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The Pantry Quiz #23

A sweet pantry ingredient you shouldn't give to your pets.

Do you know?

Name a sweet pantry ingredient that's toxic to your cat or dog (or gerbil or budgie or parrot), and also a little bit hazardous to your waistline.

Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Sugar has the highest melting temperature, 186°F (though, technically, sugar doesn't melt -- it dissolves). Lard melts at 80-113°F, butter at 90°F, and ice at 32°F.]

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Chocolate. Luckily, my cats don't seem interested, but I've had dogs who begged for treats when the family was having something that smelled chocolate. I don't bake much, but there's always chocolate chips around in case we all come down with irresistable craving for cookies.l



Chocolate, and I'm always careful not to drop any as I inhale it!

Sadly, chocolate.

Why would I give away perfectly good chocolate to the pup or the composting guinea pigs? I'm way too mean and only share the chocolate with the humans in the family. And mostly under duress, unless it's in a muffin. Those I share freely.

I confess I got the answer from the first comments, because my chocolate lives at the top of another cabinet with all the baking sweets, and what I consider my "pantry" has other stuff in it. So I was mentally pawing through the raspberry vinegar, corn syrup, honey etc on the top shelf of my pantry trying to come up with a sweet substance. I did mentally discover the dilly beans I'd put up and still need to crack open, though. Thanks, Lydia!

Chocolate, and I have pounds & pounds of it. Both in my pantry, and on my hips!

Finally one that I knew!

I was thinking too hard on this one, until I saw the comments and looked at the photo again. Sometimes I wish that chocolate was toxic to me. Haha. ;-)


chocolate and i have it my pantry for sure.

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