In honor of National Peanut Butter Month (happening all March long), chew on this fun trivia about the sticky sandwich filling.
Americans got stuck on Peanut Butter in the year 1904. That year, a concessionaire named C.H. Sumner made $705 hawking a batch at the St. Louis World’s fair, and the brand Beech Nut began stocking the product in stores nationwide. Kids (and jelly jars) have been smitten ever since. (According to the National Peanut Butter Board, the average American child will eat 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before he or she graduates high school.)
In honor of National Peanut Butter Month, whip up a peanut butter treat (like this peanut butter pie), invest in a new jar (we’ve got the best natural ones right here), and pick up Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, by Jon Krampner—a fun and fascinating new read perfect for the month.