Apr 2 - Geezer's Blog - National Peanut and Jelly Day

In Case You Were Curious…About Peanut Butter and Jelly

April 02, 2018

The Bottom Line: Sweet facts about peanut butter and jelly

The Full Story:

  • According to National Peanut Board, Americans spend almost $800-million a year on peanut butter. Is anyone else slightly alarmed to discover that we have a National Peanut Board?
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly is served in many variations: PB&J cupcakes, French toast, pie, sushi, cookies, donuts, pancakes, fudge, and crackers.
  • Back in the 1900’s, peanut butter was only served in New York City’s finest tea rooms. Today it is only served at New York City’s finest stuffed animal tea parties.
  • Julia Davis Chandler was the first author to publish the PB&J sandwich recipe in the United States in 1901.
  • The Dancing Banana emoticon who sings “It’s peanut butter jelly time” was made into a flash animation in 2002 became a long-lasting viral sensation. Ah, the memories.
  • According to USA Today, jelly is considered by 49.3% of people to be peanut butter’s better half. What side are you on?
  • Once sliced bread was invented and packaged in the 1920’s, PB&J sandwiches skyrocketed to popularity because kids could safely make their own sandwiches.
  • Reinventing something is always fun so Smuckers created the no crusts PB&J. Where do you stand on the crust vs. no crust debate?
  • Livestrong says a basic PB&J sandwich offers 27% of your daily fat and 22% of your daily calories.
  • In 2000, President George W. Bush told Oprah his favorite sandwich is the PB&J.
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