In sneaking some nibbles out of the Christmas cupboard.

(72 Posts)
notanotherusername1 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:15:13

Everyone is out. Not due back for 2 hours.

Fancying either M&S bacon rashes or opening the Honey roast peanuts.

I could easily replace before they are missed.

Everyone else has had a warning about not going in and touching anything so I know iabu but......

MommyBird Mon 09-Dec-13 19:18:15

Ive already eaten a bag of pretzels, 2 boxes of SF Chicken and a pizza.

It's taking everything i have not to open to Gin.

Go for it grin

catellington Mon 09-Dec-13 19:26:58

I already had the entire m and s Belgian biscuit selection and box of truffles. blush

catellington Mon 09-Dec-13 19:27:41

I really have to stop myself eating the christmas cake too... Did have a nibble from the bottom though

nomorecrumbs Mon 09-Dec-13 19:36:51

Jesus you people.

I've only had a Walnut Whip, 2 boxes of Maltesers, 2 Matchmakers and erm think that's it

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:39:31

I ate the white chocolate fingers last night (that I bought for my sister blush) but it's ok because I bought 'the wrong ones' anyway and will replace them with the Bourneville ones, which I won't eat because bleurgh.

The Roses and Heroes keep giving me 'come hither' glances though...

Dawndonnaagain Mon 09-Dec-13 19:39:49

I admit to a box of M&S truffles!

Pollydingdonmerrilyonhigh Mon 09-Dec-13 19:42:44

Go for it I have fgrin

scottishmummy Mon 09-Dec-13 19:49:15

You must.its altruistic act,to protect family by tasting the food

WaitMonkey Mon 09-Dec-13 19:50:43

It's the law imo. I ate the Christmas biscuits and advent calendar ages ago.

ManifestoMT Mon 09-Dec-13 19:50:45

Do not.
Step away from the box.

It's the beginning of the long munch of horror .

Take it from someone who accidentally scoffed the ferrero Roche ( 2 boxes!!! 2 fecking boxes)

Burps a silent almondy burb

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:51:23

Yes, that's it exactly!

If I don't test the chocolate fingers, who will? My dsis has a 2 year-old son - what if he got some of the chocolate fingers and they were poisonous? It's for the best that I ate them, really grin

Won't someone please think of the children?!?

notanotherusername1 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:53:15

Ok the Bacon Rashes are open. I have to eat the whole bag as can't put half a bag back. wink Will need to stuff bag to bottom of recycling when I have finished troffing.

I knew this would happen, just knew it.

OrangePixie Mon 09-Dec-13 19:54:43

Check the date. You probably bought them far too early and they'll be gone off by Xmas.

And if you can't make out the date because the kitchen light is off, then best be on the safe side and eat them now.

Mignonette Mon 09-Dec-13 19:56:31

I ate all the saltwater taffy I had sent over from the USA last week fblush. And the Marshmallow Peeps.

I have the self control of KH in a field quite clearly.

Chopsypie Mon 09-Dec-13 19:56:53

I've already eaten two packets of nuts, a tube of Pringles, a tin of roses and three(!) packets of aldi sea salt fudge.

And drank a bottle of home made baileys that was going to be a gift.

All aided and abetted by DH though.

chipsandpeas Mon 09-Dec-13 19:57:19

that is why i dont get much in way before xmas, many a times a xmas selecction box has been opened when i get a choccy craving

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:57:49

I have the self control of KH in a field quite clearly.

Quote of the day! grin

IsabellaRockerfeller Mon 09-Dec-13 19:58:38

I'm tucking into the Xmas cheese and biscuits washed down with a glass of the Xmas wine!

Cheers fgrin

Mignonette Mon 09-Dec-13 19:58:41

And I think you are a really caring and most thoughtful parent by testing the Christmas delicacies.

Most parents would risk the well being of their precious children by giving them unopened untested food stuffs. There could be all manner of things wrong with them. Who will think of the children?

kitsmummy Mon 09-Dec-13 20:00:30

Blackforest stollen and 2 packs of the caramel/sea salt fudge (same as chopsy above).

Which is actually the full compliment of Christmas food that I have bought so far

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:01:48

Blackforest stollen and 2 packs of the caramel/sea salt fudge

Where the actual fuck did you get these from because I need them in my life?

HerrenaHarridan Mon 09-Dec-13 20:02:10

This is why my Xmas food stash lives at my mums. sad

It's not so bad though my Xmas booze stash lives with me smile

kitsmummy Mon 09-Dec-13 20:04:15

Heartbroken... Both from Aldi, although I haven't seen the fudge in there for a few weeks otherwise I would have eaten a lot more of it blush

MillyStar Mon 09-Dec-13 20:06:17

Last night I wrapped up the big box of thorntons that I bought for fil to stop me openong them. I can still hear them shouting me though!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:07:46

Well, I know where I'm going shopping this week!

Thanks Kit grin

Breezy1985 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:09:05

Me and my mum opened the Christmas cake yesterday because it was out of date today shock glad she checked now grin

But I've already cracked open tins of roses and celebrations, and the pringles blush

This is why I'm not buying anymore till just before Christmas!

scratchandsniff Mon 09-Dec-13 20:09:17

I broke out the Lidl chilli roast peanuts and stealthily ate them over the course of the weekend. Finding it hard to resist the pistachios.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:10:01

Oh man, this thread is really weakening my resolve.

I want Roses now....

FortyMerryFuckers Mon 09-Dec-13 20:12:50

Oh I love m&s bacon rashers. I have already ate my Christmas cheese board & crackers, some posh crisps and drank the naice wine bought for presents fsmile

Beamur Mon 09-Dec-13 20:13:31

Go on, eat them.
MY Dad (one of 4 brothers) used to be threatened with all kinds of badness by their Mum if they touched the Christmas pop. My Nan would only buy it at Christmas and it came in crates from the milkman I think & would be stacked tantalisingly in the conservatory....
The boys used to quietly unstack the crates (she bought loads!) and drink all the pop in the bottom crate and then refill the bottles with water so they still looked full. Then restack the crates...Every year....Then make themselves very scarce indeed when the day came that the final layer were about to be drunk. Every year she then went ballistic.

FortyMerryFuckers Mon 09-Dec-13 20:14:10

Not the actual board (even I draw the line at that) just the cheeses from it!

WhereIsMyHat Mon 09-Dec-13 20:30:23

80% through a double tier of M&S Belgian biscuits here. Fererro rocher are my next targets.

It's December so it's fine. Plenty of time to buy more to replace.

PaulSmenis Mon 09-Dec-13 20:34:28

This is why I started buying me food just before Christmas. There's no point in me buying it too far in advance 'cause it never lasts and I just have to replace it.

I want to try that caramel/sea salt fudge. smile

Last night I was alone with X factor, sad, moi?! and I cracked open the thorntons chocolate covered toffee, a box not a packet, there's not a trace left today blush

Darkesteyes Mon 09-Dec-13 21:38:48

Been on Slimming World for 3 months and have lost just over a stone. Im too scared now to eat any Christmas food.sad Havent got any in yet which helps.

Well done dark that's awesome thanks you must let yourself a treat over crimbo tho!! cake

notanotherusername1 Mon 09-Dec-13 22:16:22

We only bought it all on Saturday. There was me spouting off in the supermarket that no one was allowed near any of it and woe betide them if they even thought of opening the cupboard. fblush

Tomorrow I will be in M&S buying one bag of Bacon Rashes.

They were bloody lovely. Enjoyed every last one.


Financeprincess Mon 09-Dec-13 22:42:52

DH and I woofed a Reese's chocolate snowman last night (recommended). I had to fetch it because I have hidden all the nice Christmas food in the garage away from DH. In the cupboard with the J cloths and polish; he'll never look there.

It was very enjoyable. Also, it is nearly Christmas innit?

RayPurchase Mon 09-Dec-13 22:50:27

I've eaten and replaced DS's chocolate coins for his stocking twice now blush and started on the chocolate covered hazelnuts and caremelised almonds.

Darkesteyes Mon 09-Dec-13 23:28:36

Thanks honey. My choice would be a slice of choccy yule log Heaven. Hope if i keep up the excsersise my weight shouldnt take too hard a hit. dream on dark

I baked loads of biscuits for christmas, 3 tins full.

2 tins are now empty. 1 is hidden. The teens and dh are guilty.
I only are the Lindor

ate strikeoutspellfail

ThursdayLast Mon 09-Dec-13 23:44:24

One box of lindor down here, and twiglets never last more than 24 hrs especially in the tin.

ZoeZoeZoe Mon 09-Dec-13 23:45:25

Not only are you being reasonable, but you are being caring and vigilant to prioritise their health in sampling dormant (and therefore potentially hazardous) foodstuffs for their benefit with no regard for your own well-being


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Darkesteyes Tue 10-Dec-13 00:20:38

I miss Lindor sad

Allalonenow Tue 10-Dec-13 00:33:44

Black Forest stollen sounds irresistible.

I hate Lindor, hate the sensations of the middle bit of the chocolate, am I weird?! Give me thorntons or Lilly o'briens chocs and I won't refuse yougrin

SilverApples Tue 10-Dec-13 07:45:13

Yes you are.
Remember that thread about the 4 year old who ate all the chocolate from her advent calendar, and her sister's? This is the adult equivalent! {grin]

OwlinaTree Tue 10-Dec-13 07:56:53

I opened the chocolate finger wheel on Sunday. Very disappointing, was expecting a wheel arrangement of 3 different choccy fingers. In box was 3 separate packets of choc fingers.

SunshineMMum Tue 10-Dec-13 08:08:39

YANBU, we always buy some ginger wine which is to be 'saved for Christmas eve.' On the day we buy it DH asks 'Ginger wine?' looking so eager and earnest and eager I can't say no smile.

Longdistance Tue 10-Dec-13 08:35:45

Isn't it the law of the land, that the person who does all the Xmas shopping, writing cards, putting up and decorating the tree gets to 'sample' the Xmas food??!!

SunshineMMum Tue 10-Dec-13 08:59:27

Oh and Sainsbury's pink champagne truffles, well there are only 12 in a box, so not enough to hand round really!

liquidstate Tue 10-Dec-13 10:22:18

I try wrapping biscuits and choc presents up so I dont eat but I always end up unwrapping them and scoffing in secret. fblush

Friginilla Tue 10-Dec-13 13:28:31

I'm shocked! I thought it was the law not to and here I've just found out I'm just a goody two shoes.
Still don't think i could live with the guilt grin

cantheyseeme Tue 10-Dec-13 13:43:45

Roses and pringles gone here grin
Its the honey roasted nuts and champagne i REALLY want though angry

ApprenticeViper Tue 10-Dec-13 13:44:24

Guilt my arse. I bought it and I'll bloody well wat it if I want to. And I want to grin

So far, I'm down a bar of Baileys truffle chocolate, a bag of honey roasted peanuts, a cranberry topped pork pie and I've started the bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe.

DP has observed (and aided) all of this, and has taken it upon himself to hide the tins of Quality Street and Roses bastard

ApprenticeViper Tue 10-Dec-13 13:45:25

*eat, not wat. Junk food induced typo smile

SmartiesMakeMeNaughty Tue 10-Dec-13 13:52:17

I'll admit to having done in a bottle of chocolate Bailey's. I'm going to be like a red faced gouty bastard from a Hogarth etching before we even get to Christmas.

loopylouu Tue 10-Dec-13 14:08:52

This is why I have hidden it all in the shed and locked it.

Every year for the past 12 or so I have devoured all the Christmas stuff by the 20th and had to buy more.

RaRayRay Tue 10-Dec-13 14:10:16

I have been trying so hard to resist smile

Dark I lost 2 stone on SW, not anymore am up by about half a stone hate to think what it will be after Xmas. Oh I love Christmas food. smile

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 10-Dec-13 14:12:03

I have a feeling that Aldi are going to do well off the back off MN.

Quite a few of us now wanting the black forest stollen and the caramel and sea-salt fudge.

My mouth is watering just at the thought of it.

We won't all turn into asses like in Pinocchio will we?

WireCatGlitteryBaubles Tue 10-Dec-13 14:16:33

Roses. Open.

Celebrations. Nearly all gone.

We had a Xmas buffet on Sunday though so we've had quite. Bit of Xmas food. Was yum.

I want to open everything. To sample.

cantheyseeme Tue 10-Dec-13 14:19:53

Nuts are open grin
Am intrigued about these m&s bacon rashers, are they like frazzles?

JennyOnAPlate Tue 10-Dec-13 14:29:28

I've eaten half a tin of celebrations so far. Dh hasn't noticed yet so hopefully I can replace it when they're gone and he'll never know!

jeanmiguelfangio Tue 10-Dec-13 14:32:15

Now I don't know about you but someone me broke into our Christmas stash and ate the cheese and onion Pringles. And then when I bought more the culprit me ate them again. Left the BBQ ones though cos they are yuck
I've reported it to the police DH and he keeps blaming me!! The cheek of it!!

cantheyseeme Tue 10-Dec-13 14:34:25

I dont think we'll even eat so much over xmas, sick of chocolate already grin

Coveredinweetabix Tue 10-Dec-13 14:44:36

I'm reading this whilst munching my way through Aldi's maple syrup fudge which I fished out of the Xmas box earlier. Despite it not being that nice, I have only one piece left and it can't have been open more than an hour. I will have a sugar crash just as I collect the DC later.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Tue 10-Dec-13 14:45:59

I put all the christmas chocs, nuts etc into a bin liner and got my husband to put it in the loft. Otherwise it would all have gone by now grin

roguepixie Tue 10-Dec-13 14:48:50

I've probably found this thread too late but, in my extensive nibble sneaking experience ... it's the long slippery slope fgrin. Once you've sneaked you can never unsneak and have to keep sneaking!!!

bunnymother Tue 10-Dec-13 14:55:16

Oh, I love this thread. Not because it's making me feel better for eating my way through the DCs stocking lollies

limitedperiodonly Tue 10-Dec-13 15:11:32

You're all just weak grin

I am the Queen of Delayed Gratification married to the King of Zero- Willpower.

I can't have xmas chocolate in the house or Easter eggs because DH can't resist them. They have to be stored at my mum's and eggs from family have to be eked out - just one each every week. Otherwise he'd eat the lot.

He once took the seal off a tin of Roses ate some and mended it with sellotape on it. He kept doing it until there were hardly any left. I wasn't angry when I found out. I just bought another one. But he was very ashamed and blamed my mum for buying them and giving them to us in advance.

We can't have ice cream because he'll eat a litre or more in one sitting. Peanut butter is the same. In fact we don't have much that you can snack on. Bread and cheese is about it.

I once went to his office and thought someone had dropped a bottle of nail varnish remover - the smell was that strong and exactly like it.

He'd eaten an enormous bag of Haribo in one go.

He is far from fat, btw.

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