How to hide your best chocolates

hope greenwood chocolate butterflies

There are times you don’t feel like sharing – like when you buy a nice box of chocolates that you want to save up for a special occasion. However, if you have people going in and out and grabbing anything that, er…grabs their fancy from the fridge, doing so can be a bit of a challenge.

hide your chocolates

Here’s how I would go about it. This is a DIY guide to hiding your chocolates.

boxing chocolates

Step 1: Conceal the box of chocolates by putting it into another box of goodies which someone would not want to eat. I used an empty box of mooncakes. The Mid-Autumn Festival has just passed and I figured no one would be interested in eating mooncakes – at least for another year.

covering chocolates

Step 2: Cover the top of the box with an innocuous piece of paper. I used the bottom sleeve which describes the mooncakes.

hiding chocolates

Step 3: This is the most important bit. You have to hide it in plain sight! I put it under a container for baking flour, yeast and eggs in the pantry so it looks totally uninteresting.

You can also do the same “love tweak” to other similar items which are in high demand and thus in risk of getting pilfered. I love butter and I like to keep a slab to use in my cooking. I’ve seen people eat a stick of butter with every meal – spreading it on roast chicken like most people would season it with black pepper!

butter

That actually happened at my homestay in Christchurch, New Zealand when I was 15. There was a college aged guy that was always very protective of his butter (which he bought himself). Meals are provided by the homestay owner and she was very fond of cooking roast chicken due to the ease of the dish. He’ll literally eat ½ a slab of butter during each meal, spreading thick chunks the size of a heaped tablespoon on each bite of chicken!

hiding stuff

I would have concealed it by putting it into another empty box which no one would open – like this macaron mix! You just cover it up with flour when you’re done and voilà – no more missing butter. It works better if you put it with other things which are *more* interesting e.g. here’s a cabinet filled with cognac, Scotch, wine, premium hot chocolate, chocolate biscuits, marshmallows. There’s bound to be something else that catches a potential pilferer’s eye – young or old. You just need to be careful when you take it out. Heh.

These love tweaks are actually my submissions for a contest! It’s about how you want to protect something you’re very passionate about in the best way possible. Have you got an DIY idea for a love tweak? Share your love tweak and win RM 3,000 weekly!

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This contest lasts till 12th October. Just describe your Love Tweak and include a photo if you can. 3 Love Tweaks will be selected and given the acid test. A celebrity guest will pick the most useful Love Tweak as the winner. It’s just that simple to get RM 3,000 so go ahead and think of a good one! Submit your entries and get more information about how to go about it at the Zurich Insurance Malaysia Facebook.

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10 thoughts on “How to hide your best chocolates

    • Yeah, that’s the greatest thing! :)

      There’s no ants in except during the hottest summer months, which is quite interesting. I hear they can’t be active during the colder months. I used to leave half eaten candy bars on the table during uni and no ants came to eat them.

  1. HB, forget it. My family and friends seem to have radar for finding it no matter where I
    hide it. My sister use to worked for Godiva Chocolate and got free chocolates to take home from time to time. My family and friends are chocolate addits.

    • Nice, that must have been great! :)

      Yeah, I’ll love it if I had chocolates to eat too, am particularly fond of Valrhona chocolates after having them in France – they’re really good chocolates, for mass market ones, the smaller boutique ones are in a whole different class.

  2. Hi, I just want to know if it is anything also can submit as a love tweak or must it need to be something which is useful to everyone?
    Thanks HB, first time comment on your blog, it is funny how you hide the chocos. I do that also since my little boy is very naughty always and want to dig and dig in the refridgerator to find chocos so I must think very hard to hide it. That is a good idea. :)

    • Hello Nadia! :)

      You can submit anything *you* find useful so it’s a very broad category. Just try your luck and see how it goes, you just might win the RM 3,000.

      Haha! Yeah, I get how little kids can be, it’s natural for them to be attracted to chocolates and other sweet stuff, I’ve seen a friend put 7 (!!!) heaped tablespoonfuls of sugar into a cup of Milo when I was about 9.

    • I used to be good in finding stuff too! :)

      Haha! My dad knows I love imported sausages, bangers, ham, bacon etc as well as chocolates and he’ll get them when he’s travelling and I’ll always find them no matter how well it was disguised.

  3. Haha, funny la you, lots of work needed though.. For me, I’ll just stick a note “It’s Mine” in the pantry or fridge.. Eh, very cute and nice chocolate packaging by the way, I think I will also hide the chocolates if I’m you.. Hehe..

    • Yeah that works too! :)

      But you need to write your name though – I used to stay in a homestay in Christchurch when I was in high school, and people were always drinking my Coke (and later beer when I was in uni in Melbourne). I would stick my name on it in the community fridge and it’ll *still* go missing.

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