10.04.2007

a shocking realization

today i came across a terribly troubling discovery: the english detest reeses peanut butter cups! as do the japanese, the french, the italians, the chinese, and any other nationals that have stayed with our landlords here on 70 Sedleigh Road. incredible! mr. kevin main popped down into our apartment the other day to offer us a giant 5 pound bag (in weight, not coinage) of reeses cups, saying he hasn't been able to get anyone else to eat them. something about the sweet and savoury combination. we also found out that the english aren't so fond of peanut butter and jelly (cue in the ditty "it's peanut butter jelly time! peanut butter jelly time!)

anywho, jonathan and i were happy to oblige his request and took the entire bag for ourselves. hopefully they'll last through the week.

5 comments:

alaina said...

that is just sad.
i'm glad you are able to help your landlord out. what a terrible burden. :)

alaina said...

ps: happy thursday! if the men we love... :)

otahyoni said...

Hey! Like your blog.

Oh, peanut butter was what I missed most in England. Their peanut butter just isn't the same, though I couldn't tell you what the difference is, and it does not go well with jelly at all. Six months without peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I almost died.

And then I stumbled across a jar of Skippy in an upscale supermarket in Ascot, and forced my English friend Sarah to try a real peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Her conclusion: "It's...nice..." With a weird, somewhat surprised face. She warmed up to it a little by the end, and when my mom sent me Reese's cups at one point, I made her try those as well. She humored me, but I don't think I converted her to the wonder that is chocolate and peanut butter together.

That got a bit, um, rambly. Sorry. I meant to just stop by and say hi, but then the peanut butter took over. It's my tragic flaw.

Amy said...

on sunday i had lunch with some fellow TBTers and found out that someone there had actually tried a pb and j sandwich. he said it was quite nice, but that it's not something an english bloke would randomly decide to eat. they'd probably choose a digestive biscuit or blt instead.

Ang said...

"jelly" can prove a confusing word to the English as to their ear it means 'jello'. you may have learned this by now, but a 'by the by' if you hadn't...