What was the everyday lunch you took to school? Was it peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? That will always be a classic as every adult will likely remember taking that for lunch to school. It was popular for a reason, and there is a day to honor that, which is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
April 2nd urges you to enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (unless you have a peanut allergy, of course) as it is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. However, if you don’t have any allergies to peanuts, you can rejoice so you can enjoy that classic goodness that will bring you back to memory lane. The great thing about peanut butter and jelly is that it evolved since only being used in sandwiches as now; you can see peanut butter and jelly offered in various forms by different bakeries.
There is such a thing as peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, cookies, donuts, fridge, pie, and to put on your pancakes. You may even find different flavors of ice cream having to do with peanut butter and jelly. When you took your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school, and you made your own lunches, were you the type to slab on mounds of peanut butter and put less jelly in your sandwich? You cannot get enough of the delicious nature of peanut butter, and you need the right amount of jelly to make your sandwich perfect. Maybe you also ate the classic sandwich on the weekends, and then you made your sandwiches like that then too. Why was peanut butter and jelly so popular? Let’s go over that.
History Of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
In the early 1900s, peanut butter was served in elite tea rooms in New York City, which resulted from an article in Good Housekeeping magazine in 1896 about how to make peanut butter spread on bread by using a meat grinder. A culinary magazine, Table Talk, published a recipe, the peanut butter sandwich. In 1901, Julia Chandler introduced the peanut butter paired with a jelly sandwich she wrote about in a culinary magazine.
In the 1920s, after the cost of peanut butter became manageable, parents made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their children. Eventually, peanut butter and jelly were part of the military ration list during WWII. It remained a popular sandwich after that for decades to come. It is, however, not known as to why April 2nd is the day to mark National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
How To Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
There is an easy way to celebrate the day, as you can go back to your childhood and make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (or you can use pea butter if you have a peanut allergy), go take a picture of it, post it on social media by using #NationalPeanutButterAndJellyDay in the hashtag, and enjoy it! Or go treat yourself to a peanut butter and jelly treat and do the same!
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