Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Addicted

My name is Nicole and I am an addict.

An addict? Yeah I might be!

My addiction is not drugs or alcohol or porn or cleanliness or exercise.

My addiction? Peanut butter!

Anyone who knows me knows I love peanut butter. I always have for as long as I can remember. Anytime we go for ice cream-it has to have peanut butter in it. Dessert? If there's a peanut butter option, it's mine. Bananas? With peanut butter. Apples? Sometimes with peanut butter.

I think the addiction is a recent thing though. I've always loved peanut butter, but could go awhile without having it. Now? Not so much.

I think it started when I got pregnant. You're supposed to have a lot of protein while pregnant. I don't eat a lot of protein. Yes I eat meat, but not every day and not every meal. If I have meat, it's only at dinner and like I said, it's not a daily thing. So when I got pregnant I became more conscious about my eating habits and making sure I got enough of what I needed. Protein included. Well of course peanut butter is an option to give you protein. Let's just say that I think I ate it almost every day.

And now? Now I want it every day! It's like an addiction. Some days I'll find myself thinking of how I can incorporate it into my day! Pathetic, I know! Do I want it on toast? A sandwich? On apples? On graham crackers? On ice cream? Popcorn? Pretzels? How about right off of the spoon? Yeah, it's getting bad!

And to top it off, I found something to fuel my addiction. One thing I've always loved is going to an ice cream place and getting a peanut butter sundae-ya know, ice cream with peanut butter sauce, whipped cream, candy, etc? Sounds terrible right? Well, I could never find a peanut butter topping to buy so I could have it at home. I tried numerous times to make one at home, but it never came out tasting the same-the consistency was off, the sweetness wasn't there, etc. Then about 2-3 months ago I found this:

Oh heaven of all heavens! I was killing time at Wegmans (always a bad thing to do) and came across this right near the peanut butter (not near the ice cream toppings like I've always looked!). Of course I had to try it! Let's just say it's amazing! If you don't want to become addicted, DON'T BUY IT! It's that good! I've tried refraining myself and maybe use it 1-2 times a week (but of course eat regular peanut butter almost daily!) and we're finishing our 2nd jar right now so I guess we're doing ok. I will tell you, this will always be in my house-ALWAYS! As long as I'm an addict, it'll have a place in my kitchen cupboard.

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