What is it about Peanut Butter??

United States
September 14, 2009 1:51pm CST
It is like the must have in most households! My kids would eat only peanut butter sandwiches if I allowed them to do so. What is it that you like about peanut butter? Is it the flavor? Is it the compatibility with jelly? Why is peanut butter a staple?
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@kprofgames (3025)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I remember growing up with PB&J sandwiches because you didn't have to put it in the fridge. Was easier to take to school as a lunch. I never really thought of the appeal of it because that's what we needed to do for school lunches. Now, I honestly only buy it to make Christmas cookies because none of my children will eat it. I've tried one sandwich in the last year (some left over from Christmas) and I couldn't eat it. I ended up throwing the rest of it way because it never got used. I thought maybe had so many of them as a kid I was just sick of it now.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I think peanut butter fits into the "yummy" category because it fills both the salty and the sweet cravings that I get once in a while. The fact that it goes great with a little jelly is a bonus. The other thing that as an adult that I have noted is that peanut butter is filling. When trying to watch my weight, if I get a hunger, a small teaspoon of peanut butter usally gets my stomach to wuit making so much noise. The other bonus is that it is high on protein, which is great for the kids. You can always get less sugary brands if that's a concern.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I love a good PB&J once in awhile. I only like mine with strawberry jelly though. I also like to put butter and peanut butter on toast. My kids go through phases with peanut butter. Right now they are not really into it.
@laken02 (3068)
• United States
14 Sep 09
we always have peanut butter in our house, my kids like to eat peanut butter sandwiches and tomato soup. I like to just get me a spoonful of Peanut butter out and eat it.. peanut butter is good for you. and it taste so good.. there are so many things you can do with peanut butter.. I also like to put it between two vanilla waffer cookies.. makes a yummie treat.. :)
• United States
14 Sep 09
What isn't there to like about peanut butter? Kidding I know everyone has their own taste. I love peanut butter. It is very versatile. You can use it for dessert or dinner dishes (like thai dishes) or you can eat it straight. Plus, chocolate and peanut butter, to me, the best combination ever. It is a good source of protein and a natural healthy mono fats. Keep in mind I am talking about the peanut butter I buy which is 100% peanuts, nothing else, no added oils or sugar like the mainstream brands. Even brands like Skippy Naturals are not natural they add excess oils. Stick with the true natural brands that add nothing but peanuts. Sure you might have to stir it the first time and refrigerate it after you open it, but it is much healthier.
• United States
14 Sep 09
For me it is just about the flavor. That and it is an easy snack right out of the jar. It also has a good shelf life. For me it has nothing to do with it going good with jelly, as I very rarely have it with jelly. I always just like it on its own.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
14 Sep 09
I am personally a huge PB&J fan. Other than that, I'm not a fan of peanut butter -- at all! I cannot stand the taste of PB alone. But I can munch up about 3-4 PB&Js in one sitting. Strange, huh? I think people like the fact that it's a somewhat-healthy comfort food. Just my guess.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
I guess they taste good in everything, that's what with peanut butter!