I tried it a minute ago because I had some jam and peanut butter in the house, but it wasn't that nice. So why do you like it so much?
Why do Americans like to eat jam and peanut butter sandwiches?
What Guys Said 34
It is cheap and easy. American food is all about being cheap and convenient, over having complex flavors. They even sell a lot of cakes and sweets as healthy breakfast food now. Children's breakfast cereal is really nothing more than candy swimming in milk, but the box brags about all the vitamins and other healthy stuff in the cereal.
Unless you make your own peanut butter, and jam, you are basically just eating sugar. Most people I know that make their own jam only use about half of the amount of sugar suggested in most recipes or they can't even taste the flavor of the jam do to the amount of sugar it has. Instead of eating strawberry jam, we are basically eating red gooey sugar. So it is more like eating candy than a sandwich. We even put it on white bread making it even worse for us.1
I think you need to be American to like that sorta thing :-). I'm not saying it's inherently bad... it's just sort of a cultural taste that other people don't like so much. Like many foreigners find it weird that one of the traditional dishes of my country Switzerland is Fondue... which is just a pot of melted cheese and a basked full of bread. I've tried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a couple of times myself when I lived in the US and I didn't really like them either. But I think it also had to do with the bread. Many Americans only eat toast bread or similarly white, spongy bread. Maybe nowadays it's starting to change a bit but when I lived there a few years ago it was still very much like that. Real, crispy, whole grain German bread was one of the things I missed most in America.1
What kind of jam did you use.
And if you are British, you cannot throw stones about food,
We have Cajun, Barbacue, and other things, (I'm from New England and prefer peanut butter and fluff)
I'm mean spotted dick, toad in the hole, bangers and mash, I mean come on people at least try not to name your food an edible innuedo2
I am inclined to agree - It sounds disgusting.2
Because it's good. Maybe we just develop a taste for it from the time we are young. Sometimes I skip the bread and just use a spoon to dip peanut butter and jelly straight out of the jar. I eat a LOT of peanut butter - like pretty much every day. I don't eat PB&J very often though.
Peanut butter is very nutritional and has a lot of healthy qualities. It's even used as a base for emergency food for severe malnutrition.0
Peanut butter is primarily a North American thing having been invented in the USA. In Europe and elsewhere, peanut butter is not part of the culture growing up so people there do not acquire a taste for it, so they usually dislike it on first tastings.0
Umm, excuse me! Its called Jelly!
This is a bubbler!
This is a soda!
This is a Stop and Go Light!
And this is a daven-port !
GOSH! Gt some culture you ignorant imperialists! :D0
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I don't know I never liked it lol1
I normally don't like it. I do like beans on toast though. And sometimes fried bread.1
It's this perfect concotion of savory and sweet.
Also, I saw you used crunchy peanut butter. That's a no-no. Also, not jam, jelly. Jelly has no fruit chunks in it, and trust me, it makes a big difference.
Get grape jelly, and smooth and creamy peanut butter. Get some white bread, of the squishy and spongey variety, and slather the peanut butter and jelly on there in roughly equal amounts.
The sandwhich shouldn't be crunchy at all, it should be squishy and a little chewy.0
I personally don't like them but my wife loves them. A lot of parents give kid PB&J because it's fast, easy and cheap to make. And as an adult some keep eating it. And for some people since they grew up eating it , it became comfort food0
Its good stuff thats why and have a glass of milk with it0
Why do I like eating anything? Because it tastes nice *to me*.1
You have to put the right amount on for it to be really good.0
Jam and jelly are kinda different. With jelly its wayyyyyyyy better. Also yeah it's probably because we grew up with it.0
I guess they taste ballin'0
Most Americans were subjected to it as kids.0
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What Girls Said 24
Because it is delicious! PBnJ is a classic. Easy to make and so damn good.0
I always heard about peanut butter and jelly on TV when I was younger, specially on Disney Channel lol, so I decided to try it a couple of years ago, was kind of disappointed :(1
Our white bread, peanut butter, and jellies or jams are packed with refined sugar. That's what most of us are addicted to, and that's why we like it. Sad but true.1
You used strawberry jam? This is what I like to use: www.nourishnc.org/.../grape-jelly.jpg
But anyway, if you didn't grow up eating PBJs as a kid, you may have just not developed a taste for them. I feel like peanut butter isn't as popular in other countries.
I like the combination of nutty and sweet.1
What kind of Jam did you use? I'm just curious lol. And I suppose it boils down to your personal tastes. There's people who prefer Peanut butter and banana, peanut butter and honey, or peanut butter and fluff (a marshmallow spread). I personally like all of those sandwiches but peanut butter and fluff is my favorite. If you haven't tried it yet, you must as soon as possible!1
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I could ask the same about Aussies eating Vegemite and people in the UK eating Marmite on their bread.
As far as peanut butter in jelly , it's like a budget food. When I was younger, I didn't care for it much but it's actually pretty good. Depends on the jam as well. American and non American jam probably don't taste the same; the same goes for some peanut butter. You know how we Americans sugar everything up.0
Lol, I don't like it. When I was younger I used to, but now I would not touch one even if it's the only thing to eat.0
No clue man, I've never tried that shit.0
i know omg they're so weird :P
i tried it too and I'm like 'wth is this?' 😂0
I think it's an American thing. I don't like it either.0
If it's something you grew up with I guess it's just a taste that never tasted bad/weird0
I love peanut butter and jelly. But the bread has to be thick and the jelly has to be strawberry or apricot. Also, the peanut butter has to be creamy and organic. Well everything has to be organic. Finally a glass of rice milk, so yummy.1
I don't know I guess it's an iconic American food but I'm an American and I have to be in the mood for it to eat it.0
It's just delicious. Especially with strawberry jam :P0
You have it all wrong peanut butter & jam is a Canadian thing.1
I dont know. Why do the English like tea so much? Why do the French like snails?0
Oh my gosh it's delicious! Everyday in elementary school and sometimes even now at the end of high school people eat pb&j's. It's an interesting taste but it's good to me! Easy to make and takes no more than a minute. When I go on picnics we either make pb&j's, or some other meat sandwhich. It's more of a kid thing to eat, but sometimes it's exactly what you need. Ooo and if you want to get really creative and elementary like, put chips in the sandwich or banana sliced. I hate banana, but the chips are decent. -haven't eaten that since 3rd grade! Kids will put different things on a pb&j to make it interesting. : / it's a nice memory from my childhood.0
I prefer just toast and jam, personally.0
it's not only americans lol0
most people I know dont like it but it is really fast to make so they do it out of time... I like it aslong as the penut butter doesn't get stuck onto my teeth0
I really dislike it personally0