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Of late, I have been experiencing a yen for Pop-Tarts. Not just any Pop-Tarts, mind you. I need the blueberry frosted flavor, lightly toasted, and eaten with a glass of ice cold milk on the side.
The problem with this yen is that Pop-Tarts are a nutritional wasteland and they come in boxes of eight. Were I to purchase a package of the delicious treat, I would end up eating far more of them than I really want, just because they are there. (Mountain climbing and Pop-Tart eating have a great deal in common as far as I can tell).
Thankfully, the Village Pantry just down the street offers my Pop-Tart preference in a 2 Tart pack that costs all of $0.99.
Over the past month, I have made three stops at the VP in order to satisfy my Tart yen, thus keeping my home free of extraneous treats and my yen satisfied at the time that I feel it.
However, as I ate my third set of Pop-Tarts this morning, I found myself wondering if there could be a better way. A package of 8 Pop Tarts costs a mere $2.49 at our local grocery store (and much less when on sale), so I am grossly overpaying for my yen when I have it. But were I to purchase the treat in bulk, I would be unable to wait for the yen to appear before finishing the box. It's a quandary.
So, I believe I've come up with a revolutionary way to buy in bulk and still see the savings: an official food hider!
I tend to be out-of-sight-out-of-mind when it comes to food, but I'm lousy at hiding things from myself. So, if I were to hire someone to hide my treats from me, and who would provide me with said treats when I actually want them, rather than simply when I am bored and the delicious Tarts are staring me in the face, then I would be able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Low-cost bulk purchases and only eating nutritional wasteland foods at appropriate times. I suspect I would have to provide some sort of password in order to get the treats from my food hider so I could show that I'm serious about my yen for delicious goodness.
The only problem with this plan is the fact that I would probably spend a great deal more money hiring and employing said food hider than I could possibly save by buying in bulk.
So, if there is anyone who would be willing to be my unpaid food hider, just give me a ring! I can thank you for your service with free Pop-Tarts.