So you’ve heard a lot about swine flu recently. But should that make you forgo your morning bacon? According to the Center for Disease Control, no! In answer to the question: “Can people catch swine flu from eating pork?” they say:
“No. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork and pork products is safe. Cooking pork to an internal temperature of 160°F kills the swine flu virus as it does other bacteria and viruses.”
Phew. So now we’re thinking of the ultimate double dog dare: a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. Simply toast your choice of bread, slather one slice with peanut butter (try Koeze Cream Nut Peanut Butter) and top with slices of bacon (try D’Artagnan Applewood Smoked Bacon) and then the second slice of bread. Pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy.
The good news? None of the peanut butters we sell are affected by the recent FDA recall. The better news? Our peanut butters are delicious! One of our favorites is Cream-Nut, produced in Western Michigan by the Koeze family since 1910 and now being made by the grandson of the founder. Their peanut butters are made in small batches from selected Virginia peanuts and are coarse ground with just a pinch of salt. That’s it. No artificial colors, preservatives, or sugar, and never homogenized. And you’re never too old for a peanut butter sandwich.
Cream-Nut Dark Chocolate Clusters
With Valentine’s Day coming up, you should also check out Cream-Nut’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters. A rich, silky peanut butter and white chocolate center on a bed of fresh pecans, coated in fine dark chocolate. If you’re lucky enough to get them as a gift, hide them. They are addictive and won’t last long.