Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Early Bird Gets the Giant Peanut Butter Ball

Interesting that this story is being told a little late. Anyways...

At Christmas my uncle always puts together a calendar with family photos. Also at Christmas, he makes tasty goodies for everyone. My favorite, most-beloved, will-not-share goodie is his chocolate-covered peanut butter balls. I have asked before to be given nothing but these. They are fabulous.

I got the e-mail request for us to send in our picture for the calendar. Apparently I was the first to respond because in a second plea for pictures my uncle announced that I was first and would get an extra bag of tasty treats. Of course, I asked for those extra treats to be peanut butter balls.

So when my holiday tasty treats arrived, what did I find? In addition to the usual cookies, fudge and peanut butter balls, there was one giant peanut butter ball!

Check out how thick the chocolate was! Yummy!
XL peanut butter ball
Later in life (like 4 years ago) I realized that peanut butter balls are generally referred to as buckeyes? Or maybe it's just a northern Kentucky/Ohio thing. But why break a 22-year-old habit of saying "peanut butter balls"?

2 comments:

kim_brough said...

It's so funny b/c as you were describing them, I was thinking "Does she mean Buckeyes?" Ha. There is a bakery at home that does strawberry buckeyes that puts just a hint of fresh strawberry preserve in the center. Fabulous. There is a reason their slogan is "the most sinful thing you can do with your clothes on". :)

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

That is a wonderful slogan!