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December 1, 2012

“Mashed peanuts on bread?”


Shipped off to boarding school in England during the Great Depression, the twelve-year-old William F. Buckley, Jr.,

was sustained by regular care packages from his father. The biweekly deliveries contained a case of grapefruit and a large jar of peanut butter. Buckley recalled that his British schoolmates “grabbed instinctively for the grapefruit—but one after another actually spit out the peanut butter.” No wonder, he sneered, “they needed help to win the war.” -- "Creamy & Crunchy," A History of Peanut Butter

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 1, 2012 6:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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