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Let that headline sink in for a second: a pulled pork and peanut butter sandwich. More specifically, were talking about the Kansas City Royals’ new ballpark offering: a pulled pork sandwich topped with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, and bacon.
The sandwich was created by Aramark, a company that has contracts with nine major league baseball stadiums. They’re giving each one a signature sandwich, many of which are just as upsetting or appetizing (depending on how you see things) as Kauffman Stadium’s BBQ Reese’s Sandwich.
Others offerings across Major League Baseball include A PB&J burger at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays cooking up Pickle Poutine (which also counts peanut butter as an ingredient).
It’s definitely not the healthiest food option you’ll encounter at a ballpark, but… but I don’t know how to finish that sentence.
There are only two reactions most people could have upon hearing that this gastronomic science experiment exists: either complete disgust or mouth-watering intrigue.
Those with a less adventurous palate probably dry-heaved when they thought of tossing some peanut butter cups on pulled pork and slathering it with BBQ sauce. However, many other people just started searching for flights to Kansas City and are keeping an eye on the price of Royals tickets.
Personally, I’d give it a whirl. It’s not the type of sandwich that cracks the everyday lineup, but it’s the kind of thing you order once for the story, then feel extreme guilt for the rest of the day. Maybe you just hit the gym a bit harder the next day to make up for it. Or you wash the sandwich down with another beer. Probably that.
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