Do you ever catch yourself hiding candy? Turns out you're not alone, according to new research.
In fact, 59 percent of Americans reported that their sweet tooth got the best of them and they've hidden candy at some point in their lives.
The top person to hide the sweet stuff from? Their significant others, at 52 percent, closely followed by their children, at 51 percent.
The survey asked 2,000 Americans about their candy-hiding habits and found that a quarter admit to sneaking a piece that didn't belong to them.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of HI-CHEW, the survey asked Americans what their reasoning was behind their secret snacking and what lengths they've gone to in order to keep the good stuff hidden.
The top reason people hide candy from loved ones is that they worry they will eat it all before they get a chance to enjoy the sweets themselves.
Four in 10 Americans also take solace in hiding candy just to have a moment of peace and quiet when they eat it.
Another 24 percent of respondents said they would rather keep their candy to themselves.
One in three Americans say they've got candy stashed in their dresser, with 22 percent saying they've got some candy secretly stowed on top of the fridge.
Some respondents admitted to going to creative lengths in order to keep their sweets hidden.
From a hollowed-out book to a broken game console to a non-functioning hallway light, Americans choose some rather unique hiding places.
One brilliant respondent shared their most successful hiding spot even had a two-level security system:
The first step was placing their candy inside a box of health food bars and then hiding said box behind their dish towels in their kitchen drawer.
Another respondent even shared locking away sweets in their personal safe.
"Candy is enjoyed every day by consumers of all ages throughout the world," said Tatsuya Takamiya, Chief Marketing Officer of Morinaga America, Inc. "Which is why it's always been so important to HI-CHEW to use high-quality ingredients such as fruit and vegetable concentrates and purees to achieve the authentic flavors HI-CHEW has become known for."
Respondents agreed that the stakes are raised with high-quality candy as well; as 57 percent said they're more likely to hide that extra good stuff from their loved ones.
"The best thing about candy is that it can be enjoyed by anyone at any time," said Tatsuya Takamiya, Chief Marketing Officer of Morinaga America, Inc. "With HI-CHEW, it's easy enough to grab a stick of your favorite flavor or pick-up a peg bag filled with a fruity assortment to create moments of happiness wherever you are."