It’s four in the morning? What am I still doing up?
If I was asleep I wouldn’t have just had a snack disaster! Well … it was a disaster for my taste buds at the very least.
I’ve hated peanut butter all my life. I’ve even written posts about how much I hate peanut butter, but much to my surprise, about two months ago I suddenly got a craving for peanut butter. Why … I’m not sure. No, I’m not pregnant, but I did wonder if I was when these strange yearnings to eat peanut butter started.
The only thing I’ll eat peanut butter on is soda crackers. You know those little crackers you buy to crumble into your soup? The thought of eating a peanut butter cookie or peanut butter or just about anything with peanut butter still disgusts me … but I’ll eat it on crackers it seems.
Usually when I buy a box of soda crackers I get the unsalted kind. We usually only use them in soup. My husbands favorite soup is Chicken noodle and mine is Vegetable and both are way too high in sodium (well unless I make a homemade soup that is) so why add even more salt by using salted crackers.
We ran out of crackers last week and on Sunday when we were grocery shopping the store only had salted crackers. I decided to buy them just in case my peanut butter craving hit again.
It tastes horrible! I know because I just had a snack and ughh … that was gross! If I had spread peanut butter on salted soda crackers when I first had my peanut butter craving two month ago my desire to eat peanut butter would have ended right then and there. Absolutely disgusting I tell ‘ya.
Isn’t that weird though? I suddenly got a craving to eat a food that I’ve avoided and hated my whole life for no apparent reason.
My craving really startled my husband. He can still remember me telling him to get away from me or to go and brush his teeth after he’d eaten peanut butter just because I couldn’t stand the smell of it on his breath, so imagine his surprise when I wanted to buy a big jar of the stuff?
Perhaps using peanut butter on my puppies toys (as a treat and to keep her occupied and out of my hair for a while) might have helped trigger this craving?
Have you ever had a sudden change in taste? Craved a food that you hated? If so, what was it?