Thursday, August 30, 2007

88. PB&S (Peanut Butter and Skully)

(Organic) Peanut Butter & Fruit Spread on (locally made) Bread. I appear to be on a food skull kick again (sorry, no cookies yet). My understanding is that this type of sandwich is not very popular outside of the US, is that true? And yes, I am eating this for lunch.

P.S. Skull-A-Day is featured in the special Halloween issue of MAKE magazine! Be sure check it out when it hits stands next week.

p.p.s. To Rob: I tried using the sandwich box you gave me, but it didn't fit! There's still a chance it'll make it into a future post though, we'll see.

25 comments:

Daniel said...

Really Tasty!

I do especially like the knife underneath ...

heather said...

in sweden they don't like PBJ at all - they say peanut butter is fattening! something i never thought of, eating all those PBJ sandwiches as a kid.
love the skulls btw

Sarah said...

hee hee hee hee....yummmm!

it's true - pb&j is unheard of over here in Europe. you get the strangest looks when you mention it... they don't know what they're missin!

Terry said...

The peanut butter that I've tried outside the U.S. was terrible. Not enough sugar. I think that's the big problem with PB&J's not catching on.

And they eat Nutella. No way that is any less fattening than sugary peanut butter.

kitty said...

In Australia we are more about the Vegemite toast. PB&J's have never caught on.

I can send you some Vegemite if you like :)

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Hmm, I've never had Vegemite, it looks scary, but maybe I need to give it a try!

Kim said...

Don't do it! It's a trap! Aww kitty, if you send him Vegemite he might hate Australians thereafter.

In Australia we love peanut butter sandwiches (no, it's not very sugary, it's very nutty -- that's a *good* thing), and we love jam sandwiches, but never the twain shall meet.

I know some people here like banana and honey sandwiches, which I think is equally weird.

Iris said...

You can buy peanut butter in the UK, but if you eat a PB&J sandwich people will look at you like you're a nutter (pun not intended).

tom said...

just found this blog yesterday. it rocks. keep up the splendid work!

Dr. C said...

I have to say it had the makings of the cutest sandwich ever.

And the reason why Australians prefer Vegemite to Peanut Butter..Sanitarium? you know a place to treat a long term illness.
Not good for Vegetarians

Developed for Vegetarians

Cheerful One said...

Peanut butter and jam: yes, we like that in England!

Or peanut butter and marmite...though I draw the line at all three together :/

Tatman said...

I've never had the desire to eat a skull until I came to your site. You are great at making death seem appetizing. Nice work as always!

Anonymous said...

pb & j sammie + skulls = amazing!

Kris Iden said...

yeah, I got some friendly teasing when I showed up for tea one morning at the printshop here in Dresden Deutschland with a jar of peanut butter and a roll. I good-heartedly countered with the fact that it is an inexpensive high-quality protein source that is very easy to grow in hot climates with bad soil...and low on the food chain!
I am planning to read a biography of George Washington Carver as a result -- they aren't just for pb & j, ya' know --they have a wide range of admirable qualities and uses.BTW, this skull has my second favorite name so far - I still have the biggest crush on Crushagami though so far. I think PB & Skully should be a shirt, goes with the first theme of America - the all-american sandwich...think about it.

The Lone Beader said...

YUM!

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

I was talking to an English child I know about PB&J sandwiches and she said she thought they sounded disgusting -- but then I realised that when I said "jelly" she was thinking "Jello" not "jam"!

Mike said...

I recently returned to the US from a year in Australia. I was horrified of vegemite. The Aussies were horrified of my PB&Js. It was a cultural learning experience for all of us.

Mim said...

What IS Vegemite? Is it like a yeast thing? Does it have a jam like consistency? Does it have nutritional value (referencing Kris) I've heard it only in some British jokes, maybe Monty Python or Fawlty Towers or the Young Ones, something like that. It sounds yukky!

Kate said...

a lot of australians enjoy peanut butter and honey sandwiches!
when i was a kid i thought it was crazy that americans eat peanut butter & jelly, coz we call it jam... jelly is jello here!

and mim- vegemite is a yeast extract (how gross does that sound!), with spices and vegetable extracts...
it's deliciously salty!
similar to marmite/promite, but... not too similar. ;)

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Yeah I think most Americans my age only know Vegemite from that Men At Work song!

kitty said...

How would I go sending you some Vegemite?

i'm thinking whatever you don't eat might make for interesting paint.

:)

Try me on listone(at)soporific(dot)net if you are interested. That goes for other people that might be interested too. Not for Kim though... hee.. wayyy to obvious a trap!

Another Limited Rebellion said...

Thanks Kitty! Address is on its way to you. As long as it's vegetarian I'm willing to give it a try!

Kim said...

I think there is a nation-wide schism over Vegemite in Australia. You either love it or hate it. I would much sooner eat PB&J than Vegemite, despite it being far less healthy for you.

Personally, I think it tastes disgusting. But, uhmm, enjoy! :P

Rose said...

Now isn't that creative. lol :)

tat2dangel said...

scary skull! but only because I'm allergic to it.