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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. 


  1. 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
      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.

  2. 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
      17/12/2018 / 8:17 am

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

  3. Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    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
      18/12/2018 / 10:18 pm

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

  4. Daydreams of a Mum
    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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