Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chocolate & Peanut Butter: An Overview

Name all the peanut butter candies here.
There are a few favored flavors that I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember, and will stay with me until the end of time. Lemon Pepper goes on top of rice, eggs and almost any combination of veggies. Ginger goes greatly with many things. Sriracha has got me covered anytime I want some heat on my plate.

Two foods that always tasted great together are Peanut Butter & Chocolate. The first candy I remember sliding down my throat were Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Back then, you could have the two pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Reese's Pieces, or the mini Reese's Cups. I used to pick up one every week when I picked up my weekly Marvel Comics (60 cents each). 

I remember running into Nutty Buddy (pka Nutty Bars), Peanut Butter Twix, PB Max throughout the 90s and 2000s. There were a few choices, but not a plethora of options. I mean, the local candy shops like Krause's Candy Shop held me down with custom chocolate peanut butter candies, but that was just during my time spent upstate (in high school).

At some point in the past decade, the number of Peanut Butter candies has expanded. There are several brands of Organic Peanut Butter Cups out there, as well as peanut butter versions of Snickers, M&Ms, Butterfingers, and almost anything else you can imagine. There's even a Peanut Butter Burger in a bar in NYC.

While my Chocolate Peanut Butter intake has slowed down and likely will (shout out to Type-2 Diabietes in the family), I do want to spend some time reflecting upon different Peanut Butter Chocolate candies over the years. A full rundown of Reese's History, the short lived PB Max and more esoteric Peanut Butter Chocolate candies out there.

I'll have more to say about this as time gores on, but for now, watch this space...

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