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All About National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Feeling down after the passing of April Fools’? Fear not, my friends, for today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Hey, we’ve observed National Pancake Day, National Napping Day, and National Squirrel Appreciation Day — so why not?

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: The History

No one’s quite sure where National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day began, though Welch’s claims the credit for a key ingredient within the PB&J sandwich itself (which, I might add, seems quite questionable). The jam-maker says it introduced concord grape jelly in 1923, two years before Skippy hit the market, and that planted the seed (so to speak) for the classic creation.

The actual sandwich supposedly first surfaced in the 40s during World War II, when PBJ became part of the military’s rations. (I guess no one had the thought to combine salty and sweet spreads prior to that point. Mmm hmm.)

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: The Celebration

While it’s not an official government holiday, we here at the Inquisitr intend to celebrate anyway. But how? According to the folks at eHow, the best way to honor National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is — not surprisingly — to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Done and done. They have some tips for making the perfect version here, if you need any pointers.

Should you still be feeling the PBJ spirit, you might check out this site or this site for some National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day e-cards. Yep, they actually make those.

From us to you, happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! Enjoy. Just make sure to wipe your hands before typing.

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6 Responses to “All About National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day”

  1. JB

    A song for the celebration (I hear my daughter sing all the time):

    A peanut sat on a railroad track, it's heart was all a flutter.

    Around the bend came a choo-choo train. SMASH! Peanut Butter.

    I often have that, the Wiggles, Hannah Montana and others rattling around in my head.

  2. Diana

    My 86-yr old father has been singing “that old nursery rhyme” this past week:

    A peanut sat on the railroad track,
    His heart was all a flutter.
    Around the bend came Number 10,
    Choo Choo Peanut Butter!

  3. John James Truscelli

    It's national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day…so go out and get the new book for your child "Can P B Find The Jelly?" It's at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.Com and Booksamillion.Com. A joyfu