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peanut butter cups at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co.

j~ | Apr 6, 200603:50 PM

I really, really, really wanted a PB cup yesterday, and the receptionist told me that there was a Rocky Mtn. Choc. Co. across the street from us in the Wells Fargo Center. I had to drop something off across the street anyway, so I figured I might as well go there instead of buying a Reese's pack (ewwwww). (Un-?)Fortunately, I managed to find it and get what they termed a "dark chocolate peanut butter cup." Riiight.

I just (right now) bit into it and looked at the inside. What I saw horrified me as much as seeing those ants crawl out of a rotten-pitted fruit I once had in college (I avoided pitted fruit from the dining hall like the PLAGUE for the rest of my time there). Like that piece of fruit (a peach, I believe), the exterior looked perfectly glossy and normal; the interior, however, is another thing altogether.

This filling is NOT peanut butter-- it doesn't even remotely resemble it! Does anybody know what this greyish paste is? It kind of tastes like...powdered yulmucha mix (labeled as Job's Tears tea, but actually just a mix of various powdered grains *including* Job's tears) or kinako (that roasted soy powder). Again, it is NOT peanut butter! ARGH!

I happened to have some PB in the fridge, but instead of a normal PB cup, I ended up with something wholly unsatisfactory. The problem is, I like to mix PBs with stuff-- the one currently in the fridge is TJ's natural chunky salted PB with: spices (mostly cinnamon, some clove, nutmeg, and cardamom), vanilla, and orange zest. It's good peanut butter, but it's not really the best thing to have with plain dark chocolate to pretend it's a PB cup. Not at all.

So, does anybody know of a place where I can get a normal PB cup with good, not-too-sugary-and-stale PB?

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