Who Invented Peanut Butter And Jelly?

While working the peanut butter off the roof of your mouth, have you ever wondered who came up with the PB&J? The staple sandwich of childhood hasn't been around as long as you think. It's actually a more recent invention.

The first references were found in an issue of Boston Cooking School magazine dating back to 1901, where Julia Davis Chandler describes her creation, "so far as I know, original."

Peanut paste, as it was called then, wasn't that great until Joseph Rosefield developed a way to keep it from separating. He called it Skippy.

And even though jellies and jams had been around for a long time, World War II brought the dish to mass appeal, as soldiers enjoyed a bite for an energy boost.

Scott Rusk

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