Mystery "Peanut Butter"
- Frank May 25, 2000 11:47 AM
I know it's a stretch but...As a child around 1977 in Connecticut I have strong nostalgic for a peanut butter based spread with artificial banana or applely cinnamon flavors or some such desert spices that I used to enjoy. We bought it at the A&P and suddenly it was unavailable, I think my mom told me it was recalled or something but it was probably a lie to get me to eat healthier things.It is a taste that still brings a smile and I have no recollection of the products name or what happened to and it plagues me to this day.
I may have good news for you...A few years ago flavored peanut butter was relaunched! Banana and chocolate were two of the flavors I remember being brought out, although I unfortunately don't remember the brand or product name. I also don't know if it survived past the initial launch phase, but I think it would be worth a look. In addition to the p.b. & jelly section, I'd check the kids snack section as well...I remeber this because the concept struck me, frankly, as kind of bizarre and gross.
Yes I remember that re-launching! Don't know if it stuck and often new products come out in NY later than, says, Boston.
Maybe a quick fix is to go to Peanut Butter and Co. in NYC on Sullivan St. betw. Bleecker and W. 3rd. They have a lot of homemade PBs, and you can even get the sampler plate with about 6 PBs including a cinnamon-y one. They also have a sandwich with banana and PB.
Maybe search all the PB websites (Jiffy, Skippy, etc.) to find that relaunch.
News flash - the p.b. mystery looks like it's a mystery no longer. Jif is now making "Smooth Sensations" in Berry Blend, Chocolate Silk, and Apple Cinammon, and it should be pretty readily available.