For the past 5 weeks I have consumed at least 10 jars of peanut butter. At least 10 JARS! This is crazy.
It is like one of those insane cravings that can't be sated. It has to be smooth - or as they say in peanut butter parlance - "creamy".
Yes, I tried to curb the insatiable craving by buying a jar of the crunchy (or chunky) stuff. It merely slowed down the intake, but not enough to think it was effective. It was actually a catalyst for a dangerous turn in this craving period. I had to eat it with chocolate. Yummy combo yes, but not when you are a super dark dark chocolate lover and find that combination is heinous....so you run out and buy some crappy milk chocolate to make it palatable. And even if you return to the no sugar added creamy peanut butter your love, the taste for hints of milk chocolate remains. So, I elevated the experience buy snagging some of my son's Lindt's.
Only to find the creaminess of their center the absolutely perfect complement to the spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter that I have been shoveling ion my mouth.
“Who uses crunchy peanut butter?” he asked the room. “You might as well eat squirrel shit.”
~ Michael Thomas Ford, The Road Home
I am not sure about the source of the craving, but the all-knowing Google gave me the impression that this is not an isolated thing, that there are many people out there with a hankerin' for the thing I most currently consider a nectar of the gods.
There is a possibility that I am in desperate need of something that my body has been missing, much like the fierce beef carnivore I would become back in the days when I actually got my period. The interesting thing now, since I don't get a bloody period, but do get a hormonal one is that I still crave beef, just not with as fierce a drive.
But back to peanut butter.
It is insane, I am carrying around jars of peanut butter with me, I make runs to the grocery store when I polish a jar off. I have bought big jars, and normal jars. I eat it straight out of the jar.
My husband must think I am crazy, but even he has helped me give in to this madness by running to the store late at night to help keep me in stock.
It has to be chocolate, no bread, no jelly... just peanut butter... and lately some milk chocolate is nice (but not required).