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PeachBellini123 Tue 23-Aug-16 13:10:08

Due to a dairy intolerance I buy almond milk to have at work, which is kept in the office fridge. Have realised over the past couple of weeks it has been going down very quickly. I caught a colleague using it and did say 'oh can't you use the office milk?' They looked a bit guilty but not sure if they've stopped using mine. And I think it must be more than one person.

Would it be really bad if I spiked the milk to teach them a lesson? Having my name on it hasn't helped.

It would be something safe to consume but taste bad...

MuggaTea Tue 23-Aug-16 13:15:39

of course you can "flavour" your own drinks or food.
(chilli powder ? salt?)

c3pu Tue 23-Aug-16 13:17:57


Jelliebabe1 Tue 23-Aug-16 13:20:38

Dye it green!

5Foot5 Tue 23-Aug-16 13:22:33

Could you decant your milk in to a plain bottle and label it "Sample One". Or something equally discouraging to others.

TheOptimisticPessimist Tue 23-Aug-16 13:24:27

All of the above!

Dye it green, add some chilli powder and fish sauce, maybe a touch of laxative and voilà! Fake gone-off milk grin

I agree that adding food colouring is the best bet though. Just add a touch of green or black food colouring, enough to make it look very suspect, and you'll have milk other people will think is off but is perfectly safe for you to drink so you aren't wasting any.

acasualobserver Tue 23-Aug-16 13:27:27

When this happened to me I printed a sign like this and stuck it to the container. It worked.

AlfrescoBalconyWanker Tue 23-Aug-16 13:32:23

acasualobserver to be pedantic that's a transport label, not a label for supply and a milk bottle is likely to be in limited quantities anyhows. Also, a food, so exempt for labelling for hazards and packaging grin

Can you decant it into a breastmilk expressing bottle?

acasualobserver Tue 23-Aug-16 13:36:37

Good job none of my colleagues were well versed in hazchem protocols!

myownprivateidaho Tue 23-Aug-16 13:41:56

Are you sure all your colleagues know that it's your private supply?

Happyhippy45 Tue 23-Aug-16 13:49:21

can't you decant it into breast milk expressing bottles
That would work....... though you might get some looks when you use it.

MissClarke86 Tue 23-Aug-16 13:51:03

Green food colouring is the best idea, you can still use it but they'll think it's gone off and won't dare admit they've used it so won't pull you up on it.

Win win!

icantthinkofamnusername Tue 23-Aug-16 13:51:58

Label it as Breast milk.

badg3r Tue 23-Aug-16 13:53:39

Send an email round the office asking people to stop stealing your mixture of almond and breast milk. Because it takes a long time to express enough for your week's drinks as it is.

Stormtreader Tue 23-Aug-16 13:59:53

Colour it bright blue, then go around the office and ask people why their tea is blue...Itll be hard for them to style that one out.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 23-Aug-16 14:01:46

This sort of thing makes me irrationally angry.

Spike it by all means. I'd also invest in a nondescript container.

SawdustInMyHair Tue 23-Aug-16 14:05:44

I love this idea of dying it, although I guess it wouldn't show up in coffee (maybe tea, though). And it might put the thief off.

toadgirl Tue 23-Aug-16 14:07:00


NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 23-Aug-16 14:07:50

I know someone at work who did the labelling it breast milk thing and it still got stolen!!! confused

PersianCatLady Tue 23-Aug-16 14:10:43

Can't you put a note on the fridge saying something like -
"Please could people not use OP's almond milk as I it is the only thing that I can drink as I seriously allergic to cows' milk"

Sillybillypoopoomummy Tue 23-Aug-16 14:11:32

We had this at an office related to my work. A group of people who were having their food nicked got together and spiked it with one of those dyes that are invisible in the food but stain your mouth and teeth yellow. The perpetrator was duly identified... grin.

However, they complained to management, who decided that as the victims had got together it was classed as entrapment and they very nearly got fired. Nothing was done to the thief at all shock.

toadgirl Tue 23-Aug-16 14:16:38

However, they complained to management, who decided that as the victims had got together it was classed as entrapment and they very nearly got fired. Nothing was done to the thief at all


Next time they should call in the police (theft is theft). The management obviously has no balls - the thief probably ate them too grin.

BobbinThreadbare123 Tue 23-Aug-16 14:28:52

A couple of drops of pure capsaicin should do the trick......

BeMorePanda Tue 23-Aug-16 14:33:05

Put a sticker on it saying "I've spat in this".

Then on the other side of the box put a sticker that says "And I've licked it too"

Germgirl Tue 23-Aug-16 14:37:36

People used to steal my line cordial at work, a bit going missing wouldn't have bothered me greatly but when the entire bottle vanished I was very pissed off. So I bought a new one and stuck a note on it saying "I might have pissed in this"
It didn't go missing anymore after that.
I think you should put a drop of green colouring in it.

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