Have you ever wondered how this iconic food pairing came to be?
At the beginning of the 20th century, peanut butter was considered a delicacy. It was served the wealthy patrons of Manhattan’s most prestigious tearooms. As prices began to fall, manufacturers added sugar, which of course appealed to children. In the late 1920s, sliced and packaged bread was introduced and for the first time so children could finally make their own sandwiches without the use of a dangerous knife. The addition of jelly came during WWII when soldiers developed a taste for the combination. Today, the average high school grad will have eaten 1500 PB&J sandwiches in their life.
But no matter where it came from, this salty sweet treat will forever have a place in my heart.
Here are three more grown up ways to enjoy PB&J!!!