A word of advice, my dedicated and cognizant reader, from me to you.
When you're teaching at a school, especially one full of children, never look at what they're slurping straight off the floor of their lunchbox.
One day you might find yourself choking back the half digested toast you shoved in your face on the way to school, after witnessing some hygienically-challenged child scrape yoghurt off the carpet and slowly lick it off booger-encrusted digits, and the next day you might find you actually like what someone produces from their lunchbox. Even if that means you have to see a kid with less teeth than he should have licking peanut butter out of a date.
Yes. That's right.
Squirted into a date.
With some toothless kid licking it out.
I know what you're thinking. Stop it.
Whoever discovered this combination must be a strange individual indeed. But nonetheless, I was inspired to try this dilbrey pellet coated in pureed peanut. So I went home to try it.
Creating this marvellous hors d'oeuvre was tricky, but eventually I mastered the skill of prising open a date and shovelling peanut butter into the fresh crevasse.
And the taste? I was pleasently surprised. Especially as I chose not to lick the peanut butter directly out of the crack in the date.
I found that when chewed together, the saltiness of the peanut butter sets off the sweetness of the date sublimely: something that would appeal to children of all ages.
In conclusion, I hereby encourage all those people who are desperate and dateless to go and buy some, prise one open, scrape that peanut butter off yesterday's half eaten sanga and scrape it into said date. It will be a recess you will remember for a very long time.
You too can be stuffing dates like a pro in minutes!