It's peanut butter, jelly time | Events
Today is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day.
According to legend the treat started in World War II when American soldiers mixed their rations of peanut butter and jelly.
Before you knew it PB&J sandwiches were showing up in school lunch bags across the nation.
Some people will go to extreme measures to get their fix of this tasty "samich." In 1976, according to Wikipedia, Elvis Presley and a group of his friends flew from Memphis to Denver for a Fool's Gold Loaf sandwich at the Colorado Mine Company. The sandwich was made from a hollowed out loaf of bread, a jar of creamy peanut butter, a jar of grape jelly and a pound of bacon. Total cost for that sandwich run? $16,000.
How do you like yours? Do you prefer crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Grape or strawberry jelly? What do you do to your sandwich to make it special? Share your recipes for the perfect PB&J.
Are you eating a PB&J today? If so, take a photo and send it to Your Region8@kait8.com. Show your peanut butter-jelly pride!
Flickr photo provided by spcbrass