This course will present information on:
- The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- How to Create a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- Creative Ways to Improve the Sandwich
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Why Diversity Matters
- How the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Relates to Diversity and Inclusion
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
A Little Bit of History
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J) is a tasty American treat, traditionally popular with children. It is a staple snack for people of all ages!
Food preserves (jelly, jam, and marmalade, depending on where you are from) date back to the first century and are widely used throughout the world. Surprisingly, peanut butter (or peanut spread) is not as widely used or even sold in other countries.
Although, the concept of the sandwich has been around since 1901. Peanut butter and sliced bread as Americans know them today, were not readily available until 1920-1930's.
Before its mainstream popularity, peanut butter was considered a delicacy and expensive. Once sugar was added and the price of peanut butter was lowered, its popularity started to increase.
During the Great Depression, the commercialisation of peanut butter helped boost its sales. However, the distribution of peanut butter and jelly in the military rations of U.S. soldiers during World War II helped to solidify the popularity of the PB& J. After the war ended and the soldiers returned home, the sales of peanut butter and jelly started to rise. Thus, beginning the mainstream popularity of the sandwich.
Browne, A. (2007). The History of the PBJ Sandwich. Retrieved July 29, 2016, from http://www.seriouseats.com/2007/04/the-history-of-the-peanut-butt.html
Upton, E. "The Surprisingly Short History of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich." Today I Found Out. Today I Found Out, 2014. Web. 30 Jul. 2016.