Today is April 2nd which celebrates National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. For those allergic to peanuts, I regret ahead of time speaking of the common, savoring spread. As many enjoy the flavor, it is safe to say the average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut and butter jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school, says National Day Calendar (NDC).
From a parents’ perspective, the truth is understandable as the sandwich is quick and simple to make. However, as more and more kids are allergic these days, some schools have separated the classroom, or cafeteria, between those with and without peanut butter. Some schools prohibit the substance to be brought from home. For those moms looking for quick meals for their kids, sorry to say, but you’ll have to consider something else.
And I’m not suggesting your kid replaces lunch time with snack time either. NDC also says before the spread was introduced, using meat grinders to crush peanuts in the late 1800’s was performed. In the early 1900’s, the peanut butter spread was considered a delicacy and served only in New York City’s finest tea rooms. It wasn’t until 1920 that the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches became a hit among children. The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were also used as a rationing meal for soldiers in World War II. In 1968, J.M. Smucker Company was first to introduce their own jar of Goober, which included vertical strips of jelly along with their peanut butter.
While we at Phenomenal Fudge haven’t made a peanut butter AND jelly flavor before, we are always willing to experiment! However, we do make the best peanut butter fudge...and I don’t consider myself to be gloating or biased. I’m just stating a fact (and it’s not an April Fool’s joke). But if you don’t believe me, try for yourself. With over 40 flavors, if your taste buds are not 100% satisfied, let me know and I will rectify such matters. Happy eating!