No, I didn't make Caviar truffles. I made...Special K Crispy Bars. And that rare, expensive ingredient?
That's right--most Italians have never even tasted peanut butter. And for those who have....are you sitting down?.....most of them don't like the taste.
I know...how can they function as a society without peanut butter? It's a mystery.
If you can find peanut butter in Italy, it's often in the foreign foods section of the supermarket--right next to the soy sauce and taco shells. In one store, it was actually in the refrigerated foods section--Italians obviously don't know that peanut butter has (at least) a 57-year-shelf life.
When you do find peanut butter, it only comes in tiny jars, like this: