I've always loved this combination. I'm salivating just thinking about it. I don't recall ever running into an American who absolutely detests a lovely treat with these two tasty food items.
Scottish people are a whole different breed. Most of them dislike peanut butter, and maybe two people we've met have heard of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Typically the thought of PB&J's causes them to scrunch up their nose and turn away in disgust. When we tell them how popular the sandwich is in America, they're simply amazed. You should see what their smooth peanut butter looks like in the store. It's a scary grayish color. The crunchy is decent, but I'm afraid to try the smooth.
James L.O.V.E.S. Peter Pan Crunchy Peanut Butter. Seriously, it's probably #1 or #2 on his favorite foods list. I also am a big fan of peanut butter, not as serious as James, but he's led me to become addicted to the Peter Pan way of PB. They definitely don't sell Peter Pan here. It was just beginning to be reintroduced to the American market (after the unfortunateSalmonella issue) when we were leaving the States in September, so we weren't able to stock up before we left.
We have been blessed to have to endure only a few short stints of no Peter Pan since our wonderful friends and family are so thoughtful as to mail us jars of Peter Pan (you guy's rock). No small feat since even a small jar is very heavy and therefore expensive to mail. We are so grateful; you have no idea how much we enjoy it. We've just finished a jar today that was sent about two weeks ago. We even kept the lid that was lovingly signed by the giver (thanks Lynn & Leigh!). Some of our new Dornoch friends visited Orlando in October and returned with a huge jar of Peter Pan for us, it was so thoughtful.
Reese's peanut butter cups are delicious. I've always liked them, and even have a specific way of eating them, but we won't get into my quirks right now. I was sad to discover that they aren't sold here in Scotland, not that I've seen anyway. You'll understand how excited we were to open a package from our pastor's family in America to find an entire bag of Reese's miniatures. Oh how we've savored every one.
We've described them to people here, in hopes of sharing a delicious snack with them. Most people aren't interested. I'm having trouble understanding this, but I don't dwell on it since that means more Reese's for us!
In the grand scheme, Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Reese's Cups are small and insignificant luxuries, but when there are tons of changes happening, it's the little comforts of home that make a big difference.