When is National Hoagie Day?
National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day is April 2.
Are there other sandwich holidays? Yes!
National sandwich day is always November 3.
July is Sandwich Generation month.
What is this Holiday for?
To honor and enjoy peanut butter and jelly everything! Let this month be the month you experiment with peanut butter and jelly. Everybody knows about the popular sandwich that everyone ate as a kid. When's the last time you ate one? Well on this day go ahead and do it! Make that sandwich and remember your childhood. Your whole mouth will tingle at the very first bite of peanut butter and jelly.
Origin of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
Definition of a PB&J sandwich
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, (PB&J), also known as a peanut butter and jam sandwich in the UK, Canada and Australia, is a sandwich that includes a layer of peanut butter and either jelly or jam on bread, commonly between two slices. Jars of pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly are commercially available for making these sandwiches.
Who invented the peanut butter & jelly sandwich?
It appears to have been invented by GIs during World War II. Apparently soldiers were given peanut butter instead of meat due to enforced rationing. The soldiers added jelly to make it taste better and viola the all American sandwich was born.
What makes this sandwich so popular?
Well besides the fact that it taste so sweet and good, the sandwich has the advantage that it does not contain any perishable ingredients, so it does not require refrigeration in hot weather, making it suitable for lunch bags.
What age group eats this sandwich?
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is very popular with both adults and children in the US and Canada. A 2002 survey showed the average American will have eaten 1,500 of the sandwiches before graduating from high school.
Other nut butters, such as almond, cashew, soybean, sunflower, or hazelnut/nutella are sometimes used to make sandwiches similar to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Some known variants include the addition of one or more of the following ingredients: honey, syrup, marshmallows, raisins, bananas, butter, marshmallow fluff, Miracle Whip, other dried fruit, or another slice of bread. A combination of peanut butter and Nutella (cocoa flavored hazelnut butter) is also popular as is peanut butter with honey, or bananas instead of the jelly.
Is the Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
known by any other names?
Yes! The sandwich has often been called, PB&J, Peanut Butter and J, Peanut Butter and Jam, Jammin' with Uncle Peanut Sam, or Blood and Mud (colloquial in Canada).
Are there fun ways to eat this sandwich? Yes!
Are there other peanut butter & jelly foods? Yes!
The peanut butter & jelly cake!
Peanut Butter & jelly cookies!
Types of Sandwiches
Sandwiches come served cold or hot open faced. In fact there are so many different sandwich recipes it would be hard to list them all but we do have a list of the most popular.
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Have a Sandwich Party! - Sandwich parties are fun! Set your buffee table with a large variety of sandwich products like peanut butter, several different flavors of jam and jelly, spreads like butter, marshmello fluff, fruits like bananas and raisins etc. Then invite all your friends and family over for some great sandwich eating fun. Don't forget the special bread!
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.