My lunch hour falls so that when I return, most of my co-workers are just leaving for lunch. This leaves me alone with my sweet tooth.
It may not be the best practice, but almost everyone I know snacks at work, and since I am alone for a couple of hours per day, I am definitely no exception. These are a few of my workday indulgences.
First, I tried to make a more healthy choice and bring pistachios to keep in my desk drawer. This worked well, with one problem. I had purchased the type with the shell still intact (to slow myself down enough to refrain from eating an entire bag within 5 minutes), so there was the issue of shelling the nuts and then finding a place for the shells and cleaning up the general mess.
Next, I brought Whoppers, and again, they were great, except that they roll…very well. I was rather embarrassed when a little brown chocolate ball went rolling from my desk into the middle of the aisle between our cubicles, just as an office manager walked by. She chuckled and let me know that mini Reese’s cups are now available in movie theater size boxes. Perhaps I will have to find those as they wouldn’t roll!
The third tasty treat I tried at work was Reeses’ peanut butter cups, king size, of course. Nothing could go wrong with those, one would think, but they did melt on my fingers somewhat, causing the need to wipe my fingers before typing. Considering that I do still try to be productive, even while snacking, this may not have been my best option. Also, the king size packaging, which I had intended to split up over the course of two days, ended up with three of the four pieces of candy eaten on the first day. This obviously threw my candy-eating portion off for the next day.
So, I decided that mini Milky Way bars may be the answer. They come several to a package, so I can eat only one or as many as I want, they fit nicely into the desk drawer, and they don’t seem to melt too easily since I can pop a whole one into my mouth if necessary. The wrapper is a bit noisy, though, which can be a distraction and can also lure co-workers to the source of the noise.
Perhaps my favorite sweet treat at work in the Milk Dud. They don’t roll or melt too easily, the package is quiet and there is plenty to split up over the course of several days. However, I find that I often manage to polish off nearly an entire box in one sitting. At this rate, I will need to worry more about myself rolling around than my candy!