Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nutter Butter Creme Patties

One of the best things about returning home to Hawaii is indulging in the local delicacies and enjoying my mom's cooking. It's also exciting to be in a house that is FILLED with a lot of food. I am not exaggerating but I swear that our pantry and fridge is stocked so well that a family of four could comfortably survive on that food for over six months....well maybe five months. That's probably why I have enough food in my studio apartment to survive for over a year. And after talking to my sister, she's the same way. Considering the fact that we did not grow up during the Depression or during a natural disaster, we attribute our squirrel-like tendencies to the amazing pantry we grew up with.
I think my appreciation for good food stems from the fact that my mom is an amazing cook and baker! Tack on the participation in 4H, the decision to major in Nutrition, go to culinary school, and then now study Food Science in graduate school. Yes, food is part of my life.
I digressed. Every time I go back home I return back to Champaign, IL with a suitcase full of goodies. It's usually filled with local and Japanese snacks, but this time I brought back Nabisco Nutter Butter Creme Patties. Kraft owns Nabisco and you would think I could purchase these cookies on the mainland, but nope, I haven't found them at Meijer, Walmrt, Schnuck's, or County Market. I grew up eating these filled wafer-like cookies and I always liked them more than the nutter butter sandwich cookies. So for those of your fortunate enough to have the creme patties sold in your neighborhood, lucky you.

6 comments:

Diana said...

Do you have a Safeway near you? That's where I find mine.

just me said...

no safeway here in the midwest. thanks for the suggestion diana!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you and have been craving these wonderful cookies for years now. One thing you might try if you haven't already is to toast them over a camp fire as you would a marshmallow (find a stick that forks and carefully hold it near the heat). In a few moments the peanut butter expands and pops open the cookie a little bit. Delicious and fun.
I do miss the old packaging. Used to have fantasies about using them as bricks to build a dream home.

genkitummy said...

Mmm...toasted nutter butters sound amazing! I can just imagine the melted peanut butter filling. Since I am currently back home in Hawaii, i think i might go out and purchase them to try this out (probably on a grill though).

Carl said...

now you can order them on-line thru Walmart. they are sooooo good!

genkitummy said...

Carl-ooooo! Thanks for letting me know! Then I can stock up on them!