Peanut Butter & Jelly Day
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In honor of National Sandwich Month, this page is dedicated to the many types of sandwiches.

When is National Hoagie Day?
National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day is April 2.

Are there other sandwich holidays? Yes!
The month of April is National Grill Cheese Sandwich Month
National Sandwich Month is always the month of August!
National sandwich day is always November 3.
July is Sandwich Generation month.
National Hamburger Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Hoagie Day

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).
resource: wikipedia

Are there fun ways to eat this sandwich? Yes!
Make yourself a skull sandwich!

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.
visit Types of Sandwiches

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