can defo relate to This! My 11 month old and I are on a milk free diet and have dairy free advent calendar each.. I will admit to “helping” him out with his calender!

    • Mel
      Author
      18/12/2018 / 10:18 pm

      Haha, you’re only helping. It’s OK, isn’t it?

  13. 20/12/2018 / 8:24 pm

    I am very often the “taste tester ” in this house!!!
    Congratulations someone loved this post so much they added it to our #blogcrush linky

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