We brought peanut butter cups back to Germany with us - both bags of the miniatures, and packages of the regular-sized ones. They're available here in the regular packs, but only in the fancy import section, and pretty expensive. Peanut butter cups are the good stuff, as far as I'm concerned. I know I'm not the only one. Growing up, that was the good candy on Halloween, the house everyone wanted to make sure to go to. They went faster than anything else from the office candy jar, too. Though they're all good, I like the regular-sized ones better than the miniatures. I think the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter is different in the two different sizes, and I prefer the ratio in the bigger ones. (I never tried those extra-big ones they came out with, though.)
So, we gorged on some of the miniatures, and fed the rest to unsuspecting (and/or suspecting) non-Americans, with mixed results. Chocolate and peanut butter are considered a pretty weird combination in most of the world.
One of my coworkers started to unwrap it and asked if it was an "Eis-konfekt". I don't even know what that is, but I ducked out of the room before seeing the reactions. A friend from class said, "I like this. You can bring me these." One of Damon's labmates smelled the bag and already knew she wasn't going to like it. Another looked at it after unwrapping and said, "I don't know if I'm going to like this." Then she tried it. "No, I don't like this." A third ate four of them, until he felt ill, then ate a fifth for good measure. Guess he liked them. It's funny for me to even imagine them not tasting good, when they were basically a childhood luxury to me. I tried one with an open mind and tried to imagine it tasting bad. I found that lingering on the peanut butter too long does taste a little strange. Maybe. But, I'm still not convinced :) I'm already asking people to bring us more!