|When is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?|
|What is Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?|
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) is celebrated every year on April 2nd. This sandwich is an everyday favorite with kids, and the average American child will eat 1500 PB&Js by the age of 18. The now classic dish was invented more than 100 years ago and hasn’t changed much since that time. It’s hard to improve on a recipe that has just 3 ingredients: bread, jelly, and peanut butter. But there are still plenty of choices to make. White bread or whole wheat? Chunky or smooth PB? Grape jelly or strawberry jam—or perhaps something more adventurous like orange marmalade?
What makes the PB&J such an enduring favorite? The cheap, easily stored ingredients are part of the picture. Peanut butter is a nutritious food, jelly adds flavor, and bread is simply the best way to keep the gooey mess from making your fingers sticky. PB&J is traditionally eaten with the crust left intact, but many fans of the sandwich insist on having the crust removed. Either way, it would take a massive appetite to tackle the world’s biggest PB&J, a whopping 1,342 pound sandwich created in Grand Saline, TX, in 2010.