Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In the wake of the salmonella-poisoning scare from contaminated peanut products in Georgia and Texas, consumers are simply avoiding all peanut products everywhere. Well, not all consumers, but peanut butter sales are down 24%.
And I read that restaurants can hardly sell desserts these days made with anything that sounds like it might wear a monocle and top hat.
There was a news story the other day quoting some young mother who clearly wasn't paying attention when the TV was on. Shopping in a grocery store, she wheeled arrogantly past the peanut butter aisle, telling the reporter, "The news shows say don't buy it, and I won't."
The news didn't say that. What it did say is that peanut butter is safe for now, as far as we know.
Do we really need another economic debacle based on misinformation?
I decided to take action.
I bought a jar of Skippy. (Crunchy, because I know you want to know.)
I'm supporting the industry! My five bucks worth, Mr. Skippy.
(Quick aside: The first Skippy peanut butter processing plant was in Alameda, CA, right down the street from where I used to live. What a kids' dream!)
What am I going to do with this roasty goo? Cover your eyes if you're squeamish, and I know there are some mayonnaise haters out there...
I spread it on Stoned Wheat Thins. Smear mayonnaise over that. Then a few thin slices of sweet baby pickles on top.
Just call the dirtbag police now. I'm guilty.
Posted by cookiecrumb at 3:18 PM