When you’re the office snack provider, you know there aren’t many things as intense as the bum rush for free food in the workplace. It doesn’t matter whether your co-workers have a desk drawer full of snacks or if they just ate — if it’s there and it’s free, they’ll take it.
But knowing that your colleagues will eat just about anything and providing them with balanced, healthy choices are two totally different beasts. Most of the office managers we know love to keep morale high. With that in mind, here’s a guide to recognizing the different types of snackers and what it takes to keep them happy.
1. The Judger
This snacker doesn’t touch soda or junk food and they make sure everyone knows it. The Judger looks smugly over his can of LaCroix while his co-worker downs her third diet soda and munches on chips. To top it off, the Judger calls out anyone who pronounces this sparkling goodness as “Le Croy.” If you’re surrounded by super judgy snackers, then this fruit box should take the smugness down a notch.
2. Kit Kat Klepto
Every office has THAT person. The one who goes through the bag of candy or communal snack bowl and takes out all the good pieces. Also known as Heath Bar Hoarders and Reese’s Robbers, you know the type when you see them. And when they are spotted, they glibly say, “Don’t judge.” But go ahead and judge. They deserve it. The only solution is to keep more of the good stuff around.
3. Bai Bai Birdies
You see it all the time — those select few who believe the office owes them “one for the road.” They reach into the fridge and take an antioxidant drink or a natural seltzer water with them to enjoy on the drive home or with dinner. Totally cool? Or beyond the pale? It could be fun to debate over an awesome box of snacks, but only if you consume it at the office.
4. Sad Seaweeder
Most of us think unfettered access to healthy treats is a gift from the snack gods, but instead of taking joy in treating the body as a temple, Sad Seaweeders are way bummed about eating healthy. Delicious almonds or seasoned and roasted seaweed? No thanks. They just dream of pudding, chips and toaster pastries. Pro tip: Serve them Fruitmojis, the emoji-shaped fruit snack, to satisfy their fruity cravings (just play down the fact they’re gluten-free and high fructose corn syrup free).
5. Choco-lot Yay
Choco-lot Yays are unabashed chocoholics who eschew snacks and treats that aren’t cocoa-based. Other foods just don’t exist for them. Some might find this annoying, but consider the upsides. One, you know how to keep them happy. Two, they won’t raid the salty snack stash.
Beyond Snacking Stereotypes
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