Happy PeanutButter Jelly Day! Here are five facts about America’s favorite sandwich
The average American will eat an average of 3,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in their lifetime. With so many people scarfing down these ingredients every day, we thought we'd share some things you may not have known about this American staple.
The first reference to the sandwich was made in 1901. The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics published an article making reference to small snacks made with layers of Peanut Paste, Jelly and Crackers.
Back when peanuts were not cheap, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches were only eaten by wealthy individuals. Before Peanut Butter really was commercialized a few years later, PB&J's were considered a high-end snack.
It wasn't really until the 1920's that PB&J's were a homemade staple after the invention and perfection of sliced bread. This made it much easier for children to prepare the sandwich themselves and companies wasted no time making PB&J's a common household snack.
Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are a great source of protein, especially for those who don't eat meat products. The average sandwich has about 18 grams of protein, daily doses of multiple victims, and nearly zero cholesterol. So what are you waiting for.... go make some sandwiches!