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My Hangry little secret

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Snickers at 7 eleven 7Alright my friends, it’s confession time.  There’s something about me you don’t know, and I’m willing to bet that when I share my secret with you, there is a good chance you will have realized you’ve been in my shoes at some point. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were so hungry that you lost control of your cool?  I have. After I’ve reached that point of no return, I get HANGRY!  All of a sudden my emotions take over and my craving for chocolate becomes ridiculously off the charts.  Does that ever happen to you?

Snickers at 7 eleven 9Have you heard of the term Hangry before?

The first time I heard of this word was in a wood art print that I found at a home furnishing store.  All I could think of was thank goodness I’m not the only one who feels this way! This is EXACTLY how I feel when I get hungry and I’m not at home.  When running errands, there are times my errands turn into an entire day of driving all over town when I wasn’t planning to.  On those occasions I might pick up some fast food, but I don’t like to do that either. Typically, I will bring along snacks such as fruit, cereal and nut bars, waters, and/or a sandwiches for my son and I. On other occasions, like when I have to get money out of the ATM, I always go to 7/11.

Why?  Because their ATM’s are Credit Union friendly!  I don’t get charged a fee for using their ATM!  And while I’m there, I like to pick up a candy bar from the candy aisle directly in front of the cashier.

Snickers at 7 eleven 4My go-to remedy for a day full of driving around town has always been chocolate.  Running errands all day is a job! When I need a quick pick-me-up so I don’t get hangry, chocolate is king.  Not just any chocolate either!  Oh noooooo. In order to satisfy my beastly hangry monster inside, it has to have layers.  The right kind of layers that combine multiple flavors and textures.  SNICKERS® always does it for me.  They have been my favorite chocolate candy bars since I was a little girl!

During my recent visit to 7/11, I found the new SNICKERS® Extreme, Peanut Butter Squares, and SNICKERS® Almond bars.

Since I’m such a huge SNICKERS® fan, naturally, I took all three with me.

Snickers at 7 eleven 5After a few errands, it was time to put some gas into the car before finishing the rest.  This is always a perfect time for me to take a few minutes for myself and regroup my thoughts, check-off some items on my to-do list, and enjoy the small break with a treat while I wait for my gas tank to fill up.

As always, SNICKERS® made this quick errand an enjoyable one.  The Almond bar gave me some cushion to continue on until I got home. One bite had a perfect balance of sweetness with a hint of saltiness, a crunchy and soft filling, all enclosed in a perfect layer of chocolate that holds it all together like a sweet burrito.  Perfect!

Snickers at 7 eleven 6Once we were all back home, the kiddos headed to the back yard to play.  I put all the groceries away then went out to join them in the yard for a little bit.

For them, I picked up a pack of the Peanut Butter Squares.  This pack has two square pieces that are slightly larger than an inch wide – perfect for sharing or when you want smaller portions.

Snickers at 7 eleven 10As for my little secret…..this might shock you.  Are you ready for it?

I will steal SNICKERS® candy from a child if the opportunity presented itself while I’m in a hangry state.

There it is, the truth.  I will steal from children in order to get my hands on a piece of a SNICKERS® candy.  The sad thing about that is I’m not even entirely ashamed of this.  Want to know why?  Because I NEED chocolate like a cereal needs milk!  There is no substitution.  If my children collect SNICKERS® candy bars from a Piñata, you better believe those chocolate candies are going to end up in ma belleh.

My hangry cravings make me do things that I never would do normally.  The new SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Squares, and SNICKERS® Almond bars satisfy every bit of that craving needed to calm the hangry beast.

Oh, and by the way, did I also mention they come in smaller bite-sizes? 😉

The smallest ones below (minis), were from my son’s goody bag that I stole and put in a ziploc bag to keep in my purse)

Snickers at 7 eleven 8See what I mean?!  I am just as guilty as the next person stealing candy from a baby!

In my defense though, he’s four and didn’t even remember he had these.  He had other candies, so yeah, I didn’t feel too bad.

If you love SNICKERS® as much as I do, you’ll want to enter the SNICKERS® “Who are you when you’re hungry?” contest by uploading a personal photo or video from your Computer, Facebook, Instagram or use the SNICKERS® Meme Generator to create something new!  Voting begins at Noon on 5/11/15 and ends at 11:59:59AM ET on 7/15/15.

You can also find more great SNICKERS® recipes and fun stories on the SNICKERS® social hub!

So tell me, who are you when your hungry?  Do you get hangry too?

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