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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:04 PM
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Individually wrapped peanut butter SLICES????


http://abcnews.go.com/sections/business/DailyNews/peanu...

Pre-sliced peanut butter is on its way to U.S. store shelves in test markets, food researchers from Oklahoma State University said Monday.

The new form of peanut butter, which will come in individually wrapped plastic sheets, is the product of more than three years of intense research, and 500 different formulas.

"The kids can make their own peanut butter sandwiches without making a mess. It's all about convenience."

The peanut butter comes individually wrapped in plastic sheets, like sliced cheese. A package of 16 one-ounce slices is expected to cost about $2.50 and start selling soon in Wal-Mart stores in Oklahoma and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McGlynn said.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:06 PM
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1. It's about convenience
It's about the stupidest damned thing I've ever heard of in my life. And I thought you had to be a loser to buy frozen macaroni & cheese.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:09 PM
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3. Frozen Mac and Cheese?
Never saw such a thing. Why would you buy that? I have to admit that a peanut butter slice is pretty cool but I would never buy it, don't need it and besides it just makes more plastic trash. Is convenience that important?
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:27 PM
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12. Try Glory brand frozen macaroni & cheese, then we'll talk

It will change your mind.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:37 PM
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16. Nope
If you can't boil water, you have no right to exist.
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:18 PM
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36. Boiling water is a crutch of weak anti-microwave militants

The key to macaroni in cheese is not in the water, which is only used for the macaroni, but the CHEESE.

Glory uses real cheese! not powdered cheese-inspired artificial freeze-dried cheese solid substitute.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:24 PM
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37. Who are you calling an "anti-microwave militant?!"
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 03:26 PM by ritc2750
I don't know what that means, but I'm nearly certain it's not complimentary.

And I'll take you word for it that it's possible to have frozen mac & cheese that's better than from a box. But let's be honest -- the $0.99 Michelena's crap isn't in that league.

On Edit: Is Glory a minority-owned business?

On Edit/Edit: Typo
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:06 PM
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43. Michelina's is an anti-taste bud militant. And yes, I think that Glory

is an African-American owned co. Their stuff is way better than Stouffer's, probably because Glory is still small enough to crack down on quality contro ;)
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 09:29 AM
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50. I'm sold
If my local grocer carries, I'll give it try.
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:20 AM
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52. www.gloryfoods.com has a "find our products"

You will love it!
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:32 AM
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55. Sounds good
I put slices of Tillamook extra sharp cheddar on my Stouffer's before baking, but if I see Glory mac $ cheese, I'll try some.
I'm glad to know there's something we agree on ;-)
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:38 PM
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17. Stouffers
has been making frozen mac & cheese for years
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FireHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:38 PM
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46. Unfortunately.
Stouffers Mac and Cheese is awful. The best "quick" Mac and Cheese ever made by humankind was "Golden Grain Macaroni And Cheddar". Nothing like it...Kraft can't even approach the flavor.

Unfortunately, I can no longer find it *anywhere*. :( :( :(

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:08 PM
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2. For those who are in a hurry but have enough time not to use
the peanut-butter saucer-shaped crustless sandwiches which were foisted upon us last year.
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:09 PM
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4. Those are actually kind of tasty.
And convenient.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:10 PM
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5. Yes I started a thread about that too
This is a combination of laziness and weirdness. Peanut butter isn't supposed to be in slice form. Blech!!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:19 PM
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7. You of all posters should know what weirdness is....
What's the deal with your floating underwear with a face? :)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:36 PM
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15. SoCalDem sent me the original gif
but the site it linked to went down. matcom and SoCal had saved it somehow and PM'ed me. I think it is funny.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:08 PM
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33. It's the
Mad panties!! :scared:

(according to the 3 yr old ;))
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:12 PM
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6. I hate to think about what partially hydrogenated crap
they put into these to make them hold their shape. I like my peanut butter natural.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:23 PM
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9. From best to worst
Natural peanut butter a valuable food source for veggie-minded folks. Hydrogenated oils used to replace the peanut oil in most commercial brands is a health risk.
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mark0rama Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:08 PM
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29. Yep, if your peanut butter doesn't separate (at room temp)...
... don't eat it.
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:20 PM
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8. Yep ...
We have PB tubes. They are squeezable tubes of peanut butter. While I believe that this type of packaging is a complete waste (like the box of 3 milkduds you get for Halloween), they are perfect for kids school lunches. Convenience, Convenience, Convenience.

Cheers
Drifter
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:24 PM
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10. I'm holding out for the jelly squares
You realize of course that this makes it:
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/peanutbutter.shtml
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OldSoldier Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:27 PM
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11. This is news?
Kraft has had these for a year!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:38 PM
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18. I don't go to the grocery store very often
andI wouldn't even think of looking for an item such as this. A co-worker told me about it. I had to look it up.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:28 PM
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13. Go great with my can of spray jelly.
Fastest PBJ in town.
;-)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:41 PM
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20. Why wait for that you can get them pre-made now


http://www.smucker.com/fg/pds/default.asp?groupid=3&cat...
What are Uncrustables?
Uncrustables are the perfect "grab-and-go" sandwich for families on the move. Simply keep them in the freezer, then pack them in your lunch in the morning. By lunchtime, Uncrustables are thawed and ready to eat.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:45 PM
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22. With a big cold glass of Instant H2O
just add water
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:48 PM
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25. Better yet to-go CARBONATED MILK
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:49 PM by underpants


http://www.cnn.com/2003/EDUCATION/09/01/carbonated.milk... /

George and Mary Ann Clark, husband-and-wife entrepreneurs, have spent the past seven years trying to find the balance. Last week, they started production on a carbonated milk-based drink called Refreshing Power Milk -- RPM -- and they already have orders coming in from school districts.

Mary Ann Clark, a registered nurse, said she was pained to see children drinking cola and shunning milk when she worked in schools so she decided to do something about it.

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:52 PM
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28. Well, there goes my last barf bag.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:32 PM
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14. Ugh - Only buy/eat Natural Peanut Butter
Read the ingredients of JIF or Skippy the next time you see it - it's nasty. (Lots of crap to keep it "smooth". Buy natural peanut butter - it's much better.

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Devils Advocate NZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:50 PM
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27. Jif? You're kidding!
Down here "Jif" is a cream cleanser that has the tag line "Jif is a powerful formulation that removes stubborn stains from hard surfaces without harsh scratching."

But the name has come to be used for ANY such cleanser, and when someone says they are going to use Jif everbody knows they mean cream cleanser.

If I said I was going to have a Jif sandwich, I would be committed!

http://www.diverseylever.com.au/dir204/a3189001.nsf/0/d...
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:26 AM
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54. Did you know that the FDA allows certain amounts of bug parts in PB?
It's a fact. There are wings, legs, and other stuff FROM BUGS in Peanut butter. Learned this in Chemistry when I was a Jr. in HS.
Duckie
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:40 PM
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19. roll your own
dry roasted peanuts+a little peanut oil+a little honey+cuisinart=PEANUT BUTTER!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:43 PM
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21. yuck - wouldn't touch it with a barge pole


I'm a peanut butter life time fan - real peanut butter
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:45 PM
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23. If only George Washington Carver had invented plastic..
and the process of packaging these things and the preservatives to help them keep their "form" we could have had these a long time ago.

:eyes:
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:55 PM
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45. Publix Deli sells fresh ground peanut butter.
There's nothing in it at all except for peanuts. Label says - "Ingredients: peanuts." It's the best darned stuff ever.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:48 PM
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24. What's next?
Prepackaged individual portion control ice cubes?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:49 PM
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26. See"Carbonated milk" post above
:thumbsup:
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:25 PM
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30. How much more STOOPID can they get?
This is like that "soft" bubble gum in a tube. We used to say "Look! Kids today are so fuckin' lazy they have to get their gum ALREADY CHEWED!!!"

Next they'll be bringing us "pre-shit-stained" toilet paper...
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:02 PM
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48. They have that kind of toilet paper already
Go to Spencer's and look for the paper with George Bush's face printed on it.
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Interrobang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:32 PM
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31. How much do you want to bet it's got whey powder it it?
...making it yet another thing on Interrobang's List of Things I Can't Eat and Wouldn't Even If You Paid Me. Bleargh. That ranks right up there with pre-cooked bacon (bacon slices take like 30 seconds to cook in the microwave!) and those fluorescent green "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand Cream Pies" I saw once a long time ago while in the US.

Just proves to me that Americans just don't know how to eat. ;-)
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athos1126 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:06 PM
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32. Our disposable lifestyles are...
going to get us in trouble, when we have more trash than landfills.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:17 PM
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34. Just pay Virginia to take the trash away
Very good point about the trash. Maybe "the Graduate" was right the future is in PLASTICS!
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:47 PM
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35. "selling soon in Wal-Mart stores"
says a lot

"The GM Generation"


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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:28 PM
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38. Sweet Jesus on a pogo stick!
Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :wtf:
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bluefire2000 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:30 PM
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39. our landfills can really use more trash!
I guess I shouldn't be surpised as this is just a logical step in the progression of packaged goods. Think about how food was packaged, or not so much, in the 1930's.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:47 PM
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41. Remember in "Fight Club" the individually wrapped Q-tips?
excuse me that is a brand name "cotton swabs" is what I meant.

That killed me, I had never seen that before. This is sort of like that.

Welcome to DU :hi:
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:32 PM
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40. We've had these disgusting things in our stores
for about a year now. How lazy can you get? These are as bad as the frozen PBJ's that you put in the lunchbox still frozen and they defrost by lunch. Eeeeewww.
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:49 PM
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42. What's next?Sliced Marshmallow Fluff?
I wouldn't want to try a fluffernutter made with one of those silly peanut butter slices.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:42 PM
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44. WTF?? People are now so lazy they can't spread PB??
Give me strength. Jeez.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 07:46 AM
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49. But but it's the "Funner Peanut Butter"
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:41 PM
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47. this is so wrong.
*
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:05 AM
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51. Our walmart has had them for over a year now...
And every time I look at them, I keep thinking about the McDonaldization of society(I've taken 15 sociology classes, forgive the jargon hehe). If you can't take a knife and smear some peanut butter on some bread, there's something wrong with you, and you may need a psychologist(Never go to a Psychiatrist if you want to find out what's wrong with you instead of being put on a bunch of different Meds.--Ever psychology professor EVER). What's next? Individually wrapped Jelly? I've think we've been taken over by aliens...I mean, they had to have settled California first, then took over the rest of the country, because this place is messed up!
Duckie
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 10:24 AM
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53. can't let the rug rats too small to open a jar starve to death
while parents are busy 'having a life'!

Have you seen the peanutbutter in squeeze tubes? How 'bout the squeeze tube pudding? We no longer have to take the time to teach our young how to use spoons!

No wonder we have the 'leaders' we have. The truth is in the pudding!
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