National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is observed next on Friday, March 1st, 2024 (9 days from today).

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Peanut butter is a wonderful food, and on March 1st every year, we will celebrate that perfection food with National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day. Peanut butter's great performance as a food comes from its versatility: it can be crunchy and it can be smooth; it's healthy but addictive. It can be sweet but salty. We love peanut butter and would like to use them for all meals such as peanut butter toast, peanut sauce, and peanut butter ice cream for dessert. I might like this more than we do. How about celebrating peanut butter in your life?

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day’s history

National Peanut Butter Lovers Day is dedicated to peanut butter and everyone who loves it. Peanut butter is a blend of shelled peanuts, vegetable oil (usually hydrogenated) and a pinch of salt. Additives are often added to keep the oil from separating and make the peanut butter softer; Sugar is also often added. However, natural peanut butter contains only peanuts and an oil, usually peanut oil. Natural peanut butter must be refrigerated after opening and can be kept for about six months. Other peanut butters do not need to be refrigerated and can also be kept for about six months. Peanut butter is sold as smooth or chewy, smooth being the most common. A lot of peanuts are used to make a peanut butter jar of about 850 peanuts for an 18-ounce jar! The reduced-fat version has only 60% peanuts like the regular one, replaced with maltodextrin and soy protein. The number of calories is the same, but just less fat. Besides being rich in fat, peanut butter also contains a good amount of iron, niacin, and protein. There are so many people who love peanut butter that more than half of all peanut plants are used to make peanut butter.

Peanut butter was founded in 1890 by a St. Louis, as a protein substitute for people with poor teeth. George A. Bayle Jr. mechanized the work and started selling it. In 1903, a patent was awarded to Ambrose W. Straub for a peanut butter making machine. At the World's Fair St. Louis in 1904, also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, peanut butter was touted as a health food. In 1922, L. Rosefield of the Rosefield Packing Company of Alameda, California, found a way to prevent separation and spoilage of peanut butter. He started marketing his product as Skippy in 1932. Bread slices were invented in 1928. It was around the early 1930s when peanut butter became a favorite bread spread, especially especially with children, and began to be combined with grape jelly to make peanut butter and jelly—or PB&J—sandwiches.

What do you do in National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

  • Hold an Elvis Presley-themed peanut butter party

Elvis was the original peanut butter lover, so let's celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day by throwing in a mouthwatering treat complete with The King's greatest hit and awesome recipe. His best: Fool's Gold Loaf, consisting of an entire loaf of Italian bread, stuffed with a jar of peanut butter, a jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon.

  • Invite friends over for a pot of peanut butter

Experience the full range of flavors that complement peanut butter by making a dish with your friends each. There are some choices such as peanut soup, peanut noodles, peanut sauce chicken satay, homemade peanut butter cup; homemade peanut butter ice cream, and homemade peanut butter!

  • Make it peanut butter jelly time

Choose a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, and a jelly of your choice and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for everyone in your office or classroom. Pile them high on a plate, stuff them in a plastic bag, or to enjoy the nostalgia, cut them up and wrap them in wax paper.


National Peanut Butter Lover's Day has been observed annually on March 1st.


Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Saturday, March 1st, 2025

Sunday, March 1st, 2026

Also on Friday, March 1st, 2024

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