National Peanut Butter And Jelly Day are celebrated on April 2 of every year. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or PB&J are considered to be the most popular sandwich in America. The sandwich contains layers of peanut butter and layers of jelly or jam on bread. These sandwiches can be varied using honey to fruit slices according to one’s preferences. Nowadays peanut butter is substituted with almond butter and jelly with marshmallow fluff in many places. The delicious mix of peanut butter and jelly is found in a lot of other dishes like ice-creams, cakes, cookies, and tarts.
“I grew up as a kid with very little. I could enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or peanut butter crackers.” – Michael T. Flynn
History of National Peanut Butter And Jelly Day
The origin of National Peanut Butter And Jelly Day is not found yet. However, in May 1896 an article was published in the Good Housekeeping magazine containing a recipe for peanut butter to spread on bread. In the same year in June, the culinary magazine Table Talk published a peanut butter sandwich recipe. It is believed that peanut butter and jelly first appeared together on bread in the United States, by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901. Later in 1920, the price of peanut butter declined which made the sandwich famous around the country. According to the Peanut Board, during World war II, the soldiers of the United States had both peanut butter and jelly as a section of their military ration list. In 1968, Goobar which is a combination of peanut butter and jelly in a single jar was introduced by J.M. Smucker Co. Later peanut butter and jelly was started to be used in many other dishes.
Other Celebrations on April 2
April 2 is also celebrated as
- Love Your Produce Manager Day
- National Ferret Day
- International Children’s Book Day
- World Autism Awareness Day
How to celebrate the day
Celebrate the day by treating yourself to your favorite peanut butter and jelly snack. It may be a good day to try something different, so seize this day to experiment with something new and share it with your friends and family. Peanut butter has various health benefits which are vital to be known, so learn about it on the day. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about National Peanut Butter And Jelly Day by using the hashtag #PeanutButterAndJellyDay.
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