It’s funny how quickly life can get away with you. From a trade show in Minneapolis (In February, yes, that happened), to the kids, and getting Toastilla out to the masses, it’s been a busy month. One thing we hadn’t realized is how many food-inspired days of celebration hit the end of February. I don’t know if it’s because people are craving the fresh produce and picnics that are a baseball’s toss away, or if people are just tired of hiding the effects of winter hibernation under sweaters and coats.
So, today, we end with the last food celebration of the month – National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day – and is there a better one to celebrate? From PB&J to a spoonful of Jiff before bed, peanut butter is truly an American favorite. In fact, one of the first Toastillas we came up with was the Peanut Butter and Jelly Toastilla Pocket and it continues to be a favorite with everyone in our family.
Even though peanut butter is a beloved food around the world, believe it or not, there are people out there who fear peanut butter. Of course, nut allergies can be severe, so we’ll give that to about 1.5% of the country who suffer from this tragedy as having significant fear. But, have you ever heard of Archibutyrophobia? It’s the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth. Yep, that’s a real thing!
Still, for those of us who don’t have to worry about the effect of peanut butter on our lives we have a lot to be grateful for – Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, Reece’s Pieces, PB&J, and of course using our index finger to slide out the remainder of deliciousness in the jar of Skippy.
So, while we can’t get enough of the taste of peanut butter, around the Gallego house we also like to stretch our trivia. Here are a few fun facts about peanut butter.