Early in his career, H.B. Reese, inventor of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, created two nearly identical candy bars. The "Lizzie Bar" was named after his oldest daughter and the "Johnny Bar" was named after his son. The only difference between the two was that the Johnny Bar had nuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._โ€ฆ
Peanut butter manufacturers fought a 12 year legal battle with the FDA over the minimum peanut content required to be legally labelled as "peanut butter". Anything under 90% peanuts must be labelled "peanut spread". atlasobscura.com/articlesโ€ฆ
Reeseโ€™s was sued by consumers in the Eastern District of New York for deceiving customers by allowing them to believe White Reeseโ€™s where white chocolate but they contain no cocoa butter, a required ingredient for chocolate. They are peanut butter in solidified milk cream. confectionerynews.com/Artโ€ฆ
A study found after a 90 min. workout, athletes who ate organic peanut butter, Clif Shot Bloks, Cytomax powder, PowerBars, & Gatorade showed no difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels compared to athletes who ate hotcakes, OJ, a hash brown, a hamburger, fries, & Coke. realclearscience.com/jourโ€ฆ
Some peanut butters contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. preventivevet.com/dogs/isโ€ฆ
Little Caesers signature Crazy Bread is just sliced pizza crust covered with butter and garlic. fabulesslyfrugal.com/reciโ€ฆ
Scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany have discovered that since peanut butter is so rich in carbon, it's possible to turn into diamonds. bbc.com/future/article/20โ€ฆ
In spite of $50 million in sales, the PB Max candy bar was discontinued in the 1990's because members of the Mars family didn't like peanut butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PB_โ€ฆ
Today I learned about a vigilante from the 1970s who called himself captain sticky. He was a peanut butter and jelly themed crime fighter who had a car that squirted PB&J from the front that he would use to stop kids from stealing hub caps and making graffiti. He later started targeting shady businesses. nightflight.com/meet-captโ€ฆ
The average American will eat 2984 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the course of their lifetime! Stacked together, that is taller then the Statue of Liberty! nydailynews.com/life-stylโ€ฆ
For color blind people peanut butter looks green instead of brown enchroma.com/blogs/beyondโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Ben & Jerry's-inspired porn parody series called "Ben & Cherry's". Ben & Jerry's sued for trademark infringement, and a federal judge ordered 10 Ben & Cherry's porn titles removed, including "Boston Cream Thighs" & "Peanut Butter D-Cups". latimes.com/business/la-fโ€ฆ
Elvis Presley flew from Memphis to Colorado to eat a deep fried sandwich which consisted of a whole loaf of Italian bread, a whole jar of jelly, a whole jar of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. https://www.westword.com/music/did-you-know-elvis-presley-once-flew-all-the-way-to-denver-in-p westword.com/music/did-yoโ€ฆ
Butter chicken was developed in the 1950s by three Punjabi restaurateurs who made it "by chance" by mixing the leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, rich in butter and cream. The dish is India's most popular curry, not only domestically but also globally en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
Sticks of butter come in two different shapes in the US based on which coast you are on. marketplace.org/2014/10/3โ€ฆ
Today I learned the creator of Peanut Butter Jelly Time made another song called Milk & Cookies youtu.be/BXokI2SHy1M
The peanut butter jelly time guy died in a police shootout and was relatives with Snoop Dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucโ€ฆ
Chinese government officials had failed to stop suicide attempts on a Guangzhou bridge by stationing guards at each end and putting up special fences. What finally worked was slathering butter on all climbable parts of the 1,000 ft. long steel bridge. en.people.cn/90001/90782/โ€ฆ
Toasts with butter factually tend to fall on the buttery side due to a combination of aerodynamics, inertia, and gyroscopic effects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, jelly, and bacon on french bread messynessychic.com/2015/0โ€ฆ
One night at a hockey game in Canada, everyone was given a jar of peanut butter. After the home team blew an early lead and lost, the crowd started throwing the jars on the ice in frustration. One person didnโ€™t throw far enough and hit someone else, and was charged with assault with a weapon. canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/docโ€ฆ
Baking soda and vitamins B1 and B9 (found notably in butter and some fishes) are some treatments for alcohol poisoning. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2โ€ฆ
Peanut butter was originally created for people in health spas and sanitariums as a protein rich food that didn't require chewing. Rich visitors popularized it amongst their friends and it was initially seen as luxury food. newyorker.com/books/page-โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a 1960's "Panic" that teens were getting high off Peanut Butter and Mayo hoaxes.org/weblog/commentโ€ฆ
Butter is yellow because of its natural Vitamin A (source: 2015, HowItsMade) youtu.be/nzRfGc2z7U8?t=22โ€ฆ
What a lamington is - it's an Australian dessert made from either butter cake or sponge cake with chocolate and coconut flakes, and it is served especially on Australian holidays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamโ€ฆ
Act II popcorn was preceded by Act I, an early form of the same product that needed to be stored in the fridge because it contained real butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actโ€ฆ
Toffee is produced by heating a mixture of sugar and butter until it reaches the "hard crack" stage between 146 and 154 ยฐC during which it begins to caramelize and become brittle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofโ€ฆ
The U.S. government used to buy the dairy industryโ€™s excess cheese and butter in order to maintain the industry as a vital national resource. At its peak in 1983, the stockpile of excess milk fat, stored in cool caves in Missouri, grew to a value of more than $4 billion. nytimes.com/2010/11/07/usโ€ฆ
The original Ketogenic diet called for 90% of calories from fat. That means bacon or full-fat cheese would need to be mixed with roughly equal amounts of butter to make Keto meals. charliefoundation.org/claโ€ฆ
Butter sticks are differently shaped and packaged differently depending on whether you live east or west of the Rocky Mountains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
Butter is frequently dyed to give it a more appetizing shade of yellow than it naturally possesses. nationalgeographic.com/cuโ€ฆ
Dan Frost, a German man, discovered a way to turn peanut butter into diamonds by extracting the oxygen from the C02 leaving behind carbon that, under intense pressure, forms diamonds popularmechanics.com/scieโ€ฆ
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time dies in an 11 hour standoff during which time his brother in law, Snoop Dogg, attempted to calm him down and for him to surrender. wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckwhโ€ฆ
Orange cheese is fake. Long ago, cowโ€™s cheese had a natural yellowish tint (a mark of quality) from the beta-carotene in their diet. Cheesemakers then started skimming the cream (the color source) for butter, while adding coloring to make their cheese look high quality. This is still done today. npr.org/sections/thesalt/โ€ฆ
Steph Curry, the star of the Golden State Warriors in 2015 fought against the removal of Peanut Butter & Jelly from the Warriors' diet after they had won the NBA championship. He said "Just the fact that it wasn't there shook me a little". And after a few months, they won - PB&J was back. blog.factor75.com/pregameโ€ฆ
Butter looks different and is packaged differently depending on which region of the USA it's made in. myrecipes.com/extracrispyโ€ฆ
The Great Gama was Undefeated Wrestler in a career spanning more than 52 years & Bruce Lee was an avid follower of of his training routine. His Daily Diet & Training included 10 liters of milk, 5 pounds almond, Six pounds butter, Three buckets fruits, 5k Squats, 3k Pushups. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
Alcatraz had some of the best food in the federal prison system including chili dogs, butter-drenched potatoes, pork chops, biscuits and gravy & banana pudding because the warden believed โ€œmost trouble in prison is caused by bad food.โ€ The prison staff ate the same food as the prisoners. bonappetit.com/entertainiโ€ฆ
A popular superstition behind the name butterfly is that witches took on the shape of the โ€˜butterflyโ€™ and then stole milk and butter blog.oup.com/2007/08/buttโ€ฆ
In 2011 Norway suffered from a butter panic that lead to prices for a small tub of butter to reach $50 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norโ€ฆ
In 1902, due to pressure from the butter industry, the U.S. government made it illegal to put yellow food coloring into margarine. This caused annual margarine consumption to drop from 54k tons to 22k tons due to the unappetizing stark white color of undyed margarine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
George Washington Carver was a crocheter as well as the man behind peanut butter. It's a couple of minutes into this video archived by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). youtube.com/watch?v=5_yn6โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Caroline Shawk, the inventor of modern butter sculpture. She couldn't afford marble, so she started making butter sculptures to raise money at local fairs. Her butter sculpture became a runaway hit at Centennial exhibition, which allowed her to open her own studio and work with marble. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carโ€ฆ
During the Norwegian Butter Crisis of 2011, two Swedes were arrested for illegally smuggling more than 250kg of butter into the country. The police destroyed the confiscated illegal butter. telegraph.co.uk/news/worlโ€ฆ
Scientists aren't just working on lab-grown meat, but lab-grown milk as well, which will yield vegan-friendly cheese, butter, and ice cream, and also reduce the carbon footprint of the dairy industry. theguardian.com/environmeโ€ฆ
Marketing has promulgated the idea that coconut oil is a healthy food. In fact, studies have found that coconut oil consumption has health effects similar to those of other unhealthy fats, including butter, beef fat, and palm oil, and many health organizations advise against its consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocโ€ฆ
In the 1980s, the US bought surplus cheese and butter to help maintain the industry. In 1981, President Reagan released 30 million pound of cheese from the stockpile. In 1983, government cheese was distributed to the under-privileged mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
In 1776, The Butter Rebellion was the first recorded Harvard student protest in the United States. Because of preceding the American Revolution, economic difficulties made the acquisition of fresh food difficult at Harvard. A satirical account was written in a biblical style. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
In a regular-sized 16-ounce jar of peanut butter, the FDA will allow up to 136 insect fragments and four rodent hairs. menshealth.com/health/g19โ€ฆ
Smen is North African salted fermented butter that farmers in Southern Morocco will sometimes bury in the ground on their daughter's birth date and age it until the day that daughter gets married, where they will unearth and use it to season the food served on her wedding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smeโ€ฆ
While George Washington Carver is often credited with inventing peanut butter, the foodstuff is actually much older. It was used by ancient Incas and Aztecs. The earliest patent for a peanut paste product went to a Canadian (Marcellus Gilmore Edson) in 1884. nationalpeanutboard.org/pโ€ฆ
In the 1870s margarine, the economical rival to butter, was mandated in New Hampshire to be dyed pink in order to help dairy farmers. The reasoning: nobody would buy pink margarine. smithsonianmag.com/smart-โ€ฆ
Anti-margarine Senator Gordon Roselip incorrectly identified margarine as butter in a blind taste test. His wife later confessed that she had been feeding him margarine and telling him that it was butter. nationalgeographic.com/peโ€ฆ
Spicy Peanut Butter in Haiti is know as Mamba and it has played a role in tackling child malnourishment in Haiti food52.com/blog/20525-howโ€ฆ
You should never put butter on a burn. Burns need to be cooled as soon as possible, and butter slows the release of heat from the skin uamshealth.com/healthlibrโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Fairy bread. It is sliced white bread spread with margarine or butter and covered with sprinkles. It's mainly eaten by children during parties in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faiโ€ฆ
Butter sold on the West Coast of the US is sold in shorter, fatter sticks than the long and skinny versions sold on the East Coast. Both sizes are of 4oz of butter. businessinsider.com/why-sโ€ฆ
Peanut butter was originally invented as a substitute for people who couldn't eat meat because of how bad their teeth were nationalpeanutboard.org/pโ€ฆ
Today I learned of butter mountain, a storage of surplus butter in Europe that started in the 1970s, when farmers were producing more dairy than was purchased at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
Contrary to American belief, peanut butter is a Canadian invention with roots with the Aztecs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaโ€ฆ
The word "scotch" in hopscotch and butterscotch comes from the old French word "escocher", meaning to cut. In hopscotch we hop over "cuts" in the ground (it is an ancient game); butterscotch is a sheet of hard butter candy "scotched" into smaller pieces; it also led to the word "scratch" albany.edu/~sw7656/
Reese's peanut butter cups were also originally called "penny cups" since they cost just one cent each when Harry Burnett Reese first started selling them in 1928. The penny cups were so successful that Reese was able to sell them in 5-pound boxes to local retailers. businessinsider.com/the-fโ€ฆ
Elvis Presley once flew from Graceland to Denver and back in one night just for a sandwich. 'The Fool's Gold Loaf' is a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with peanut butter, jelly, and a pound of bacon. It has an estimated 8,000 calories en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fooโ€ฆ
There is a grocery store named "Thanksgiving" in Paris that sells U.S. "cuisine" like Pop-Tarts, Heinz ketchup, and Skippy peanut butter to homesick ex-pats. atlasobscura.com/places/tโ€ฆ
George Washington Carver did NOT invent Peanut Butter. It was actually patented by Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada. nationalpeanutboard.org/pโ€ฆ
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time died in an 11 hour police standoff during which time his brother-in-law Snoop Dogg attempted to calm him down and surrender lasvegassun.com/news/2002โ€ฆ
Today I learned of pro-butter Senator Gordon Roselip. In a 1955 Wisconsin senatorial blind taste test Roselip preferred margarine, insisting it was butter. It later transpired that Roselipโ€™s wife, worried about his heart, had for years been substituting yellow margarine for butter at the Senatorโ€™s dinner table. theplate.nationalgeographโ€ฆ
Peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches were a thing and at one point as popular as pb&j. They were created during the Great Depression as a cheap protein rich alternative to meat which became too expensive at the time for most people. atlasobscura.com/foods/peโ€ฆ
White chocolate is white because it doesnt contain cocoa solids. Instead it is made from cocoa butter (the fatty part). As a result, one can tell that the more yellowy white chocolate is actually better quality than the white chocolate. culinarylore.com/specialtโ€ฆ
George Washington Carver did *not* invent Peanut Butter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoโ€ฆ
In 2009 the largest food recall in the US took place after hundreds of people got salmonella from peanut butter made in a dirty factory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaโ€ฆ
Scientists have found a way to make diamonds out of high carbon peanut butter. bbc.com/future/story/2014โ€ฆ
Scientists can turn peanut butter into diamonds news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_neโ€ฆ
Mars Corporation discontinued a candy bar with $50m in sales because the Mars family did not like peanut butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PB_โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a "fools gold loaf" a sandwich made by the Colorado Mine Company restaurant in Denver, which consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with the contents of one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly and a pound of bacon. Elvis Presley reportedly loved them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fooโ€ฆ
"butter and fortified margarine" was a food group from 1943 - 1956 according to the USDA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
"butter eater" used to be a terrible insult as only barbarians ate butter in ancient times atlasobscura.com/articlesโ€ฆ
The world largest omelette was made in Portugal in 2012. It took 55 people 6 hours to make, and weighed 6.466 tonnes(14,225lbs). It consisted of 145,000 eggs, 880lbs of oil, and 220lbs of butter. guinnessworldrecords.com/โ€ฆ
Spielberg offered M&Ms a spot in E.T. as the alienโ€™s favorite snack, but the company refused, thinking the movie would bomb and wouldnโ€™t carry their product. So he instead offered the spot to the then unknown Reeseโ€™s Peanut-butter Cups, and the candy became the snack we all know and love culinarylore.com/food-hisโ€ฆ
The singer of Peanut Butter Jelly Time passed away during an eleven-hour standoff with police even after Snoop Dogg his brother-in-law tried to convince him to surrender. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucโ€ฆ
Butter has 11x the energy density of TNT. muller.lbl.gov/teaching/Pโ€ฆ
Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back one night just to pick up a Fool's Gold Loaf: an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fooโ€ฆ
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups sizes not only change with packaging, but also with country, specifically Canadian cups being smaller and also being called "Reese Peanut Butter Cups." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeโ€ฆ
Jams are made from fruit, while jellies are made from juice. Preserves have chunks of fruit, conserves have dried fruit or nuts, and marmalades have peel and pulp. Fruit butters are slow cooked to a smooth consistency. seriouseats.com/2014/08/dโ€ฆ
H.B. Reese, founder of the Reese Peanut Butter Cup, had several candy making jobs with both with Hershey and on his own to provide for his 16 kids. He made chocolate covered almonds & raisins, peppermints, and chocolate covered honeydew melon before striking it big with the Peanut Butter Cup. atlasobscura.com/articlesโ€ฆ
The Cantonese word for avocado translates to Butter Fruit cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dicโ€ฆ
The east and west US use different sized sticks of butter marketplace.org/2014/10/3โ€ฆ
80 percent of the peanut butter sold in the U.S. is creamy; only 17 percent is crunchy. cupblog.org/?p=8546
Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease may lose the ability to smell peanut butter. The "Peanut Butter Test" may offer an early indication of the disease. health.clevelandclinic.orโ€ฆ
One night, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back just to buy a Fool's Gold Loaf - an 8,000 calorie sandwich made from a hollowed out load of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jam and a pound of bacon. messynessychic.com/2015/0โ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Norwegian Butter Crisis in 2011, where there was so little butter a single 250 gram pack could go for $50, and people were arrested for smuggling it into the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norโ€ฆ
Reese's Hearts have the highest percentage of peanut butter per cup. eonline.com/news/643882/wโ€ฆ
Vatican City's main imports include Petroleum; Medication; Human Blood; Hard Liquor; Rolled Tobacco; Vacuum Cleaners and Butter. atlas.media.mit.edu/en/prโ€ฆ
Butterscotch is made with butter and brown sugar. Toffee is made with the same ingredients, but cooked longer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butโ€ฆ
The name for the two different shaped butter sticks in the US. The long/skinny Eastern version are called Elgins; the short/fat ones are Western Stubbies. thekitchn.com/whats-the-dโ€ฆ
In 2012 a 20 year-old Canadian woman with a nut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend shortly after he ate a peanut butter sandwich. independent.co.uk/news/woโ€ฆ
A patent is pending on a "Jar with a Twist" -- a container for dispensing peanut butter and other similar products -- that has a rotating bottom which functions similar to a deodorant stick to bring the contents of the jar up towards the top for easier access. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarโ€ฆ

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