Each fortnight for the six months until the end of 2013, I will be doing a series of short posts titled ‘Swap This’. These posts will be centred around ways to make little changes by using alternative products to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. I hope to show you that there are other options to buying over packaged goods and maybe you will save a little money too!
The Tiny Teddies were a hard one for me to give up. So handy, fairly economical and always excitement when they come out. But ten bags filled with air and less than a handful of tiny biccies was, I realised, a company’s dream and a parent’s nightmare especially when you are the parent cleaning out the rubbish from the back of your car. My first choice would be to swap these with some homemade biscuits but not everyone has the time to keep up a running stock of homemade biscuits so second choice is still go the Tiny Teddies but buy them in a bigger packet, keep them in the freezer and give them in a reusable container whenever you need to. It’s the same treat, it’s less packaging and cheaper too.
Treat Disclaimer: Yes, I did go against everything I believe in and bought these packaged items which I have tried to turn my back on since the start of the year. My defence is that it was in the name of research and photography. I will add, the day I bought all of these ‘treats’ we ended up having one of our “harder” days at home with Miss Logical and Master Mayhem screaming for small packages of goodies and me trying in vain to ration them out all the while feeling dirty for buying them. Please don’t judge me!