Among the many easy-to-prepare foods, the peanut butter jelly sandwich is the most popular. As the saying goes, “When in a rush, grab a sandwich!” In today’s world where both parents have to work to make both ends meet, the standard lunchbox menu consist of a sandwich, a banana, orange or apple, and a carton of milk.
When is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in 2017?
The National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is on April 2, 2017, a Sunday.
The National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is always observed in the United States of America on the second day of April each year.
The Origin and Purpose of the National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day:
There is no formal record as to the origin and purpose of this day. Its creation though is believed to be attributed to the World War II American soldiers. Peanut butter and jelly were part of their ration sales of peanut butter and jelly zoomed up in America after the war. Since then, this day is observed in honour of the humble yet classic sandwich.
Facts and Trivia on the National Peanut and Jelly Day:
The sweet and salty exquisite taste of this sandwich is the staple in school lunchboxes for almost a century. Historical records disclosed that:
- An unnamed physician at St. Louis invented peanut butter in 1890 for his aged patients;
- C. H. Summer introduced the peanut butter in 1904 to the United States of America;
- In 1918, Welch introduced the first jam product in America and labelled it as Grapelade;
- Skippy peanut butter hit the market in 1921; and,
- Welch introduced the grape jelly in 1923.
The National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Celebration:
Statistical showed that, on the average, an American child consumes 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before reaching the age of 18. So, eating this sandwich on its special day is not so special after all! Being creative about its preparation though would surely perk up the day’s celebration aside from sending Ecards to friends to increase awareness of this food day.
When is the National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day in 2018?
The National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is on April 2, 2018, a Monday.