How Prophets Eat Their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

I wasn’t planning on doing more of the how General Authorities Eat Their Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but inspiration struck, and I had to write a few more. For your reading pleasure:

Wilford Woodruff:

The Lord will never permit Reese’s or any other snack that stands as being made of chocolate and peanut butter to lead you to a vegetable tray. It is not in the programme. It is not in the mind of God. If they were to attempt that, the Lord would remove them off of their shelf.

Wilford Woodruff (in front)

Wilford Woodruff (in front)

Lorenzo Snow:

As the Reese’s in front of me now is, the peanut butter cup in my stomach once was;

As the peanut butter cup in my stomach now is, the Reese’s in front of me may be.

Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow

Joseph F. Smith: I was very much oppressed when I was on a mission. I was almost naked and entirely friendless, except for the friendship of a poor, benighted Hawaiian people. I felt as if I hardly dared look a man in the face. While in that condition I dreamed that I was on a journey and I was impressed that I ought to hurry—hurry with all my might, for fear I might be too late. I rushed on my way as fast as I possibly could, and I was only conscious of having just a little bundle, a wrapper with two small peanut butter cups in it. I did not realize what it was, when I was hurrying as fast as I could; but finally I came to a wonderful mansion. I thought I knew it as my destination. As I passed towards it, as fast as I could, I saw a notice, “Picnic Table.” I turned aside quickly and went up to the table and ate my peanut butter cups. Then I rushed to what appeared to be a great opening, or door. I knocked and the door opened, and the man who stood there was the Prophet Joseph Smith. He looked at me a little reprovingly, and the first words he said: “Joseph, you are late.” Yet I took confidence and replied: “Yes, but am satisfied—I am satisfied!”

Joseph F. Smith

Joseph F. Smith

David O McKay: No success can compensate for failure to devour a Reese’s.

David O. McKay

David O. McKay

Joseph Fielding Smith: Food and the enjoyment of food have been established as being from God. “Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.” (Exodus 5:1.) “And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.” (Isaiah 25:6.) It could be that the “fat things full of marrow” refers to chocolate peanut butter cups. We do know that it was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that, “All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground,” (D&C 89:16) which fruit would include both the cocoa bean and the peanut. These things were “made for the benefit and use of man, both to please the eye and gladden the heart,” (D&C 59:18) and I find that Reese’s do gladden the heart.

Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith

Spencer W. Kimball: Eat it.

Spencer W. Kimball with his wife

Spencer W. Kimball with his wife

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