Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

Peanut butter cup substitute


I finally found a store that carries Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at not exorbitant prices, but it’s way across town and I’d still need to make a special trip to get some.

Much easier is this little thing I dreamt up: a waffle smeared with PB and then dusted with chocolate powder. It’s not even close to the real thing, but it’ll do the job in a pinch.

Gaufre by Picard, PB by Jif, chocolate by Nestlé

Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

4 thoughts on “Peanut butter cup substitute

  1. Hey: Where do you buy peanut butter? We have found some at the Bon Marché and at the local Franprix (though only the smooth version and crunchy at BM). It is OK but very expensive. I think we will bring back a few jars on our next trip to Canada! I know French people think that PB is gross but it is full of proteins and make for a very good breakfast.

    • They sell American brand PB at Monoprix (near the Nutella) butyou can also find some at épiceries that cater to African and Latin American populations. These are always cheaper and are good for combining with other things (like in a recipe). They’re not exactly meant for consumption plain, but they’re still good.

  2. An Aussie blew my mind recently by telling me that America’s peanut lobby had duped all of North America and in fact PB is not healthy and has all of the wrong fats and is laced with tons of chemicals (unless you buy organic). It turns out that almond butter is far superior in every respect–and since they make it in Europe (Spain, anyway) it may actually be cheaper and easier to obtain. It’s not the same flavor, of course, but I’m gradually finding that–other than the taste memory/nostalgia factor in favor of PB–I actually like the almond butter more.

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