Why Do Americans Love Peanut Butter?
When we think of America, we think of the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the land of the free and the home of…peanut butter!
Peanut butter is as American as Ballpark hotdogs, apple pie, and classic Coca-Cola.
First introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair, Americans have loved peanut butter ever since. Peanut butter was a vital source of protein for American soldiers in both World Wars. Early on it was used as a satisfying source of nutrition for America’s elderly population. But, American kids loved it, too! After all, didn’t we all grow up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (well, almost all of us)?!
Since most of the world’s peanuts are grown right here in the U.S., it is no wonder that this roasted little nut blended its way into our hearts. Even President Jimmy Carter was raised on a peanut farm!
Although peanut butter is as American as red, white and blue, there has been a shift in the peanut butter world. Peanuts now compete with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and seeds as other nut and seed butter combinations emerge. They are really only copying what the peanut started, but they will never steal the spotlight.
If you admit to being a true lover of peanut butter, you are not alone. If you hide your peanut butter jar so nobody else can eat it, you are still not alone. Us peanut butter lovers are out there saluting that tasty little nut while savoring its flavor. On a spoon or on a sandwich, it doesn’t matter—we love peanut butter! So, the real reason why Americans love peanut butter is simple. It is deliciously AWESOME!
And we might be a bit biased, but we think Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter is the the best!