Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't

Let's talk about Apples.

Apples are great. I really like Apples. Over the years Apples have been seen in many different forms: Pied, Candied, Raw, Rotten. You name it and Apples have probably been there. In an attempt to make the Apple better, it has been paired with several things over the years. Perhaps one of the most significant is Peanut Butter...or so Peanut Butter would like to think.
Different dips have come and gone but peanut butter has always been there. Packed in lunches, presented at gatherings or just quietly enjoyed at home, Peanut Butter has been faithful. Now the history of the Apple is no secret. We've all heard the stories about the Lemon Juice and gossiped about the long term love affair with Caramel. Peanut Butter's heard it all......Peanut Butter doesn't care. Peanut Butter knows there's something different about Apple.

But that's all in the past. Let's fast forward to the now...... Fruit Dip. Yeah, we all know about Fruit Dip. It's creamy and delicious, how could any Apple resist? The coupling of Apple's tart, healthy goodness with the sinful sweetness of cream cheese and marshmallow creme is almost undeniable....... Fruit Dip. Peanut Butter's worst nightmare realized.

Peanut Butter is classic! Peanut butter and Apples go way back. They have history. So maybe Peanut Butter is a little chunkier than the blended mess that is Fruit Dip...... some people prefer Chunky to Smooth. Y'know, it's not like Peanut Butter doesn't have other successful venues to navigate. I mean there's always Jelly. But it's just not the same.......

Peanut Butter has a long shelf life. Let's all hope the Apples figure out what's good for 'em before it's too late.


Anonymous said...

"or so peanut butter would like to think.." brilliant.

-emily b.

Anonymous said...

From brother Mark H.: Although sometimes peanut butter made my throat itch in the past, I still think that peanut butter is the greatest thing in the world. Everyone I know who likes peanut butter REALLY loves peanut butter. I'd like to say that apples are overratted, but that wouldn't be true. But when it's all said and done, it will be peanut butter that wins the day. You can only eat so much fruit dip, but at the end of the day, if you're hungry for the real thing, you find peanut butter. That's how I see it...and I'm always right.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss