I’m a person who can’t live without peanut butter. It’s part of my everyday life. It’s breakfast, with a banana. And it truly makes me happy. But I know the world is divided right now, and probably always will be… when it comes to peanut butter.
Crunchy or smooth?
That’s where America draws the line.
Which side are you on?
Happy National Peanut Butter Day!— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 24, 2022
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a twelve ounce jar of peanut butter.
People living on the East Coast generally prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the crunchy style.
Have a nice day.
I guess I’m on the wrong coast! But there’s no wrong way to have peanut butter. Have it on a carrot, in hummus (like my son does. Eeek), throw it on chocolate or a donut
Happy National Peanut Butter Day!! Today we are featuring our Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut!! A fluffy yeast dough, filled with black raspberry jelly, frosted with @tedpeanutbutter and topped with a dollop of jelly! #kanesdonutsarelove #thebest #peanutbutterandjelly #kanesdonuts pic.twitter.com/6cSOHUEHTs— Kane’s Donuts (@KanesDonuts) January 24, 2022
Here’s some other great options for pairings
Sure it’s National #PeanutButterDay, but which one goes best with PB on a sandwich?— Kris Anderson (@KrisAndersonTV) January 24, 2022
And hey did you know that Marshmallow fluff was invented in Somerville, MA? The origins of it actually go way back to 1917. Before WWI, a Somerville MA man named Archibald Query had apparently been making it in his own kitchen. He sold it door to door until the shortages from the warm forced him to shut it down. Luckily it was picked up by another couple of local guys.
Check out these peanut butter fun facts, straight from the National Peanut Butter Board:
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
- By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
- The average person will eat almost 3,000 PB&Js in their lifetime, according to a 2016 survey by Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter.
- The average adult eats a PB&J three times a month.
- The Huffington Post (Sept. 2014) asked, “What makes the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Results show: 36% say strawberry jam is favorite (grape is 31%); favorite bread is white bread (54%); favorite type of peanut butter is smooth (56%) and a whopping 80% like their PB & J with the crust left on the sandwich.
- Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson and Georgia’s Jimmy Carter.
- Former President Bill Clinton says one of his favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and banana; also reported to have been the favorite of Elvis “the King” Presley.
Did you know Luke Bryan grew up on a peanut farm? In fact, he shared with Country Fancast, “People are like, all the time, they’re like, ‘How are you riding on your tour bus? Doing shows? Aren’t you just exhausted?’ I’m like, ‘Nah, not really. If you’d like to work for [my father] Tommy Bryan at the peanut mill for three months out of the year, a hundred hours a week, I can give you a crash course in exhaustion. Peanut dust in your ears and your nose and your throat.”
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