Smooth or crunchy, with chocolate or without, no matter the texture or recipe peanut butter has made its way into the hearts of many Americans. In honor of National Peanut Butter Lover’s month, we thought we would share some quick facts about peanut butter that you probably didn’t know:
- Peanut butter was first introduced in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
- Peanut butter has other uses outside of eating, such as eliminating fish odors, removing sticky items such as gum or stickers, fixing scratched CDs, polishing the furniture, or curing the hiccups.
- If someone is afraid of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth, they could have Archibutyrophobia.
- The “Peanut Gallery” was the cheapest set of seats in the theater, usually near the back, from which people could throw peanuts on the audience members below to show displeasure with the play.
- Do not stress about the expiration dates for peanut butter. An open jar usually has a shelf life of several months.
- Chunky peanut butter is the top men’s choice while smooth is the ladies’.
Though the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school, there are many other ways to eat this sticky snack. Here a couple new recipes from the National Peanut Board that you can try this month for the peanut butter lovers in your home!
Freshly made peanut butter should be on your culinary bucket list. If you've never made peanut butter at home, now's the time to try!
Go beyond your average peanut butter cookie and really get your peanut butter on with these simple and delicious cottage cookies!
Add peanut butter to your next smoothie for a thicker, more filling treat! Start by trying this unexpectedly amazing combo: blueberry and peanut butter!
Peanut butter is for more than snacks and treats. Try this ridiculously easy and flavorful slow cooker Thai chicken for dinner!