What do You Say About PB & J?

By Brennen Kauffman

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of the classic childhood snacks. Parents like making them because it’s easy to prepare and can be eaten warm or cold. Kids love the bold, snack-like flavors of the ingredients. In the last few years, however, the sandwich have started to drop off in popularity. The rising rate of peanut allergies has led to many schools banning peanut butter or establishing safe peanut-free tables for students.

For such a simple food, PB & J is incredibly divisive. Any food with a deep childhood connection is going to bring out the passion in people. The debate between crunchy and creamy peanut butter is heated and every flavor of jelly has a champion. Personally, I prefer my sandwiches creamy with strawberry jelly but I don’t eat them very often. Because April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, I wanted to gather some opinions about how people prefer their sandwiches.

My preferred ingredients for PB & J


Caitlin: “Raspberry, blackberry, or grape jelly. Creamy in all cases.”

Lisa: “Peanut butter and strawberry jelly reminds me of childhood and helps me power through my day.”

Nick: “Crunchy with grape jelly. I like the different textural dynamic it adds to the sandwich.”

Stacy: “Crunchy peanut butter is one of the worst things ever created.”

TJ: “Is saying creamy, no jelly valid?”

No matter what you say about peanut butter and jelly, I think we can all agree that PB&J is a comfort food like no other. It brings you back to your childhood and is simply delicious.

Edited by: Emma Gaudette 

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