Ed Bedford 11:44 p.m., June 19
Who knew (I sure didn't) that Solana Beach has housed a gourmet peanut butter and chocolate maker for over a decade? Perhaps it's because Jer's normally sells to retail outlets, not to, um, people.
On September 13, you can finally meet your neighbor and taste his wares, in honor of National Peanut Day. If you stop by Jer's headquarters, you can get a free Peanut Butter Square candy. From here, we switch to the company publicist, live on the scene, for the full story. Don't flip -- it's a free candy, it may be worth grabbing. (Oh, I wish they'd sent me a few samples, so I could tell whether yes or no.) Take it away, publicist:
"On September 13th, National Peanut Day, Jer’s Chocolates, the San Diego-based pioneer of peanut butter and chocolate combinations, is celebrating the national “holiday” with the public launch of Jer’s Squares, a new “bite-size” portion of Jer’s All-Natural Peanut Butter Bars.
"During National Peanut Day, the public is invited to come to Jer’s Chocolate’s headquarters located at 437 S. Highway 101, Suite 105, Solana Beach for a free Jer’s Squares, limited one per person. A 10% portion of the total sales of Jer’s Squares on National Peanut Day will go to Jer’s Cares, the trademarked charity component of Jer’s Chocolates that supports local non-profits such as the San Diego Food Bank and the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter."
Pictured: Jer's Cara Mella Peanut Butter Bar