We all want a fast and painless death, right? Death caused by eating peanut butter is not painless or easy. Peanut butter causing death is not because of an allergy to peanuts but due to the closing the esophagus and choking to death!
The morale of this story is to put peanut butter on a cracker or on some fruit or vegetable or bread. Eating peanut butter straight by the spoonful from the jar can be fatal!!
A cake called ‘death by peanut butter’ now sounds horribly inappropriate. A cake called ‘death by chocolate’ does not sound as morbid. Oh chocolate may still kill you but at least it isn’t going to shut off your air passages.
In looking at ways you can die while trying to go about your life, add that jar of peanut butter to your list. How many of us feeling a bit peckish will just dip a spoon into the jar for a quick pick me up snack? Who knew it is like playing Russian roulette?
Everyone knows you can’t give peanut butter to babies but adults and kids and the elderly are not safe either. Who has not licked the knife off after making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? A childhood friend of mine, I am not naming names, said she made a peanut and butter and jelly sandwich every day for breakfast as a kid and licked the knife clean and placed it back in the drawer.
She was being sneaky by not washing the knife for sure, but she is lucky to be alive! According to the American Red Cross my friend was one lucky girl growing up!
My sister has to be certified every year in all kind of ways by the American Red Cross. This is because she teaches exercise and dance classes to adults and seniors, Alzheimer patients and adults with disabilities. She graciously gives me all the news she learns and this year it is all about the peanut butter.
Did you know the lethal implications of peanut butter?