The 9 way ultimate PBJ (PBJHMN) sandwich
Peanut butter and jelly is really not something I mess with. I might try a new flavored jam. Or I might mix it up with crunchy versus smooth. I may even cut a mass set of sandwiches into different shapes or use the peanut butter and jelly combination in a different dish (like for PBJ cupcakes).
I don’t really stray from just peanut butter and jelly together, though. You won’t see me adding bananas. And while honey works well with peanut butter, that’s an entirely different combo entirely….and it won’t be put on my bread and eaten as if it’s an alternative to PB&J.
I do find the above a bit interesting, but I don’t have much interest in eating it….especially since it seems to me like some of the sections have way too much spread (I’d cut that Nutella layer in half!).
Having a different taste for every bite is a cool idea….9 different combinations possible!
Jam + chunky peanut butter
Jam + Nutella
Jam + smooth peanut butter
Honey + chunky peanut butter
Honey + Nutella
Honey + smooth peanut butter
Marshmallow spread + chunky peanut butter
Marshmallow spread + Nutella
Marshmallow spread + smooth peanut butter
It’s the grey area that has me curious (disgusted?) though. What happens when you can’t get all of a particular combination into a single bite and the rest start mixing together?
What does chunky peanut butter, Nutella, honey, and jam end up tasting like? Or honey, marshmallow spread, and chunky peanut butter?
Maybe it’s amazing! Or maybe it’s an overload of sweet condiments that are better served in desserts than on bread.
Cheerios + Circus Peanuts = Lucky Charms? (Fun Facts about Food Friday)
Yep, that’s right.
Lucky Charms are actually the result of a challenge given to product developers back in 1962 to come up with a creative twist on one of their main cereals (either Cheerios or Wheaties). John Holahan came up with the idea of mixing circus peanuts with Cheerios. General Mills’ advertising company suggested marketing it around the idea of charm bracelets and voila, Lucky Charms were born!
Another fun fact is that the “cheerio” portion was not originally sugar coated, but it didn’t sell very well, so they tossed in more sugar and people suddenly loved it. It stayed the exact same way until 2005 when they released chocolate flavored ones and then later on, marshmallow treats.
Wasabi marshmallows and other quirky flavors
The Marshmallows Company was founded back in 2008….by a 5 year old. Obviously his parents helped, but it all started when he started learning to cook when he was 3…and by 5, he was setting up a “marshmallow stand” at a family party and selling them for $1 a bag. The rest is history!
As for the wasabi ones, I can’t seem to find where to buy them. It looks like maybe he used to create interesting flavored ones and now, he’s grown so big that he just sells certain basic flavors like vanilla. I like the idea in general, though, and because I can easily make my own marshmallows anyway, it got me to thinking about other flavors I could try out.