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Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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The peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J or peanut butter and jam sandwich in Australia and the United Kingdom) is a sandwich very popular in North America, that includes a layer of peanut butter and either jam or jelly on bread, commonly between two slices, but sometimes eaten open-faced. There are several variations of the sandwich. Some variants add honey, chocolate or maple syrup, the hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella, marshmallows, raisins, bananas, butter, marshmallow fluff, potato chips, cheese, other dried fruit, or another slice of bread. Other variations include slices of fresh fruit besides bananas such as apples or strawberries. This sandwich is very popular in the US and can be served as a snack for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. A 2002 survey showed that the average American will have eaten 1,500 of these sandwiches before graduating from high school.

Due to the fact that the peanut butter was very cheap and had a high source of protein, it represented a staple food in many American families during the Great Depression.


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Peanut butter and jelly are considered staples in Americans' kitchens., whatscookingamerica.net

Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, en.wikipedia.org

How Nutritious is a PB and J?, nutrition.about.com