Yesterday I was chatting with some moms (mums) at the ‘Y’ (the YMCA – don’t think about the song, think local gym/pool) and one said to another how much their little boy loved “nutter butters.” Of course I wanted to snigger. But the term “nutter” doesn’t have the same connotations for my friends here as it does for me so I was giggling alone – again. Instead the term ‘nutter butter’ somehow summoned up a sigh of nostalgia from the other mother. Of course I had to find out more about it.
Here is the item under discussion:
Moving on. Nutter Butters came into being in 1969. I guess they were pretty popular with kids here in the 70’s which would explain the aforementioned nostaglic sigh. This would probably be my Scottish equivalent:
Anyway the bad news is that because Nutter Butters are made with the “PB”, I won’t be trying them. Which is a shame because I’ve found that there are a lot of creative things you can do with Nutter Butters (click on the photo for link):
you can make shoes
and cute little puppies
and my personal sniggering favourite, Nutter Butter Balls…
Not sure if it is possible to buy these delicacies in the UK but I was delighted to find that there is someone in Scotland producing some fabulous nostalgia cushions like these: