Hooray for National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day! We are going nuts over this delicious combination that is a favorite for so many people. At Price Chopper & Market 32, we have a wide selection of peanut butter, jelly, jam, and fresh bread. Be sure to take a look at the end of this article!
Do you really know your peanut butter and jelly? Don’t miss out on these fun facts!
- The peanut butter & jelly combination is nothing new. The first of these sandwiches appeared 122 years ago in a cooking magazine.
- The average American will eat 15,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school. That is kind of a lot!
- Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are ranked #9 of the top 15 sandwiches Americans love.
Love peanut butter and jelly? So do we! That’s why we’re sharing our favorite recipes below for National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Whether you prefer chunky or smooth, grape or strawberry jelly, we’ve got something for everyone. Explore new flavor combinations and impress your taste buds with our easy-to-follow recipes.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Breakfast Tart: This freshly baked peanut butter & jelly breakfast in the morning will put a smile on everyone’s face! The best part? It is quick, simple, and only requires a handful of ingredients!
PB & J Stuffed French Toast: Remember when we noted that peanut butter & jelly has evolved? This is the perfect example! This takes the classic French Toast to a whole new level!
How Peanut Butter Met Jelly
Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDNApril 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day! The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a lunchbox icon, enjoyed by generations. Just as iconic are two of the brands America has grown up with – Skippy Peanut Butter, and Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly. How they got together went something like this…
- 1894 – Peanut butter was invented, but it is oily and hard to transport
- 1918 – Welch’s “Grapelade” (jam) is introduced, and added to U.S. soldiers rations
- 1922 – Joseph Rosefield invents processing to keep ground peanuts and peanut oil blended
- 1923 – Welch’s brings their famous Concord Grape Jelly to market
- 1932 – Joseph Rosefield starts his own company, Skippy Peanut Butter
- Taste and texture: sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy – something for everyone
- Thrifty and practical – budget friendly and quick to make
- Comfort food – PBJ sandwiches are easy to enjoy, every day or once in a while
- Food safety – no cooler required, PBJ sandwiches are good travelers