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It’s National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day!

by | 1st, April 2012

MONDAY 2 April is the official National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day in America. The holiday is not to be confused with National Peanut Butter day, which falls on 24 January, National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day on 1 March, or National Peanut Day on 13 September.

Peanut butter was invented in 1890 by the physician Dr John Kellogg, the father of corn flakes. He created it as a protein substitute for toothless patients. It wasn’t until 1922 that a commercial version of peanut butter emerged, thanks to the Californian J. L. Rosefield who came up with a way of keeping the oil from separating in the peanut butter. He marketed his product under the name of Skippy, which is still a well-known peanut butter brand.

During the Second World War, peanut butter was on the US military ration menus, as was jelly. Legend has it that the soldiers started mixing the two and that the combo became an instant hit in America.

Peanut butter and jelly, or PB and J, may be America’s

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