National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
On March 1 annually, the National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is celebrated to honor peanut butter’s perfection and versatility. On this day, peanut butter lovers express their love for the nutty, creamy, sweet, and savory peanut butter.
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Why National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day?
Everyone from adults to kids love peanut butter, and to appreciate the perfection and versatility of this food, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is celebrated.
There is no food as versatile as peanut butter, and it can be both crunchy and creamy; it’s healthy, yet indulgent; it is sweet, but also savory; use it as a dip as a spread. We love it for every meal, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even peanut butter ice cream for dessert. It’s superb just out of the jar, but pair it with other foods, and it shines just the same.
Eat a piece of peanut butter toast for breakfast, and you’re guaranteed not to be hungry until lunch.
Lacking proteins? Pop in a spoonful of peanut butter, and it is sure to keep you satisfied!
Think about the iconic duos: Peanut butter and toast, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and celery, and of course, peanut butter and chocolate.
How Can We Observe National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day?
- Experience a range of flavors that complement peanut butter by having your friends each make a dish involving peanut butter, some of which include African peanut soup, chicken satay with peanut sauce, peanut butter cups, peanut butter ice cream, and of course, homemade peanut butter!
- Pick up a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, and a jelly of your choice, and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for everyone. Pile them high on a platter, slip them in plastic baggies, or slice them up and wrap them in wax paper.
- Host an Elvis Presley-themed peanut butter party. Elvis was the original peanut butter lover, so celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day by throwing a creamy bash complete with The King’s greatest hits and his greatest recipe: The Fool’s Gold Loaf.
- Fall in love with some peanut butter or a new peanut butter combination. Try peanut butter and apples. Or maybe fried peaches and peanut butter. Or how about peanut butter and bacon. Use #PeanutButterLoversDay and #itspeanutbutterloversday to post on social media.
- Celebrate the day by eating peanut butter. Have it on crackers or apple slices. Make ants on a log, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter fudge, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Interesting Facts On National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day:
Here are some interesting Peanut Butter facts for you to enjoy today!
- The slang term for peanut butter in World War II was monkey butter, which got its name because a monkey once visited the lab at Kellogg’s and dipped his banana in a jar of peanut butter, and he’s been ape over the combination ever since.
- Peanut butter is a perfect addition to any snack. It goes well with everything: bananas, apples, chocolate, carrots, pretzels, crackers, and much more. But the best one is a sandwich with tasty jelly and peanut butter.
- 96 % of people who make such a sandwich put the peanut butter first and then jelly.
- An average American child eats about 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches before he or she graduates high school. Almost every family in the U.S. has got a jar of peanut butter in the household.
- There are two kinds of peanut butter produced: chunky and smooth. Smooth peanut butter is popular on the East Coast, while chunky one is widespread on the West Coast. Children and women prefer smooth peanut butter, while men go for the chunky one.
- Peanut Butter is 90% or more peanuts. While it has no artificial preservatives, and opened jar is stored on a shelf at room temperature.
History of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day:
Peanut butter was developed in 1890 by a St. Louis physician as a protein substitute for those with poor teeth. In 1903, a patent for a peanut butter machine was given to Ambrose W. Straub. National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day first made its appearance in 1990, commemorating the anniversary of when peanut butter made its commercial debut in the United States. Promoted by both the Adult Peanut Butter Lovers Fan Club and the National Peanut Board, the day found full cover peanut butter spreads in newspapers across the U.S. More than 100 years later, we continue to celebrate the benefits of peanut butter and its history, too.