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Peanut Butter and Jam (Jelly) Sandwich.

Is there an upper age limit, after which, peanut butter and jam (jelly) sandwiches are no longer legally allowed to be eaten and enjoyed?

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  1. No, legally or otherwise. How could eating a sandwich be against the law? <Wink>

      1. No! sharebear said, with a mouth full of peanut butter and jelly.

        1. Lets hope not! Or a glass of ice cold whole milk to go with.

            1. Nope!

              And FYI, I make my own jams, and just got a glowing report on a peanut butter and blueberry jam sandwich, from someone older than the POTUS : )

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              1. re: happybaker

                Ive found that PB and blueberry jam= good. PB and ginger lemon blueberry jam= not good. Since I am now rationing my homemade jams it was painful to toss that sandwich. But man it was bad.

                1. re: viperlush

                  I need to find blueberry jam. That is one I have yet to indulge in.

                  1. re: MamasCooking

                    Trader Joe's has a good blueberry preserve - no longer under their own brand name but in an octagonal jar, alongside raspberry, apricot, strawberry, and other flavors. The raspberry is topnotch, too.

                  2. re: viperlush

                    I wonder... would it be better with almond butter instead of PB? Especially an almond butter with a touch of honey?

                    1. re: PinkLynx

                      I'm not sure. Not really a fan of almond butter. And when I eat cashew butter a prefer it alone without jam or fruit.

                2. would eating chips with the pb&j sandwich put me beyond the pale?

                    1. After being BFF with PBandJ for the first 17yrs of my life we needed some time apart to try new things and see the world (hello almond butter! Hazelnut butter! With thin sliced apple in a sandwich!)
                      But a few years later we reconciled and realized it was ok if we weren't monogamous like we were in the beginning years together. We're happy again, have been for many years, and appreciate the familiarity at least once a week now.
                      Mom's ollaliberry jam is in the fridge and there are a few too many nut butter options in the cupboard.

                        1. It is indexed to 101% of the age of the oldest living human. I'd like mine with crunchy peanut butter and currant jelly on white toast, please.

                          1. Of course not. Jif creamy and grape jelly on white bread. With regular salty Lay's chips on the side. Yum.

                            1. If you find that you're forced to eat PB&J on WHEAT bread,
                              then that might be the time to call it quits.

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                              1. re: Cheese Boy

                                No! PB&BlueberryJ on toasted wheat is fantastic!

                                1. re: Cheese Boy

                                  The bagel shop near me in nyc has these wonderful pumpernickle bagels that are wonderful with pb and j.......

                                2. No, although side excursions into PB and mango chutney are allowed, especially on sturdy bread that stands up to toting on transoceanic flights and subsequent train journeys.

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                                  1. I'd like to try peanut butter and persimmon jam on brioche. May one of the burgeoning K-towns could help out...

                                    1. Not PB and J but, just "noshed" on a tbls of PB mixed with a liberal helping of chocolate chips all at the age of 55! :)

                                      1. I had my first PB&J sandwich at the age of 61. Out doing errands and spied a stack of them in my local co-op. Organic peanut butter, organic strawberry jam on wheat. Needing a portable breakfast, I bought one. It was OK. I'm afraid if I tried a "real" one (commercial white bread, Jif and grape jelly) I might like it too much.

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                                        1. re: Pwmfan

                                          A Smucker's brand Uncrustables might be a good way to start.
                                          Then ease your way from there.

                                        2. This thread inspired me to have one for breakfast today.

                                          1. A big fan of PB&J. Also a big fan of PB&S....and Steen's Cane Syrup. WARNING!!! ~~~ It can be habit forming!

                                            1. I've been making my own jam for 30+ years. It's excellent w/ PB. I strongly recommend the Plum Jam recipe from the Ball Blue Book. It's killer.

                                              1. My parents were both Germans, born over 100 yrs ago, who did not come to America until they were adults. So peanut butter and jelly was not part of my childhood. My mother would not have considered a vegetarian sandwich to be proper. She discovered PB when she was in her eighties, and often had it on Rubschlager Vollkornbrot
                                                as breakfast. Never with jam or jelly, though.

                                                I like it on oatmeal or whole grain bread, with blueberry preserves, currant jelly, or Damson plum jam. Still, since I was not raised with it, I don't often have a PB sandwich as a meal. Usually only in summer, when it's too hot to think about cooking, or animal-based food. At other times, as an occasional snack if hungry late at night.

                                                1. I'm probably the only one who loves his pb(peanuts and salt only)&j with a schmear. The only alternative to pb is cashew butter.

                                                    1. I certainly hope not! I don't indulge as much as I used to, my sweet tooth having apparently been one of the several I've lost, but I do want some jam or jelly as the first layer on my peanut-butter toast.

                                                      Back when I was frequently packing a PB&J for my lunch, I discovered that crunchy PB, strawberry preserves and honey-wheatberry bread not only made a delicious sandwich, but tended to leave "reminders" that I could retrieve through the afternoon … but that was almost fifty years ago!

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                                                      1. re: Will Owen

                                                        Ah, yes, the wheatberry bread. That was what I used in the PB/mango pairing. Thanks!

                                                      2. never...they are a forever food

                                                        1. I do not believe so, but its definitely okay to expand from the childhood palate (Goober grape on wonder bread-still a great way to enjoy)... to now I mostly enjoy on gluten free waffles with crunch pb (sometimes almond butter, cookie butter, or hazelnut spread) with organic preserves ( or creamed honey or coconut butter).

                                                          I'm definitely trying the mango chutney...

                                                          1. No age restrictions!

                                                            1. They shouldn't be wasted on the young, they can't appreciate the finer subtleties of a well constructed PB&J.

                                                              I never ate them much as a kid, but now that I've just finished my first half century I have come to really enjoy them for dessert the past few months. Practically a craving at times. My preserve collection has increased to around a dozen types at any time in the fridge.

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                                                              1. re: JMF

                                                                Oh, and my favorite preserves for a PB&J are apricot, peach, or hot pepper; and I like creamy, not crunchy PB, and J. J. Cassone of New York old fashioned, sliced, Italian bread.

                                                                1. re: JMF

                                                                  + on the creamy pb. Chunky/crunchy ruins pb for me.

                                                                  Blueberry is my favorite. Then blackberry, raspberry. No peach or grape for me. Strawberry in a pinch.

                                                              2. My better half eats PB & J with sliced bread and butter pickles on it. I have tried it, not bad, but I'll just stick with a variety of jellies, grape, strawberry or blackberry.

                                                                1. TJ's sunflower seed butter is pretty good. It's not overly sweet, has a great sunflower taste, but it's slightly "runny". It makes for a good PB alternative though.

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                                                                  1. I hope not! Kids ate all the leftovers for breakfast so my lunch today is a ciabatta roll, toasted, with PB and blueberry jam.

                                                                    1. Only we grown-ups get to also have the PB&J drink: Frangelico with Chambord. Wish Frangelico came in extra crunchy.

                                                                      1. Not at all a timeless classic.

                                                                        1. Y'all a bad influence...PB and rhubarb preserves on the aforementioned wheatberry bread. Next up: with mostardo chopped up.

                                                                          1. absolutely not.
                                                                            unsalted butter, crunchy peanut butter, and Knotts Boysenberrry on whole wheat.

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                                                                            1. Ha! We were living in England this last year, and at our 7-year-old's birthday party, we suggested peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and the bookstore hosting the party said, "Peanut butter WITH jelly?!" in this confused tone. PBJ is a properly American thing. Especially with American peanut butter that has all the sugar in it.

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                                                                              1. re: catchick

                                                                                Remember that "jelly" there is a gelatin dessert like Jell-O. You gotta call it jam. Funny - I learned that at a Brit expat's kid's 6th birthday when they talked about "jelly" in a trifle.

                                                                              2. Only illegal if it's Welch's grape jelly and on Wonder bread. Good news is that you'll only be charged as a minor.

                                                                                1. If so, they're coming to take me away!
                                                                                  I did graduate to making my PB&J with very crunchy, non-sweetened natural peanut butter, some kind of not-so-sweet preserves (lingonberry/ damson plum or the like) and nutty wheat bread, toasted so it makes the PB a little warm and runny. Oh, god. I'm out of bread.

                                                                                  1. 13,214years old. Long before then, you'll learn to become "sophisticated" and try:

                                                                                    PB and Honey.especially on a an Eng Muffin
                                                                                    PB, Bacon (and maybe honey) on a soft roll
                                                                                    PB, lots of butter, blueberry jam on damn near anything