Last Updated on March 25, 2023
I am sure there couldn’t be anyone on this planet who doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly. These two super delicious flavors can be consumed any time of the day without guilt. National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day are celebrated on the 2nd of April across the globe. All dessert lovers would want more than one peanut butter and jelly serving.
History of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
- It is said that peanut butter was considered to be a super delicacy in New York city’s tea rooms during the early 1900s.
- In 1901, peanut butter and jelly topping on bread were introduced by Julia Davis Chandler.
- The Good Housekeeping magazine urged all homemakers to use meat grinders to prepare butter at home. The outcome was spread generously on bread. This article was published in the May 1896 edition.
- In June 1896, Table Talk – a renowned culinary magazine, published a detailed peanut butter sandwich recipe.
- In the United States of America, peanut butter is popularly paired with jelly on regular bread.
- It is said there was a sudden drop in the price of peanut butter during the late 1920s. This is because the peanut butter sandwich was highly popular amount of kids.
- During the second world war, peanut butter and jelly were considered part of the United States ration of military soldiers.
- In 1968, Goober was introduced by J. M. Smucker Co; it was a beautiful jar product with vertical stripes made using peanut butter and jelly.
- Preschoolers and high school students highly love Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It is considered the favorite food among most Americans.
- There was a competitor across the globe to make the biggest peanut butter jelly sandwich, 40 ft long peanut butter and jelly sandwich made in Pennsylvania in 1993. The overall weight comprises 150 lbs of peanut butter and 50 lbs of jelly.
Related: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
How To Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
- The best way to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is to pack a lunch for your little one, partner, or friend and spread the message “Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.”
- You can also throw a small party for all the peanut butter and jelly lover friends and family.
- The best way to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is to prepare your jelly and apply it generously on the homemade bread.
- Invite friends and family over a small brunch or tea party and serve a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
- Use the hashtag #PeanutButterAndJellyDay and post about the celebration on social media.
Why We Should We Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Peanut Butter and Jelly is a classic combination; a lot of childhood memory can be associated with this super dish; the best possible way is to celebrate and cherish good food.
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