Whether you are a fan of crunchy or creamy style, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day will give you a chance to sample some of your favorite peanut butter tastes. It’s celebrated on March 1.
Keep reading to learn some interesting facts about peanut butter, and ways to celebrate this nutty national day.
There’s also included a list of recipes that use peanut butter in them at the bottom of the page. Let us know in the comments if you try one of them!
Who doesn’t love the taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This creamy and nutty concoction is a favorite food around the world.
Peanut butter is such a popular food item. Did you know that there are many national days (and months) that celebrate the food?
- November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
- Peanut Butter Day is celebrated on January 24.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly day gets recognition on April 2.
- Peanut Butter Cookie Day is honored on June 12.
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate day is celebrated on July 23.
- We celebrate Peanut Butter Fudge Day on November 20.
And if that isn’t enough, peanut day is September 13 and peanut month is every March.
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Fun facts about peanut butter
If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you may be interested in these fun facts!
- When it comes to texture, men love the crunchy style the best, while women and children seem to prefer a creamy peanut butter.
- The average child will eat 1500 peanut butter sandwiches before they graduate from high school. Now that’s a real peanut butter lover!
- 75% of American homes have at least one jar of peanut butter in the pantry.
- The record for the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich is 1342 pounds. It was made in Grand Saline, T.X. in 2010.
- Peanuts are not actually nuts. They are a member of the legume family.
- Over 1% of Americans are allergic to peanuts so they can’t eat peanut butter.
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make one 12 oz jar of peanut butter.
- Two peanut farmers were elected president of the USA – Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson and Georgia’s Jimmy Carter.
- One of Bill Clinton’s favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and banana.
- East coast residents eat more creamy peanut butter and those on the West coast prefer crunchy peanut butter.
- Americans eat 3 pounds of peanut butter a person each year!
- The slang term for peanut butter in World War II was monkey butter.
- The Reese’s peanut butter cup was introduced in 1928.
How to celebrate Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
With so many people loving the taste of peanut butter, it stands to reason that they’ll be looking for a way to celebrate this day. Why not try one of these ways to honor this tasty day?
- Read the book Big Brother Peanut Butter to your child
- Make your own home made peanut butter. It’s easier than you might think. Just place peanuts in a food processor. Let it pulse for about 5 minutes and the peanuts will turn into a liquid peanut butter. You can add sugar, or honey and salt if you like and some chopped peanuts if you like it crunchy.
- Have a game night and play The Ideal Peanut Butter and Jelly Card Game.
- Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #peanutbutterloversday. Here is a tweet to get you started:
If you like to plan your activities for the whole month, be sure to print out my calendar of national days for March.
Recipes to share for National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
And of course, the best way to celebrate this day is to make some peanut butter recipes. Here are a few to try.
- Canadian Bacon Day – March 3
- Johnny Appleseed Day – March 11
- International Waffle Day – March 25
- National Chip and Dip Day – March 23
- National Artichoke Hearts Day
- List of all the National Food Days in March
Check back soon to see which new national day we are celebrating this week.
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