On National Peanut Butter and Jelly day, survey reveals average American will eat nearly 3,000 PB&J sandwiches in their lifetime

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In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly day, a new survey reveals Americans will devour a whopping 2,984 PB&J sandwiches in their lifetime — that stacks up to be taller than the iconic Statue of Liberty.

According to a survey of 1,000 people from across the country by Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter, four years and two months is the average age when children first experience the wonderment of PB&J. And the passion doesn’t stop. The average adult consumes three PB&J sandwiches every month. Nearly half of Americans regularly eat PB&J sandwiches, according to the survey.

Fifty-three percent say exactly half peanut butter and half jelly is the perfect ratio for a sandwich. Fifty-nine percent prefer the creamy over crunchy texture of peanut butter. Grape flavored jelly makes for America’s favorite mix of PB&J.

“It’s interesting to see the love affair with PB&J continues,” says Brian Evangelista, Brand Manager, Peter Pan Peanut Butter.

“The ultimate debate in the peanut butter world is creamy versus crunchy, and we’re now able to unite creamy and crunchy fans nationwide with Peter Pan Simply Ground.”

And then there are those who skip the jelly all together. Sixty-one percent have eaten right out of the jar, and they typically do so in three spoonfuls during each sitting.

Thirty-six percent typically eat bananas with peanut butter. Others enjoy eating peanut butter with cookies, waffles, pancakes and ice-cream. One in seven add honey, and about one in twenty enjoy raisins, marshmallows, butter, and bacon in their PB&J.

 

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