Monday, February 09, 2009
Peanut Butter- or Something Else?
I've been browsing the FDA website listing the vast number of peanut butter products affected by the Blakley, Georgia processing plant salmonella re-call. The highest number of products containing peanut products from the factory is candy.
Candy that bears a strange resemblence, nominally, at least, to something else, and I quote from the list:
Chicken Coop Poop
Prairie Dog Pebbles
I think these packages of chocolate coated peanuts are widely available in airport gift-shops, packaged as local "delicacies." Seriously, though- Osprey Poop?!
Why name confectionary after animal droppings? Is this perhaps the ironic, post-history of early modern fewmets? Coincidence? You decide.
Oh, and I have to include the names of some other peanut candies, just because they seem pretty funny to me:
The full list is available here: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm#Candy