Friday, November 14, 2008

O Bama

Does anyone remember Bama peanut butter?

I remember it as a kid, not because of the peanut butter but because of its packaging.

You see, it came in a glass jar that had a handle on the side. When the peanut butter was all gone, you had a nifty glass mug with a handle on it. I remember drinking iced tea from those glasses.

Also, it did not have a screw-top lid. After all, you wouldn’t want to collect glasses that had screw tops. That would just be tacky. Instead, it had a metal lid that you just popped off with a church key - - remember those?

It no longer comes in the glasses - - just your regular plastic jars that get dumped in landfills. Alas.

Apparently, it’s only sold in the South. The glass jars with the handles on the side were probably very clever marketing. After all, what Southerner would throw away a perfectly good glass mug?

We were recycling back then and didn't even know it.



At 6:37 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

I never heard of the stuff. Sounds pretty Southern to me. :)

At 2:28 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

What MHP said. 'Cept I will say that not only do I remember what a church key is but I have 2. Can't open a fresh jar of home canned grape jelly without one. Oooh, home made grape jelly would be nummy with Bama peanut butter, wouldn't it?

At 7:39 AM , Blogger Speck said...

Yep, I have drunk from a peanut butter jar with a handle. God forbid one get thrown away. We even kept a chipped one.

At 9:47 PM , Blogger llchap said...

i have 4 jars with lids


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