American delicacies are expensive.
October 2, 2009 by alexnberra
Ken Burn’s started the National Parks series on OPB this Sunday. If they do Crater Lake I wonder if they will highlight the small cafe near the rim, my guess, not likely. I’ve paid top dollar for many delicacies while travelling, Bresaola in Italy, durian in Singapore, what is an American delicacy worth a hefty sum? Turns out PB&J is…
“Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly” sandwich. Cheap white bread, with such a small amount of jelly and pb that I couldn’t even see any dripping over the side. The price is shocking, and when you add the brownie for $2.50, fruit cup for $4.50 and a drink you’re looking at a hefty price tag for an uninspiring meal.
And if they really wanted to make it “classic” they would need to have the cashier sit on it for a few minutes before serving, to give it that “just out of the bottom of the lunch box smooshiness”. Kind of like an American version of the Italian pressed sandwich, the panini.
Perhaps for international tourists the “Classic PB&J” with an all American brownie is a sight to behold, like me with Italian espressos. Although after going through the aiports from countries abroad I find it amazing to see food more expensive than in airports.