Fri 2 May, 2003 06:30 pm
The big thing when I was a kid was ReddiWhip and Cheeze Whiz.....
Now, we have peanut butter and jelly 'slices' in individual wraps.....MilkyWay 'spread' (oh for the love of.....)cheesy string.....
Lo and behold ~ squeezable Skippy peanut butter. I almost fell out of my chair watching this commercial tonight!
As a Mom, I have some issues with this! All in all, I think it's silly though!
Any other new twists out there I don't know about?
Remember that jar of peanutbutter and jelly which was packed so each took an alternate quarter of the jar verticaly?
Takes all the fun out of grabbing a spoon!
How about the dang fruit roll ups??? They drive me nuts...how about an a p p l e kid?
I do however very much enjoy groceries not all in glass...whew.
Theres a great deal of things that have changed and twisted as well as new stuff....its fun!
No, but really.....
How about squeezable mayo?
Thats the one that first made me take a second look.
Soup drink cans?
I remember that k...could never make myself buy it...looked just wrong.
One swipe with a knife and you'd get a purple-ish brown blend - grrross!
For at least 20 years backpackers have been able to buy refillable squeeze tubes for peanut butter, jellies, jams... etc. Kinda gross, but they're awfully handy.
From REI (Recreation Equipment Incorporated):
These reusable squeeze tubes are perfect for packing along food and condiments for camping, hiking or climbing.
Three easy steps to fill with foods such as honey, jam, jelly, peanut butter, baby food, energy gel, mayonnaise, mustard and other condiments
Open end allows easy filling; then simply fold and clip to keep food in the tubes
Remove the clip and wash the tube for convenient reuse
Pckg. of 2 for $3.35
Fruit roll ups! YUCK!
P, B & J all in one jar ~ yep, have seen it.....laughed myself silly.
And they are easier to clean than you'd think!
I wonder how well tuna fish would do in one of those tubes..... :wink:
I don't know... do you smash your tuna into a paste? The hole that it squeezes out of is of good size but not huge... chunks of tuna would not fit and you'd have to keep it cold.
Hummus, however, would work.
What the heck is Hummus, Pifka? Not something for the garden, surely.
Hummus? It's yummus!
We just made some this evening. You take a can of garbanzo beans, rinse & drain, then mash 'em up with three cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp. or more of salt, juice of two lemons, 3 or so T. olive oil, 1/2 c. or so of tahini (like peanut butter but made with sesame seeds)... let's see, a good handful of minced parsley, a little tahini soy sauce, some slivered scallions or shallots, maybe some cayenne and definitely some black pepper. I put a few drops of roasted sesame seed oil in it, too. It should taste very spicy. We eat it with pita bread, tomatoes, greek olives, and cucumbers. It is sort of a dip/spread thing full of good vegetarian protein. Very filling.
If you want to be extremely Martha Stewart about hummus, you'd spoon & smear a half cup or so directly onto a serving plate, then drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil over the top, and artistically stick the tomatoes, olives, cucumbers and pita bread (cut in little triangles) around the sides. Could also have some celery sticks and probably other things, but I don't usually.
Does anyone remember the peanut butter and marshmallow, all together, in a jar?
It looked like something from outer space!
I don't remember seeing the mixed peanut butter and jelly mix or the peanutbutter and fluff, but they don't sound good at all. Since I've move to New Brunswick I don't see too much of that new thingamagig stuff and so far I consider myself lucky, lol!
As far as the squeeze bottles go, I absolutely think it's stupid when they put something thick like mayo, peanut butter, and relish in those things. You just end up fighting with the darn thing and it costs you more.
They introduced the green and purple ketchup up this way and it came off the shelves as fast as it went up. Yuk!
Well, yeah. That green ketchup flew off the shelves and back to their warehouse. It now resides in an EPA Super Fund Site.
I don't mind the idea of things that are naturally squeezable being in a squeeze container, but when i think of some of the chemicals that would be needed to make other things squeezable - yoiks and feh! I buy natural peanut butter - it is definitely not squeezable - it's like half-set cement.
Hmm...yeah, the squeezable peanut butter thing does not work for me at all...they are most likely filled with tons of sugar and chemical emulsifiers as well.
As for squeezy things in general, after some resistance, I did end up getting some Maille mustard products in the squeezable containers. They are actually quite good.
I am also against any ketchup that is not red, and death to fruit roll ups.
Hummus is a great spread....I am a bit of a purist, so for me, the soy and sesame oil would not go in, nor shallots, but scallions do make a nice garnish, with the parsley, and Piffka's veggie suggestions are great. If you blend the herbs in with the hummus, it turns green, which is a bit strange. I prefer to sprinkle the parsley over the hummus. It keeps quite well too in the fridge. I like a hummus with a fairly high quantity of tahini, I dig the sesame flavour. Others prefer more of the chickpea flavour. Try it out, roger, see what ya think. Tip: If it seems too thick, a little water can be added to correct the consistency. Just adjust the seasoning afterwards. Make it as mild or as spicy as you want, but cayenne is the pepper to use.