Snacking during school is typically frowned upon unless you hit the jackpot of teachers who let you nibble during class. In most schools, however, eating is limited to lunch and recess times when kids scramble to the cafeteria and often end up talking and socializing more than actually eating. Kids then go back to class and before they know it their stomachs are rumbling and they’re counting down the minutes until they can get home and raid the pantry. One 9-year-old from Missouri came up with a genius idea that allows her to snack in class anytime she wants without anyone even knowing.
Valerie Schremp Hahn, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently posted a picture of her daughter’s snack hack on Twitter showing an empty lip balm tube that the young student had filled with none other than cheese! “My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class,” she captioned a picture of the cheese-filled tube.
"I was just looking on YouTube because I was bored and I found this video and I decided to do it," the young girl said. "I just took some of my dad’s cheese, sliced it up, and put it in the chapstick container."
She went on to add that after she got the chapstick container she cleaned it out and “started filling it with cheese."
The snack hack came in handy as the fourth-grader when she writing standardized tests.
"You can lick it and no one will know," she said.
She said her friends thought her "cheese stick chapsticks" were hilarious. "At first I didn't tell them and I was like licking the, quote, 'cheese,' and then I told them it was cheese and they just started laughing so hard," she added.
Twitter was understandably impressed.
“She is genius and will be the millionaire who takes care of you in your old age,” wrote one commenter.
“Some stories give you hope for the future. This is one of those stories,” wrote another while another added, “Further confirmation that the future is female.”
Hahn, whose post has gone viral, said she was a bit surprised at how popular it was. "I was kind of surprised it took off, but people like cheese so, you know, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised," she noted.
My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class. pic.twitter.com/YEAqZx2wnr— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 17, 2019