Created By: StevenT on March 10, 2013

Secret Snack Stash

A character has a stash of junk food hidden somewhere.

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A character is shown to have a secret stash of junk food, usually when they're supposed to be on a diet.

Expect the Big Eater to be subject to this trope.


Examples:

Western Animation
  • The Simpsons: In "The Heartbroke Kid" Bart keeps a stash of junk food hidden inside a hole behind a Krusty poster in his room.
  • In the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Frenchfry" Pleakley has various secret compartments in his room just for hiding junk food.
  • In the Johnny Test episode "Johnny Bee Good" when the Bee Keeper steals all the candy in town Mary and Susan let Johnny and Dukey in on the secret stash of junk food they have in their lab.
Community Feedback Replies: 25
  • March 10, 2013
    SKJAM
    The novelty song "Junk Food Junkie". Here's Larry Groce singing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLiVeRJTtqo
  • March 10, 2013
    Lumpenprole
    Live Action Television: In The Closer, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson kept a stash of Ding Dongs in her desk for dealing with moments of stress
  • March 10, 2013
    Lumpenprole
    Literature: Lt. Eve Dallas of the In Death novel series continually struggles to keep caches of candy in her office hidden from an unknown candy thief who keeps raiding them
  • March 10, 2013
    MrRuano
    Megas XLR has Coop replace the EMP missiles in Megas' hands with minifridges full of Pop Rocks and Cola. These fridges become very important in stopping a bad guy Coop unwittingly summoned.
  • March 10, 2013
    Astaroth
    • Harry Potter starts keeping a stash of sweets hidden under his bedroom floorboards in Goblet of Fire, after Petunia puts him and his cousin Dudley on a diet.
  • March 10, 2013
    TrustBen
    Hurley on Lost had a secret stash for some time after the Dharma hatch and its attendant food supplies were discovered.
  • March 10, 2013
    Chabal2
    Unseen Academicals: When Ridcully forbids his staff from eating junk foold and smoking in order to be in shape for the football game, he obviously doesn't consider it to apply to him. Unfortunately, the housekeeper does, and he grows increasingly dismayed as he finds every one of his caches has been found and emptied. Finally he reaches the last one, which still contains some food and tobacco, with a note from the housekeeper reading "I just didn't have the heart."
  • March 11, 2013
    DracMonster
    Heh, my father had a mountain-sized sweet tooth and would keep candy stashes, which me and my brothers would find and devour, then my mother would yell at him and he'd try to find somewhere else more secure. Was something of a cat and mouse game in our household.
  • March 11, 2013
    SquirrelGuy
    Advertising: In an early-1970s commercial for Chunky candy bars, a man was hand casing the interior some kitchen cupboards until he found a glass dish full of Chunky bars. He was doing this in a stealth manner, apparently to evade his wife's radar. The tagline was "Chunky. You don't have to see it to find it."
  • March 11, 2013
    DarthEpic
    ...people sit on chairs? Seems like it.
  • March 11, 2013
    PsiPaula4
    ^How is this chairs? There's some meaning behind it, it alerts to the audience that, this character is unwillingly on a diet, or otherwise not supposed to be eating junk food so they're stashing it somewhere so they can eat it in secret.
  • March 13, 2013
    DracMonster
    ^Yeah this would have meaning in a narrative, it definitely communicates things about the character.
  • March 13, 2013
    0blivionmobile
    • While finding a century-old stash now and then in Fallout games is pretty common, one stands out in Old World Blues. Sifting through a lab's emails reveals that one researcher has been keeping several stashes of various unhealthy foods, including the very rare Nuka Cola Quantum and Victory.
  • April 3, 2014
    Noah1
  • April 3, 2014
    TonyG
    Kevin from The Office US kept a stash hidden in the ceiling. When the others look for it, they find a nest of rats instead.
  • April 3, 2014
    Alucard
    An extra file in Virtues Last Reward jokes that the box-like side-panels on Quark's helmet are actually missile launchers ready to defend him at a moment's notice, before revealing that he actually stashes candy in them (befitting his being the only child involved in the Nonary Game).
  • April 3, 2014
    randomsurfer
    In The Great Brain at the Academy candy isn't allowed in the school so TD sets himself up selling black market candy. He has to hide his stash so neither the priests who have banned the candy nor his fellow students/prospective clients can find it.
  • April 3, 2014
    StrixObscuro
    Film
    • In Heavy Weights, the kids at the fat camp all keep stashes of junk food. The former managers all turned a blind eye to it, but new owner Tony Perkis naturally cracks down.
  • April 3, 2014
    marcoasalazarm
    A Victim Of The Week on CSI:NY was a Jerk Ass movie executive that (ironically) had his wife treating him with an iron fist about his weight. The executive had some candy concealed on the balcony of his apartment... and died on a day he was treating everybody on a party at his house like crap because his weight weakened the handrail he needed to climb on to reach the stash, dropping him several stories to the pavement.
  • April 3, 2014
    StrixObscuro
    In Full Metal Jacket, the overweight Private Pyle steals and stashes a jelly donut for him to eat later. Unfortunately, it's discovered by the sarge. This does not end well for Private Pyle.
  • April 3, 2014
    Waterlily
    Claudia from Babysitters Club hides junk food because her parents don't approve of junk food.
  • April 3, 2014
    Alvin
    Although maybe not completely this trope, in Comic Book Archie one story had Jughead wear kickers/plus-four type pants and get mocked for them, then an elevator he and some of the others are on gets stuck, and Jughead reveals the pants are for hiding a stash of candy bars, which he shares.
  • April 3, 2014
    SquirrelGuy
    ^Jughead, as a Big Eater, is notorious for this. In one story where Jug was the drummer for the Archies, while the band is practicing for a concert one day, Jughead adamantly refuses to play the bass drum, and won't give a reason why. The others decide to be sensitive and not press the issue any further. The last panel reveals the reason — the bass drum was "stocked" with snack food!
  • April 4, 2014
    robbulldog
    From The Three Musketeers 1993, "It's the Cardinal's sacred snack chamber", which also carries a large amount of money. The musketeers drink the wine and champagne and scatter the coins to the commoners,
  • April 4, 2014
    randomsurfer
    In a Cutaway Gag on Family Guy we see Sesame Street's Cookie Monster at a Rehab clinic; a bed check reveals that he has a plate of cookies under his mattress.
    I don't know how they got there...Derek was in here earlier, he was making the beds, he probably put them - I was in the john.
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