On the first Friday of our intern training program, Kendra, from Atlanta, Georgia, brought all of us girls some miniature Reese's peanut butter cups as a treat after lunch. We may have only been back in the USSR for a few days, but we were already missing that peculiar North American combination of peanut butter and chocolate. (I looooove peanut butter and so far I have been very careful to ration the little that I have - peanut butter can be found here, but it is very, very expensive and therefore not something I'm going to be eating this year once my limited supply runs out!)
Imagine our surprise, then, when Victoria (from Nottingham, England) expressed confusion over our delight: "What are Reese's peanut butter cups?" she asked innoculously in her delightful, oh-so-posh sounding accent.
And so began her introduction to a classic American candy:
The first bite: I think her eyes say it all here...
And now we have another addict to peanut butter/chocolate here at the Central School in Moscow :)
(Victoria, for her part, has brought us British "sweets" to try, but I think in terms of candy the Americans have a monopoly. That reminds me of a chocolate bar I saw while standing in the checkout at the grocery store on the weekend: it was a Nestle brand, but all in Russian, and the title of the chocolate bar was "For Men." I'm not really sure why it was only for men, or what would have happened if I had tried to buy it, but I was definitely intrigued. What was so special about this chocolate bar that only men could eat it?!)