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[Photographs: Todd Brock]

Let's say that personal pint of Cherry Garcia you have stashed in the back of the break room freezer feels lighter all of a sudden, and now Glenn from Accounting won't make eye contact. Or maybe you suspect that you have a Chunky Monkey junkie living right under your own roof who assumes that all ice cream in the house is fair game to anyone with a spoon. Or perhaps you just need a tongue-in-cheek gift for that Karamel Sutra fan who never learned to share with others.

Well, Ben & Jerry's has come to your rescue.

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For less than six bucks via their online store, you can now safeguard your favorite ice cream flavor with a cleverly engineered working combination lock. No... really.

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The Euphori-Lock is a two-piece plastic collar contraption designed to fit standard pint containers. One half slides up over the bottom of the pint. It screws into a top ring outfitted with a three-wheel dial mechanism. Rearrange the digits, and voila—your Phish Food or fro-yo is locked up tighter than Fort Knox, inaccessible to unauthorized midnight-tasters.

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I'm not saying I don't trust my wife and daughters. I'm just saying I've become fiercely protective of my Scotchy Scotch Scotch... and they can have a taste when I offer them one. Or when they pry that unlocked pint out of my cold, dead hands.

About the Author: Todd Brock lives the glamorous life of a stay-at-home freelance writer in the suburbs of Atlanta. Besides being paid to eat cheeseburgers for AHT, pizzas for Slice, and desserts for Sweets, he's written and produced over 1,000 hours of television and penned Building Chicken Coops for Dummies. When he grows up, he wants to be either the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys or the drummer for The Gaslight Anthem. Or both.

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