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May 22nd, 2009 (03:04 pm)

Question for the day:

What, precisely, is in a Butterfinger?

I know about butterscotch and I know about toffee. I know about malt and I know about peanut brittle. I know about rice crisps and I know about caramel and I know about nougat and I know about coconut and I know about nuts and I know about just about every damn thing you can put in a candy bar, but I do not know about the stuff that is in Butterfingers.

What is that stuff? And why do I want to eat it RIGHT NOW?

The universe, it is full of questions!


Posted by: Heidi (sioneva)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)

Manna from heaven.

Posted by: Gemma (teacupdiaries)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)

Oh, is it not peanut brittle then? I always thought it was, but then my British upbringing has not taught me such things as how to accurately identify brittle.

Posted by: Heidi (sioneva)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)

Peanut brittle has whole nuts in.

Butterfinger centers are similar in texture and taste to peanut brittle but are definitely not that :)

Posted by: Gemma (teacupdiaries)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)

Ah, I see. Thanks for the peanut brittle lesson! ^_^

Posted by: LizMcK (mckennl)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)

Who cries for the butters that give their fingers so we can have candy bars?, that's the question.

Posted by: Doc Manhattan (docmanhattan)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
gordon ramsay

I think it's peanut butter, cooked down with a sugar syrup. It seems like it's also poured in layers as it cools, because it gets that nice flaky thing going. And then of course it's enrobed in chocolate--I love that term! I want to be enrobed in chocolate.

Posted by: Michael (ftmichael)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)

Check out http://www.babymilkaction.org/pages/boycott.html - it's sad to give up Butterfinger, but there are alternatives that are very nice too.

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