I’m proud to announce, that after eating some casserole for dinner we have no food waste this week – yipee!
However, our dustbin demon is another matter.
This week I’ve been having a grand declutter of my wardrobe.
Now you’ll only understand the following bit if you live with a chocoholic.
The chocoholic isn’t me you understand; I’d rather have a bowl of mashed potato to be honest. It’s not even Little Miss Green; she’d rather tuck into crisps as you know. No it’s Mr Green who has a penchant for a bar of the sweet brown stuff.
So you’ll forgive me when I tell you that hidden in my wardrobe was my secret chocolate stash. I need this because I have got so fed up over the past goodness knows how many years of wedded bliss of buying things for a specific recipe (i.e. chocolate), and finding the cupboards bare when I got around to opening my recipe book.
Honestly, it’s been like living with a beagle.
So a few years ago I got a shoe box and put it with all the other shoe boxes in my wardrobe. Only this box didn’t house a pair of pink fluffy Jimmy Choos; it was a secret box of chocolate. This meant I could plan chocolate recipes in advance and know I’d have all the ingredients!
Anyway, due to the declutter and the new me who now only stores clothes in her wardrobe (rather than books, presents for people, things I’m waiting to stick on eBay and chocolate) I decided to shift my secret stash to one of the kitchen cupboards that Mr G doesn’t tend to go in to.
Well tonight, after a really busy day, those big brown eyes looked at me and said “I don’t suppose you have any chocolate in the house do you?” Yes Mr Green has not only a talking mouth, but talking eyes to add to his numerous qualities.
Me, being the adoring wife that I am, stealthily moved to the ‘not so secret stash’ and presented it to him in a flourish. To say he was like a dog with two tails was an understatement. The thing is, I think I have had a past life as a cook in a castle under siege or something, because lots of the goodies were out of date, or bought way before I was even thinking about zero waste. And alas we found some very unfriendly looking packaging.
Take a look to see what we found. I’ve read through pages of waffle on the Lindt website, promising me all sorts of environmental responsibility, but not found anything that actually says anything; if you know what I mean. So you can guess who we will be contacting next week! And to add to insult to injury, I didn’t even buy the product, as you’ll discover in the video.
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