Vegetables may wither and mould in our fridge but anything sweet or chocolatey doesn’t stand a chance with my tribe of cookie monsters. Thank goodness for this genius mum’s secret hiding place for her ice-cream stash. It’s kept my Ben & Jerry’s tubs just for me.
Mums have always had a secret hiding place for treats that they don’t want their kids to demolish. Just recently, we shared a clever mum’s hack to hide her beloved lollies behind her bedroom door.
Now another mum has come up with a brilliant hack to keep her ice-cream tubs from little greedy mouths. And the secret hiding place is so creative that no child would ever think to look here.
Genius Secret Hiding Place
The mum actually said that she had been hiding her ice-cream here for over a month and the kids hadn’t discovered her stash.
The mum shared a photo of her sneaky secret hiding place on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, accompanied by an explanation:
“Kids are in bed, ice cream time, who else has a secret hiding spot? These only usually last a week, I’ve had these for 4 weeks now, kids still haven’t found them.”
And the secret hiding place? Empty bags of frozen veggies. Sheer brilliance. What kid would ever think to look in a bag of peas for a sugar hit? Not mine! My lot are practically allergic to vegetables.
Her post went crazy, with over 8,000 likes as other mums piled on the admiration, as well as sharing their own secret hiding spots.
“Brilliant, will keep my veggie bags in future,” exclaimed one impressed mum.
“Genius!!! I’m stealing this idea,” said another.
“That’s a brilliant idea!!”
Us Mums Have To Get Creative
I loved reading where other mums stash their treats:
“I did keep mine in the chest freezer out in the shed until my husband accidentally turned the wrong switch off and I lost an unopened $8 tub of bubble O bill ice cream..”
“I hide lollies in vases and the dishwasher so my partner can’t eat them.”
“I put my chocolate coated almonds under my bedside table for quick access while watching a movie in bed hubby has no idea.”
“I tell my kids my ice cream has alcohol in it.”
“I hide my unfrozen goodies in the electric frying pan with the lid on!”
“I also hide school snacks in slow cooker or pots and pans”
“I use an empty laundry powder box.”
“Yes!!!! I have a empty Tetly tea box in the freezer where I hide all my ‘treats.’ No one looks there.”
“I hide goodies in the veggie crisper – guaranteed the kids don’t look there.”
No Where To Hide!
Of course, there’s always going to be one or two who breakaway from the pack.
“No where is safe in my house, my kids love veges!,” said one mum.
Good thing I don’t have that problem. Haha.
What do you think of this secret hiding place for treats? Do you have any sneaky spots where you hide your stash? Tell us in the comments below.