Taste of States – This Week – Peanut Butter Kisses

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.

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Today we look at a food that I came across when it popped up on my phone. My phone must know that I write articles like this on a regular basis as it recommended it for me and I am glad it did as it is quite a bizarre news story that has been rocking a certain town in North Carolina this past Halloween. This year there were many rumours that they had put a ban on one particular candy – Peanut Butter Kisses.

Just before Halloween The  Government of the city High Point in North Carolina sent a post out on Facebook saying this:

“Alright everybody, we’re giving you a one-week notice as you prepare for trick-or-treaters to remind y’all that by order of the City of High Point Emperor of Acceptable Candy (it’s a real thing), these are banned,” the post read. “No one likes them, don’t give them out.”

It was declared later on in the day that it was actually a joke but a lot of people responded with mixed reactions with a lot favouring the ban. The post got 300 comments and over 700 shares. So, what actually IS a Peanut Butter Kiss?

On a top ten article by Candy Store. com they named Peanut Butter Kiss number 5 of the worst sweet to get at Halloween. Each sweet is wrapped in either a orange or black wrapper and are sort of like a really hard chew, I suppose similar to a toffee – you know those ones that are always left at the bottom of a chocolate tin.

Reese’s Butter Cup have had a funny reaction to people not liking certain candy and have created a vending machine in New York where you can exchange them for something much better – something that actually is worth eating.

I would love to see if this would ever happen in the United Kingdom as this article the more I have read into it, the more it has fascinated me.

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