General chatter - I feel sorry for whoever took them




Slim CB
01-10-2011, 04:13 PM
At my office there tends to be a lot of treats floating around. This morning when I stepped into the lunch room there was a basket of mini hershey's bars - there were around 30 pieces. They were mostly the milk chocolate with almonds kind.

When I went to eat my lunch at 1:30, the basket was empty - save for 4 pieces of the regular milk chocolate kind. Based on the type of candy that was taken I bet that one person took it all. Can you imagine how many calories are in that stash? How many empty calories are being consumed?

I am by no means perfect, and it took a lot of willpower for me to resist having one this morning....but come on! 30 pieces of chocolate!


taragettingthin
01-10-2011, 04:21 PM
ROFL... and today, I threw away all my candies in my drawer because I know a lot of my coworkers are also watching what they are eating and trying to lose weight.
I indeed feel sorry for them.... :P
Maybe the person has 30 kids.... and was trying to use it for treat? :D

lazylioness
01-10-2011, 04:26 PM
HAHAHAHA they do that at my office too

I keep threatening to put the SF chocolate in my candy dish!


nelie
01-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Who knows?

I gave my husband a box of cookies to take to work (I wanted a couple but didn't want a box). He put the cookies out, within 2 hours they were all gone. I was a bit shocked but treats don't last there long.

CourtneyDaisey
01-10-2011, 04:37 PM
That sounds like my office. People will bring treats in, people will converge on their desk, and the treats will be gone quickly. Hopefully it wasn't just one person taking all of that though.

flippychick
01-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Imagine what the inside of their trash can looks like with 30 little wrappers???

Slim CB
01-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Imagine what the inside of their trash can looks like with 30 little wrappers???

LMAO!!

kaplods
01-10-2011, 04:58 PM
I doubt that it was one person. That hershey's mix has been very popular as "desk candy" for decades. When I worked in corporate cubicle land, the plain milk chocolate was always the last to go. Well, at least in the last decade. Before that, it was always the Special Dark that was last choice. Then dark chocolate became "health food" and the plain milk chocolate was left behind.

Also, I've noticed that people will rarely take the last couple pieces, so most of the chocolate would be gone in a flash, and the last two to four pieces would sit untouched forever. No one wanted to be seen taking the last piece(s).

Slim CB
01-10-2011, 05:08 PM
The basket of chocolate was there for at least 2 days and was declining slowly. Believe me I know my co-workers.....they don't swoop down on treats like that....

Ruthxxx
01-10-2011, 05:57 PM
I'm reminded of seagulls. :rofl:

Flamethrower
01-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Ew, and Hershies isn't even nice chocolate! xD

Pint Sized Terror
01-11-2011, 12:16 AM
I actually like Hershey's. :o It's the only milk chocolate, besides Godiva, that I like.

I hope it was more than one person as well. Then again, when I worked in an office type environment, I'd sit and eat half a bag of those little candy bars in one shift. :o

brokengently
01-11-2011, 03:36 AM
There's a bag of Hershey's dark chocolate kisses in our communal table right now!!! I wish someone would take it all!!! So tempting....

I didn't want to take any at first, but I checked the nutritional info and 8pcs = 180 calories. I took 4 for myself... and logged them faithfully in my tracker. But I'm satisfied after 3 pcs and I'm saving the other one for tomorrow.

My boss kept laughing when she saw me checking for the calories though =/

Serval87
01-13-2011, 01:27 AM
That would be so tempting to me. I love chocolate. :( But I'm trying to at least buy chocolate with better ingredients (like cacoa) instead of going for the cheapest (which means there's more for me to eat). I found this chocolate that has chili peppers in it, and all of the ingredients are things that I've heard of, and its made into five decent-sized bars (which are under 200 cals each). I'm not saying that it's healthy, but it's more satisfying, and I eat less of it.

Aclai4067
01-13-2011, 02:03 AM
There's a bag of Hershey's dark chocolate kisses in our communal table right now!!! I wish someone would take it all!!! So tempting....



No kidding! We've had cake in our office for 3 days! And before that was cookies. Before that another cake that was there for another 3 days. It's endless

MindiV
01-13-2011, 09:04 AM
Between me and the bathroom in our office I have to face:
• A bowl of hard candy and Hershey kisses "for the customers"
• A table of food containing a tin of chocolate covered peanuts with nougat and a tin of peanut patties, two tubs of fudge with nuts, a box of graham crackers, a box of Cheez-Its, another bowl of Hershey Kisses, leftover birthday cake
• A fridge full of bread and cream cheese, a tupperware tub full of chocolate candies (Kit Kats, Hershey minis, mini Snicker bars, etc.), Cokes, and hot sauce for chips
• A counter containing the remains of a 5 pound bag of candy, some soup, peanut butter crackers and snack bars.

There are THREE people in my office. NONE of this is mine. It's a constant temptation I have to pass when going to the bathroom, getting my healthy snacks out of the fridge or visiting the water cooler for a refill (which turns into more bathroom trips).

fitkristi
01-13-2011, 09:31 AM
For Christmas, I baked cookies and made fudge for my husbands office. I baked TWELVE dozen cookies and two large containers of fudge cut into 2 inch cubes - and he said that they were all gone by the end of his work day...and I didn't bring them in until lunch (at noon). He leaves at 3:30pm.

kateleestar
01-13-2011, 09:45 AM
I actually like Hershey's. :o It's the only milk chocolate, besides Godiva, that I like.


Me too! I'm glad I'm not alone. People think I'm nuts. Hershey's reminds me of childhood. :D

And we keep candy in our office, but its always hard candy, which I'm not a huge fan of. I'm not generally a sweets person, so its okay. And I'm the one that picks it out, so I buy the random ones that I don't like, :lol: ... However, if I get the mixed bag, and it has a Bit O Honey in it, I will have one. I love those!

Besides, I work with 60ish guys and 2 girls, the candy/sweets/anything not nailed down will be eaten withing a few hours.

Petite Powerhouse
01-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Junk food lingers here. Everyone tries to eat well, so they bring in leftover cake and cookies and the like from parties they have thrown and been to, to make sure they don't eat it themselves, but nobody eats it here either. My office is right beside the kitchen, and it's bad enough there's a candy box in there. When you add all the homemade goodies in.... Oy.

As for Hershey's, I don't even like Godiva milk chocolate. Milk chocolate does nothing for me at all. But I love dark chocolate, and in addition to Godiva dark I actually do like Hershey's Special Dark bars.

I doubt one person took the mini bars. If some one person did, though, well.... I admit it: I know what it's like to have a garbage can full of candy wrappers. I'm not perfect and I have my days.... And on those days I have been known to empty my garbage can in the dumpster outside the building so that the regular cleaning crew won't finger me as the glutton. (I used to think that was paranoid, but now... not so much.) Fortunately, those days are few and far between, but it is never something you feel proud of regardless.

I'm not about to laugh at someone or turn my nose up at them for eating a bag of mini chocolate bars. I think most people have been there. Hopefully, they don't "go there" often. I'll keep my fingers crossed for that.

Rana
01-13-2011, 04:13 PM
Someone brought in Jolly Ranchers like a year ago, and they still sit in the kitchen a year or so later.

But when people bring in anything else, cookies, cupcakes, even sparkling water, it's gone in a flash.

Our receptionist used to have a bowl of chocolates (which contributed to my weight gain) that disappeared every day. Eventually she got tired of refilling it and just took it away. It was supposed to be for guests!

lazylioness
01-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Someone brought in Jolly Ranchers like a year ago, and they still sit in the kitchen a year or so later.

But when people bring in anything else, cookies, cupcakes, even sparkling water, it's gone in a flash.

Our receptionist used to have a bowl of chocolates (which contributed to my weight gain) that disappeared every day. Eventually she got tired of refilling it and just took it away. It was supposed to be for guests!


LOL Jolly Ranchers would sit in my office forever too. Everything else is gone gone.

The IT department in my office is the WORST. I used to bring in chocolate for everyone and put it on my desk, or in the window area between their office and everyone else. They would quite Literally, stand there and graze. Yeah, got tired of paying $4 a day for their chocolate habit, and have them never bring in anything heh.