Celery dipped in peanut butter: explain this to me

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  1. Gary->dee

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    Ok so I was in my local Trader Joe's, which is a hippie grocery store for those that don't know, and I come across small packaged trays that contain celery and a small dipping cup of peanut butter. Normally I'd buy the carrot and ranch dressing version of these things but they were out so I thought, what the hell, experiment a little. Be bold. Even though I've never eaten celery dipped in peanut butter I thought it was time to try it.

    I tried it last night. It wasn't the worst thing I've eaten but I still didn't get the appeal of eating celery dipped in peanut butter. I mean out of all the foods to combine, celery and peanut butter?

    What am I missing? [​IMG]
     
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    We used to eat this as kids all of the time. Celery filled with PB and then raisins placed on top. I think they are called ants on a log.
    Celery with Cheeze Whiz is pretty tasty too.
     
  3. Gary->dee

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    I think I'd probably like celery and Cheese Whiz more than peanut butter.
     
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    Hmmmmm, peanut butter. We used to eat this all the time as a kid, but without the raisins like Richard mentions. We also have Trader Joes around northern NJ. Been there, they have decent pre-made GORP and stuff like that for the granola crowd.

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    Yeah, I've been eating celery w/ PB all my life.

    Also, try PB on apple slices.

    If you don't like PB on celery you probably won't like this either, but I like PB and dill pickle sandwiches.

    [​IMG]

    JKS
     
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    Ok, excuse my ignorance on this matter but would it be safe to say that eating celery and peanut butter together is an American/Canadian thing? [​IMG]

    Having spent my youth in Australia that combo never presented itself. Although I can imagine celery and Vegemite(hated that stuff!).
     
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    I think the whole thing has to do with nutrition. The celery is a vegetable, the raisins are fruit and the peanut butter is a protein.

    These were popular snacks for children to give them something good and fun to eat without all the crap (that packaged snack foods contain)
     
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    My grandmother used to do the same thing as Richard mentioned for me when I went off to school. She also called it ants on a log. I don't know where it started or came from, bu I do think it's tasty.
     
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    Yes celery and PB is very common among kids here in the US. I'd be hard pressed to find someone that hasn't tried it.

     
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    Thread Drift!!!!

    Peanut Butter and ice cream is my favorite, BTW..

    And I hate those celery strings that always get caught in your teeth...

    Jay
     
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    Peanut Butter and Celery is quite good IMHO. I used to eat that alot as a kid.

    Something my mother liked was Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. I didn't like it but her and my brother did.
     
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    If you were to replace the celery with chocolate, you might just be onto something there. I may have to try that some time.
     
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    It's a stoner classic.
     
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    Gary, a hippie grocery store? I'd call Trader Joe's a faux trendy/California phenomenon, though I'd rate Whole Foods markets as far more pretentious and New Agey.
     
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    LOL ok ok bad choice of words. I've seen plenty of tattooed vixens and punk rockers in TJ's too so it's not exactly a pure hippie grocery store.

    How about Funky Organic New Age Grocery Store? [​IMG]
     
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    But ... but that's the best way to describe your typical Whole Foods "supermarket," where everything is overpriced and you can't even find a decent jar of Kraft Mayo (instead, and I'm not making this up, you can find soy-based "Goddess Mayonaise"). While all the women who frequent the two Whole Foods markets near me look as if they stepped out of a fashion magazine, the rest of the store is so damn offputting. Trader Joe's is so much better and in sync with reality. Hell, there's even a Trader Joe's opening in, of all places, Palmdale!
     
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    2 (of the 3) Trader Joes here in CT are in Yuppie towns (i.e. Darien and Norwalk).

    It's not uncommon to see Hum V's and Beemers pulling into the parking lot.

    EDIT 3 of the 5 (add Fairfield to the list)
     
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