You really feel bad when you’re looking forward to a serving of Nutella on warm toast for breakfast – and find that someone has cleaned out the jar.
Nonetheless, an innovator from Germany – Daniel Schobloch has offered a brilliantly simple solution to the pilfering problem – by modeling an acrylic lock to keep jars of the chocolate and hazelnut spread safe from sticky fingers.
The canny device, which began life as a joke invention, is at the moment on sale for €9.99 (£7.20) on eBay Germany.
The acrylic Nutella jar lock features two keys and was created by German inventor Daniel Schobloch
This awesome lock is so sought-after that 1,000 units have been sold to date.
The acrylic lock makes sure no one gets to open the jar without a key, thus helps stop late night snackers and early morning pilferers in their tracks.
Daniel, who works for Borkenkarger Furniture and Fittings, in Berlin told Berlin-based The Local that his invention began life as a joke.
He said: ‘One of my friends was always getting worked up because his children were always stealing his Nutella.’
The lock is at present on sale for €9.99 (£7.20) only on eBay Germany
However, the moment news of his clever creation got out, the demand for the lock began to proliferate.
‘As the demand continued to grow we decided to offer the device on eBay,’ he continued.
The lock, which features two keys, should not be regarded as a genuine security device however as acrylic is easy to break into.
Daniel explained that the lock is s best used as novelty gift or by parents who want to prevent kids from gorging on the sweet spread.
Barmy breakfast inventions looks to be the in thing recently with news of a British designer’s bizarre Wearable Brek range, made specifically for cereal fans.
Dominic Wilcox’s creations encompass a device with activates an alarm if your cereal is too soggy, a crane that serves milk and cereal into your bowl, a cereal drone that flies Rice Krispies from shop counter to table and an e-Spoon that measures the mouthfuls of food as you eat.
Kellogg’s commissioned the prototypes, with the aim of adapting the ‘wearable tech’ trend to transform the way we eat breakfast.