Monday, August 6, 2007

And now, a pause that refreshes...

First off, does anyone know where I can find these? I’ve been hearing about them for a while and I’ve been all jonsin’ to try one.

I know a lot of people are gonna be thinking, “Peanut butter and banana?! Yuck!” Not so, uneducated one. Peanut butter and ‘nana is damn tasty. Maybe not in Elvis’s favorite sandwich form, but still, nothing beats a fresh banana sliced in half and filled with creamy peanut butter.

And yes, I said creamy. Crunchy is ok, but give me creamy any day. Ya know, way back in my single, lonely and bitter days, when I actually tried out the whole on-line dating thing, that was one of my conversation openers: Peanut butter: creamy or crunchy?

But back to the topic. Peanut butter, yes. One of the greatest snack foods ever. As a kid I lived on peanut butter. On toast. With jelly in sandwich form. On crackers. With bananas. With honey (also know as Honey Bunkin among us hillbilly types). Sometimes even just a heaping tablespoon of the stuff all by itself. And of course, with chocolate.

“You got peanut butter in my chocolate! Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter!” Yes, now shut up and eat it. It’s good. Really good. Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best PMS food combinations ever. What a great comfort food. I can’t tell you how many times a large bar of Hershey’s Special Dark and a jar of Reese’s returned me to sanity after a job loss, a break-up or a bad bout of cramps.

(Another great yet weird snack food combo is M&Ms and Cheeze Whiz. Try it sometime and tell me what you think.)

Speaking of PMS food, I discovered another wonderful treat this weekend. The spouse and I were running around Saturday and decided to stop at a Popcorn Station on the way home. I’ve driven by this place nearly every day and have been wanting to go in and grab something. And am I ever glad we did. For behold! I have discovered perhaps the greatest snacky food since the afore mentioned peanut butter and chocolate...

Chocolate. Cherry. Popcorn.

No shit. And all you people making yucky sounds, shut the hell up. You haven’t tried it yet. Popcorn that’s been candy-coated in a nice sugary, cherry-flavor substance, then drizzled with chocolate. Honey, it don’t get no better than this.

Or maybe I shouldn’t say that yet. I gotta try the Elvis Peanut Butter and ‘Nana Reese’s Cup first. Now I just gotta find one.


Anonymous said...

I'll try to pick you up a banana reeses from walgreens before the meeting tonight. They're pretty good.
See ya tonight,

Hollygoyle said...

Oh my... these ARE good. Heap big thanx for bringing me a bag!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.

webhamstress said...

Webhamster and I found them at Kroger last month. There were full-size "bars" but now I only see the fun-size packs. They are divine!
It's almost as good as a Nutella Banana crepe!

KD said...

Honey Bunkin???? wtf? ;)

Peanut butter and bananas IS good! You've got my vote!

You're not the only person I know with a more than healthy peanut butter addiction. I spent most of my trip to Boston hearing, "ohhh, lets stop in here for some peanut butter ice cream!" or "we should get some Reece's Cups," and the now favorite, "wait a second. Before we do that I need some peanut butter!"

As the world is ending, the cries of buttery nut goodness will be heard from deep in valleys and high across mountain tops. Its inevitable.

I prefer crunchy myself.


Unknown said...

My mom likes peanut butter and banana, I think.

She also likes peanut butter mixed with light corn syrup slightly warmed with crackers.

I myself am not a huge fan of peanut butter but when I eat it, I like the smooth.