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Why do Americans eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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  • mystery2mi
    2352 posts Member
    The fluffernutter is popular here in New England, made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. I'm not a fan, but then again I'm not a native New Englander.
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  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    The fluffernutter is popular here in New England, made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. I'm not a fan, but then again I'm not a native New Englander.
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    Fluff is made in Lynn, MA so it's part of the culture alongside fried clams, roast beef sandwiches, lobster rolls, and clam chowder. It's even the only "unhealthy" food exempted from all school dietary laws in Massachusetts, and is the default free lunch for any student.
  • KLmaker
    320 posts Member
    efin98 wrote: »
    Reading this has me wanting a PBFNBJ....that peanut, butter, fluff, nutella, bananas, and jelly.

    Your post reminds me about when I was on a forklift moving pallets of sheet metal on a night shift, then all of a sudden, "I want some toast", just like that for no reason.

    We had a cut up barrel that had been burning paper, we got wood, go round the corner get bread and jam, fashion some 316 stainless into a toasting fork and a knife, but the pregnancy was over by break time so I just had a packed lunch.
  • KLmaker
    320 posts Member
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    The fluffernutter is popular here in New England, made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. I'm not a fan, but then again I'm not a native New Englander.
    fluffernutter-2-720x475.jpg

    I expect I'm on my own here, but that looks gross.

  • bluntcard
    3582 posts Member
    We eat them because they are DELICIOUS. The sweet and salty merging into heaven. Nothing tastes better after a day of swimming. Easy to make. Jelly is without bits, correct. Jam has bits and preserves have large pieces of fruit, orange peel, etc. All are wonderful paired with peanut butter.

    Why do you call the trunk of a car, the boot? What do you call boots you wear on your feet? Trunks? Just curious.
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  • KLmaker wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    The fluffernutter is popular here in New England, made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. I'm not a fan, but then again I'm not a native New Englander.
    fluffernutter-2-720x475.jpg

    I expect I'm on my own here, but that looks gross.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong it is :o :D :D

    Just kidding. But I cant help you, I grew up on fluffernutter sandwiches. I still make them for my lunch sometimes, and have on occasion even made them for my kids.

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  • KLmaker
    320 posts Member
    edited June 8
    bluntcard wrote: »
    We eat them because they are DELICIOUS. The sweet and salty merging into heaven. Nothing tastes better after a day of swimming. Easy to make. Jelly is without bits, correct. Jam has bits and preserves have large pieces of fruit, orange peel, etc. All are wonderful paired with peanut butter.

    Why do you call the trunk of a car, the boot? What do you call boots you wear on your feet? Trunks? Just curious.

    I don't know why we do but we do, as for our feet, that's boots.
    But I Liked your post, it's funny.
    But this will turn your noodle, we call the hood a "bonnet". :o

    Mind you, we also have some properties here where the owners have a "boot room", if it were called a trunk room :o :o ?
  • I'm not sure why tbh, I personally love peanut butter and fluff! I know one friend of mine has a strange love for Fluffy and Jelly though which is strange in my opinion lol
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  • KLmaker
    320 posts Member
    Fluffy Jelly or Jelly Fluff?
  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »

    For me, I like the jelly soaking into the bread.

    Aww we could have traded a lot of lunches!
    You know, there is a neat product that is probably a staple in American cupboards, but of course, not here in Canada. It's made by a company called Smuckers. It's essentially peanut butter N jam in the same jar! To look at it from the outside, it looks like vertical strips; Peanut Butter stripe, Jam Stripe all the way around. I was lucky enough to get a couple a jars one time. I think the first jar I just consumed with a spoon. I think you can get it in different flavours too....Upon further reflection, I think it was jelly and not jam, but Boy Howdy, it was Goooooood!!! :)

    You're talking about Goober! I never had it, that was the fancy stuff. But it came in a lot of flavors...
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    I bet you could order it from Amazon

    Tesco sell Goober in the American section, alongside other US products at inflated prices. The price of beef jerky in the UK is ridiculous, and nothing like the selection you get In the US or Canada. I've been to Canada, (Batus), and the US, (Fort Leavenworth), with the Army, and tried lots of brands and flavours, loved it all.
  • KLmaker
    320 posts Member
    4junk3000 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »

    For me, I like the jelly soaking into the bread.

    Aww we could have traded a lot of lunches!
    You know, there is a neat product that is probably a staple in American cupboards, but of course, not here in Canada. It's made by a company called Smuckers. It's essentially peanut butter N jam in the same jar! To look at it from the outside, it looks like vertical strips; Peanut Butter stripe, Jam Stripe all the way around. I was lucky enough to get a couple a jars one time. I think the first jar I just consumed with a spoon. I think you can get it in different flavours too....Upon further reflection, I think it was jelly and not jam, but Boy Howdy, it was Goooooood!!! :)

    You're talking about Goober! I never had it, that was the fancy stuff. But it came in a lot of flavors...
    9wkh94940oj1.png
    I bet you could order it from Amazon

    Tesco sell Goober in the American section, alongside other US products at inflated prices. The price of beef jerky in the UK is ridiculous, and nothing like the selection you get In the US or Canada. I've been to Canada, (Batus), and the US, (Fort Leavenworth), with the Army, and tried lots of brands and flavours, loved it all.

    There was a independent jerky manufacturer I had seen in Wales at a number of Re-enactment events, did a large range of jerky's, not just a variety of flavours but of meats as well.
    I really liked their salmon one.
  • didn't know what was fluffernutter until now and I like peanut butter and grape sandwich idk what kind of jelly you all buy please let us know
  • @GoldenWindHomer
    Seedless strawberry or raspberry jam, Sainsbury's own usually or Hartley's if needs must, as it is more expensive.

    I had honey and smooth peanut butter for lunch yesterday, I have had it a number of times before but yesterday was different.
    I don't know if the honey was starting to congeal or if it soaked into the bread, I like it when it all soaks into the bread, but this time the honey was making it crunchy, it was very nice, lovely.
  • Tried "no bits" marmalade and peanut butter, it's a bit weird.
    Marmalade is basically orange jam but it isn't jam because it's marmalade, so some fruits get turned into jams, preserves or conserves but only oranges go into marmalade?
  • My understanding is: jam is made from the whole of the fruit. Jelly (american type) is made from the fruit juices and so is mostly clear. Marmalade is made from citrus peel and juices.
    These days the market seem to be full of junk they just call "spread" as in strawberry spread. It looks like jam but it's just a sugary goop with hardly a strawberry in it.
  • "But mummy, I want to be a marmalade".
    "No you can't darling, you're a gooseberry ".
  • efin98 wrote: »
    Four reasons why
    1. economical
    2. quick and easy to make
    3. nutritious
    4. tastes great, especially with your favorite jelly/jam/preserve

    Jelly is actually derived from the same word as gelatine, made in the same manner, but with different felling agents(pectin vs. collagen). Their major difference is how they are used: one is a part of a dish(as in part of the sandwich's makeup), the other is a whole dish in and of itself(a desert or main course)

    As a FYI to anyone who cares jelly/preserves/jam are also the same thing, the only real difference is the parts of the fruit used: jelly is just the juice, jam is flesh and juice, preserves are the whole fruit.

    jelly/jam/preserve with pancakes.
  • efin98 wrote: »
    Four reasons why
    1. economical
    2. quick and easy to make
    3. nutritious
    4. tastes great, especially with your favorite jelly/jam/preserve

    Jelly is actually derived from the same word as gelatine, made in the same manner, but with different felling agents(pectin vs. collagen). Their major difference is how they are used: one is a part of a dish(as in part of the sandwich's makeup), the other is a whole dish in and of itself(a desert or main course)

    As a FYI to anyone who cares jelly/preserves/jam are also the same thing, the only real difference is the parts of the fruit used: jelly is just the juice, jam is flesh and juice, preserves are the whole fruit.

    jelly/jam/preserve with pancakes.

    Yes, but then anything tastes great with pancakes, great, thanks for that, now I want pancakes.
  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »

    For me, I like the jelly soaking into the bread.

    Aww we could have traded a lot of lunches!
    You know, there is a neat product that is probably a staple in American cupboards, but of course, not here in Canada. It's made by a company called Smuckers. It's essentially peanut butter N jam in the same jar! To look at it from the outside, it looks like vertical strips; Peanut Butter stripe, Jam Stripe all the way around. I was lucky enough to get a couple a jars one time. I think the first jar I just consumed with a spoon. I think you can get it in different flavours too....Upon further reflection, I think it was jelly and not jam, but Boy Howdy, it was Goooooood!!! :)

    You're talking about Goober! I never had it, that was the fancy stuff. But it came in a lot of flavors...
    9wkh94940oj1.png
    I bet you could order it from Amazon

    I wanted this so bad when I was a small child, and then my Mom bought it. I was so disappointed.

    I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'm going to have this one right now.

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