A Kmart in Melbourne, Australia, recently put some of its chocolate in locked plastic cases after thieves couldn’t resist stealing it.
Some customers were seen opening the chocolate and eating it while they walked around the store, according to Preston Leader. And, curiously, it was just a single variety: blocks of Cadbury chocolate. This kind of chocolate now has to be presented to a cashier to be unlocked, purchased, and, finally, eaten.
An anonymous security guard told Preston Leader that the store—it appears to be the only one to have done so so far—instituted the locks, which apparently just appeared this week, as a result of the thefts.
Which is probably for the better. If you’re going to enjoy a block of Cadbury chocolate, you’ll probably enjoy it more having earned it.
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