Stockpiling might be overstating it a bit, but I did buy a stash of big jars last week. The peanut butter aisle was an interesting study. Clearly, some of the sizes and brands had been recently replenished. Others had been there longer. The prices varied widely depending, I presume, on which of the two categories the jars fell. In case there's anyone who hasn't heard, the past season was a rotten one for peanuts. Really rotten. As in, peanuts have now escalated from ordinary, run-of-the mill nut to premium treat. I was able to snag some jars at the lower price and am hoping they last long into next year. Mostly, I didn't want to miss out on some of our favorite Christmas goodies with PB as a key ingredient.
If you use a lot of peanut butter, you might want to try to grab some before it becomes the treat of the rich.
In other news, we only had four trick-or-treaters last night. Which means there is way too much candy within reach.