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Poll: PB&J [UPDATED]

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 10 years ago

User Journal 109

The order of a PB&J is important. So which do you do first:
A.) Spread on the Jelly THEN the PeanutButter
B.) Spread on the PeanutButter THEN the Jelly
C.*) Make some random comment about ExtraCrunchy vs Smooth PeanutButter or Jam vs Jelly and not even answer the damn poll
D.) I am from Australia and we eat tar...err... vegemite on our bread!
E.*) This is too us centric...blah blah blah... damn foreigners...The order of a PB&J is important. So which do you do first:
A.) Spread on the Jelly THEN the PeanutButter
B.) Spread on the PeanutButter THEN the Jelly
C.*) Make some random comment about ExtraCrunchy vs Smooth PeanutButter or Jam vs Jelly and not even answer the damn poll
D.) I am from Australia and we eat tar...err... vegemite on our bread!
E.*) This is too us centric...blah blah blah... damn foreigners...

F.*) I don't like PB&J and I'm going to whine about it :-P

* - Since Em is gone, probably having a wonderful time and being in a great mood cause he's getting married and such, I figured I have to make up for it and give the poll a little attitude.

Yeah, the poll sucks... I wish he was back, too :-P

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F) (1)

blinder (153117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7171957)

F, I hate PB you insensitive clod?

Re:F) (1)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172021)

that makes two of us. I prefer ham&cheese myself.

allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172819)

Mine is more like... find peanut butter and jelly that i can have... consider rice bread... consider tapioca starch bread... consider corn tortilla... sit down dejectedly with peanut butter jar, jam jar, and a spoon.

*sigh* If i could have bread, i could have a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk again... if i could have milk... *grin*

Sol

Re:allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173112)

Are you allergic to bread or is that some weird Atkins diet type thing?

In response to the poll:
I haven't had a PB&J in so long I don't really remember what they taste like. So, F?

celiac, actually (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173369)

no gluten. No wheat barley rye amaranth wild rice and no oats either, mainly because other large peptide chains can also cause reactions.

*sigh* /passes you the jar of peanut butter and a spoon

sol

Re:celiac, actually (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173458)

Can you eat grapes? It appears that I am a lonesome practitioner of the fine art of dipping grapes in peanut butter.

And I will not stop evangelizing until you all try this at least once!

Re:celiac, actually (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174090)

considering I hate grapes, and I hate grape jelly on my pb&j, you might spend the rest of your life evangelizing, because I will *not* try it.

Evar.

Seriously.

Unless my wife asked me to.

Re:celiac, actually (1)

Empty_One (90408) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179858)

It appears that I am a lonesome practitioner of the fine art of dipping grapes in peanut butter.

What kind of grapes, green , red, or purple?

I have to say, I never even considered the combonation. Now PB and Bananas, that's good eatin'

Re:celiac, actually (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173634)

I have very select knowledge. What the hell is celiac? And a peptide chain?

Unless it's physics, math, computers or history I Don't Know Shit(tm).

Re:celiac, actually (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173656)

Basically, there are proteins in grains that he can't break down. Not sure of the ultimate effects, but I've heard they can be pretty nasty. One unmentioned side effect is that beer is verboten. Lots of posts on rec.arts.brewing about making a gluten free beer.

Re:celiac, actually (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173959)

No beer? That is bad... I thought proteins naturally broke down though? Are there any side-effects from a lack of the proteins? I thought that bread (wheat/barley/rye) was fairly necessary for the body.

solemndragon's a she (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174818)

*grin* and celiac works this way- the body mistakes the large protein block (gluten) for an invading organism, and promptly lets loose a flood of the usual killer cells. Since there is no actual invader, the body's immune system attacks the body, in various icky ways but including flattening the intestinal villi- those little frondlike bits that allow you to absorb your food. Hence, no digestion, and add into that the fact that while you're immune system's preoccupied, everything else can attack you with impunity.

Solution? No gluten. No beer, no bread, no pasta, no whiskey, no additives that involve wheat in the processing, and nothing that doesn't have all the ingredients listed. ('colouring' and 'flavouring' are not specific enough.) So that rules out lots of things. Would you believe i had my first (and last) guinness JUST before the diagnosis got handed down?

On the bright side, i'm back above 100 pounds, and haven't had the flu in a month! so i'm way healthier than i was!!

Long term, yes, there are problems without the grains. I can have rice, corn, quinoa. I stand to be in trouble with someo of the GM corn out there, so i have to write to companies and ask them where they get their corn. I'm the reason for labelling GM crops- the wrong protein blocks, and my symptoms come out of remission, and can trigger other autoimmune issues such as lupus, or even other issues, like seizures. I have to be careful not to end up with gout. I also have to be careful because i have a 40X greater chance of developing non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

And i really miss complex carbohydrates- the quinoa helps, but it ain't bread!!!

sol

Re:solemndragon's a she (1)

sparky4 (695739) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175018)

I use Millet bread for my Pb and J, toasted first - only way to eat Pb and J - Pb on slice and J on the other... then put them together sticky sides in ( if sticky side is out it is rather messy ). I have been making up for lost time and have eaten said sandwiches for breakfast for the last 4 days. yummm !

sol, I have found a Hot Chocolate mix that is safe for ' coeliacs' by Green & Black's... and does not have the milk solids in it either. Rather tasty, specially when made with Hazelnut milk or Almond milk. I will be making the gluten free funnel cake soon, probably Halloween time.

anyone who cuts the crust off of the bread is a wimp.

Re:solemndragon's a she (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175090)

George said, "he" -- I didn't say it.

Solution? No gluten. No beer, no bread, no pasta, no whiskey, no additives that involve wheat in the processing, and nothing that doesn't have all the ingredients listed. ('colouring' and 'flavouring' are not specific enough.) So that rules out lots of things. Would you believe i had my first (and last) guinness JUST before the diagnosis got handed down?

Damn. Damn damn damn. Not having a good porter or stout is a hell I don't want to imagine.

On the bright side, i'm back above 100 pounds, and haven't had the flu in a month! so i'm way healthier than i was!!

I hope you are under 5'3. But congratulations on a month without being sick. You should get one of those signs seen in factories, "[ 1 ] Month without Illness!"

I'm the reason for labelling GM crops- the wrong protein blocks, and my symptoms come out of remission, and can trigger other autoimmune issues such as lupus, or even other issues, like seizures. I have to be careful not to end up with gout. I also have to be careful because i have a 40X greater chance of developing non-hodgkin's lymphoma.

Ok, now I feel bad. I always call people who make a big deal of the non-GM crops a bunch of tree hugging hippie mutherfuckers who need a dose of reality because the food doesn't just "taste better." So, you validated that. Now I just think everybody else is silly for spending more for the non-GM food that doesn't do it for valid health reasons.

That really sucks about the long-term effects. I thought I got dicked by being allergic to formaldehyde. My condolences.

Re:solemndragon's a she (1)

linzeal (197905) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175388)

I had a friend with this and he became the unparalleled master of working with rice esp fried rice. MMMMM, that's what I'm going to make for lunch.

Re:solemndragon's a she (1)

Red Warrior (637634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179295)

Would you believe i had my first (and last) guinness JUST before the diagnosis got handed down?

Sigh. To have loved and lost, and all that.

Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!! (1)

arb (452787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179302)

no whiskey

OMG! I wouldn't be able to survive!

Re:celiac, actually (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175589)

The proteins only break down in the presence of the correct enzyme. Each protein has an enzyme whose job is to break it down. IIRC, those with celiac disease don't produce the enzyme necessary to break down the protein. It's not all proteins, BTW, just certain ones.

I'm not sure how the amino acids (what's left of the protein following breakdown, and what the body uses more directly than the protein) from bread are used. No idea if they can be replaced with other stuff. Excellent link [celiac.org] about the disease. Doesn't mention the consequences of a gluten-free diet, but seeing as how the celiac disease IS lethal, any side effects can be considered minor:)

I think that wine and sake are safe, as are distilled spirits. No TV and no beer, however...

Re:allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173707)

You can eat apples, IIRC, so you should try your peanut butter on those. Sounds weird, but is quite good (as long as you don't despise peanut butter). I prefer Granny Smiths, but it works on most varieties.

Re:allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173840)

I can second the granny smith-dipped in peanut butter is a great treat (along with celery, bananas, and honey).

i used to eat peanut butter and apple sandwiches (1)

SolemnDragon (593956) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174840)

likewise with lPB & honey, PB & banana. i've never tried grapes. i have some at home and will try it. I miss marshmallow fluff!!!!

sol

Re:allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174927)

And grapes, dammit!

Re:allergic to wheat, you insensitive clod! (1)

blinder (153117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179443)

Heh... just like I said in Red's Journal [slashdot.org] the *smell* of peanut butter triggers my gag reflex.

I hate it that much.

A.) (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#7171984)

Its easier to get the jelly out of the peanutbutter than the peanutbutter out of the jelly.

What brought up this poll? My brother in law keeps making PB&J's in the wrong order. So I have to fish out the PB in the jelly AND there is PB around the lid. What a mess!

Re:A.) (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172063)

I make sure to wipe the knife carefully on the edge of the PB-slathered slice of bread to reduce the incidence of unplanned peanut-butter transmission.

Re:A.) (1)

Red Warrior (637634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172138)

However, if you do the J first, and then wipe the knife carefully on the edge of the bread, there is (in theory, at least) zero Jelly transmission.

Re:A.) (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172444)

I PB first, on the slice of bread on the left, wipe the knife on the edge of the bread, but then wipe BOTH SIDES of the knife on the un-jelly'd slice of bread on the right, leaving ZERO PB on the knife, enabling zero transmission.

I'm a sandwich nut - They are very precise and neat. They taste great, but I'm a definite freak. Meat to edge of bread, uniformity in thickness of toppings...it's truly a sight to behold. :)

Re:A.) (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173487)

Almost perfect, Sam. You just need to lightly toast the bread before making the sandwich. If the bread is still warm from the toaster, the PB spreads really well, and the toasted bread adds nice texture and flavor to the sandwich.

Re:A.) (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174139)

Oooo...dave, you're one smart guy! I'll have to try this now. But I mostly eat PBJ at work, when the benefits of toasting would have long since been sogged away....

Re:A.) (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176305)

And you, dear Dave, have it almost perfect -- you lightly *pan fry* the bread (on one side only). The peanut butter melts delightfully, the jelly squooshes delectibly (each applied to different slices of bread, to answer the polle), and you've got the lovely mixture of textures *and* a hint of buttery goodness.

Add a TALL glass of ice-cold milk, and you've got yourself one of Bethanie's Top Five All-Time Favorite Comfort Foods(TM). :-)

....Bethanie....

Re: sandwich nut (1)

sparky4 (695739) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175086)

but isn't the uniformity ruined with the first bite ? does that mean you then have to make another sandwich with your precision method, only to take a bite and lose the neatness once again ?

where do you place the tomato slice ? hopefully never up against the bread.

Re: sandwich nut (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175265)

I said I'm a freak about *making* them. I'm not OCD. ;)

Tomatoes, inasmuchaspossible, go in the center. If we're talking square bread (grilled cheese w/tomato, possibly), then two slices, in opposing corners, probably overlapping. On a round bun (hamburger), center, unless they're small, and overlapping 2 is permitted. French roll....well, I usually don't put tomatoes on those sandwiches. Ups the sog factor. Not acceptable. ;)

Re:A.) (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172557)

Exactly. And as I point out below, doing the PB second allows you to lick the knife clean of the excess PB. And it's always better to lick off excess PB than excess jelly, especially when you make sure to have lots of excess PB on the knife. :) At least one person here knows proper PB&J sandwich creation methods.

Re:A.) (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174241)

I think you have a PB problem. Have you ever confronted this addiction head-on? As an aside, bananas act as a good PB carrier - you can even just lick the PB off if you want to keep "eating" your banana for a long time (in order, of course, to maximize the PB to banana ratio).

Re:A.) (1)

ces (119879) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181540)

Mmmm Elvis sandwiches. Grilled peanut butter and bananas on white bread

A for me as well (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172124)

More importantly, it is easier to wipe excess jelly off of the knife onto the un-coated piece of bread so as to not risk contaminating either component.

Sandwich (1)

sql*kitten (1359) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172003)

I spread the PB on one piece of bread and the J on the other, then put them together. So the order doesn't really matter - you should be asking which way up it's ate.

Re:Sandwich (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172054)

Everyone knows the PB is on the bottom as to not stick on the roof of your mouth.

Re:Sandwich (1)

Red Warrior (637634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172106)

Jelly on top. I didn't know that anybody didn't know that...

Re:Sandwich (1)

intermodal (534361) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173785)

i'm with Kitten-san on this.

Re:Sandwich (1)

Tet (2721) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174492)

I spread the PB on one piece of bread and the J on the other

So are you just abbreviating to "J" in order to avoid having to point out that Americans don't know what jelly is? :-) Oh, and I answer F) Bleugh! Why on earth would anyone want to eat peanut butter with or without any additives? Just scrap it altogether, and go with bread (wholemeal, preferably), butter (unsalted) and your choice of jam or ham/cheese. You know it makes sense!

B/C (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172032)

Peanut butter first, of course! This is especially true when you are making the sandwich for later, in which case you should put the peanut butter on both slices of bread and put the jelly/jam/preserves in between.

Onto point two: I prefer strawberry preserves and grape jelly, though I have been known to dabble in raspberry jam. I never have been a marmalade fan, though.

Now for the barely-on-topic bit: when I was younger (10) I once made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with four slices of bread... bread, smooth PB, strawberry preserves, bread, crunchy PB, grape jelly, bread, smooth PB, raspberry jam, bread.

G -Other (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172042)

I don't like PB&J you insensitive clod. ;-)

I don't know, I've never liked it. I like Peanut Butter sandwiches, and I like jelly on a biscuit, but the combination never did anything for me.

Re:G -Other (1)

Eye of the Frog (152749) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173635)

Same here. I like peanut butter. I like jelly. Just keep them apart. However, I'm not against mixing gobs of honey with my PB sandwiches. Peanut Butter on both slices of bread (toast is better) and sealing in the gooey goodness.....mmmm. Actually, honey on practically anything is good. Try it on ice cream, you'll never turn back.

However, peanut butter and ice cream, horrible combo. Maybe I'm just against cold peanut butter....*shrug*.

Re:G -Other (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173901)

Never tried honey on ice cream, but I do like peanut butter in ice cream. I used to drink peanut butter and chocolate milkshakes from this little greasy spoon called Temptations near where I live. They were great.

Re:G -Other (1)

Iamthefallen (523816) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181408)

Aye, never did understand why people would want to ruin a perfectly good peanut butter sandwich by adding jelly. And the toasting makes it all the better.

However PB does make a great addition to ice cream, swirled in with some fudge and chocolate chips...mmm...

How can you do it any other way than B? (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172068)


If placing both PB&J on the same piece of bread, one much do the PB first, then wipe off the PB on a clean part of bread, then do J. Doing J first would be disastrous. The J doesn't have the fortitude to handle PB being smothered over the top of it.

PB&M (1)

daeley (126313) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172087)

When I was a kid, I couldn't stand PB&J -- loved the PB, hated the J. So I would have a PB&M: Peanut Butter & Mayo. Mmmmmm.

Nowadays, tho, I can't stand Mayo, so I just have a PB on Toast. :)

Re:PB&M (1)

RevMike (632002) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172327)

I was a PB & Cream Cheese fan myself.

Re:PB&M (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174296)

Did you ever try the infamous PB&Mayo&Onion&Lettuce?

It's not for everyone, but it is quite good. I used to have my mom make it for me in Junior High.

Re:PB&M (1)

whiteranger99x (235024) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179806)

Oh Dear GOD!!!

You sound like my sister's bf! Well, you would if you added sliced bananas to that concoction! :P

But yeah, PB on toast is good, then the PB can get all melty when you put it right on the toasted bread :D

PB & Whipped Marshmallow... (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172128)

Yummm... That's one of the best combos that I have had. Next is PB&Honey, then of course PB&J. Any way about it though, it's bread, then PB, then other filler.

I'm hungry now, thanks.

PBH (1)

KMAPSRULE (639889) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172446)

another combo is the venerable PBH where:
PBH = Peanut butter + Bananaa + Honey

The bananas are either sliced and laid on top of the Peanut Butter , or mashed and mixed with the peanut butter ...I prefer to slice the banana, and lay it on top of the PB, drizzle a bit of honey over the slices, and smear a thin layer of honey on the opposite slice of bread.

mmmmm

Re:PBH (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174401)

Most excellent combination. If it's good enough for the King, it's good enough for me. Hail to the King, baby.

Re:PBH (1)

sql*kitten (1359) | more than 10 years ago | (#7175767)

If it's good enough for the King, it's good enough for me

Didn't The King (hail!) deep fry these sandwiches in batter too?

Re:PBH (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179376)

He was a southerner, so it's highly likely. We, I mean they, will fry anything. I'm a Texan, so I don't count according to bethanie. We also fry just about anything. I personally fry almost nothing, so I haven't tried it that way.

Woohoo! (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 10 years ago | (#7180140)


Fluff 'n Nutters rock!

PB - J - PB (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172144)

(Bread + PB) + jelly + (Bread + PB) = heartburn

B) (1)

leviramsey (248057) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172208)

Using different knives for the PB and the J.

On second thought I choose C... (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172238)

Get yourself a bunch of grapes and a jar of peanut butter. Dip the grapes in the peanut butter. No bread required- everybody wins. :)

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172375)

Bah! Everyone knows the best fruit with PB is bananas! Although they can't handle the dipping very well... its best if you put them on a spread PB (spread on bread or toast or cracker, etc...).

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172552)

As well as everybody knows the best veggie with PB is celery.It can handle the dip, but the PB doesn't stick to well, so again spreading is your best option.

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

Eye of the Frog (152749) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173699)

No no no....slice the bananas and put them on a plate. Then put a dollop of peanut butter on each slice. Arm yourself with a toothpick and go to town. If you're feeling adventurous, throw some honey in there....

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173781)

Everyone knows the best fruit with PB is bananas!

Hah! Apples, I tell you, apples are the best!

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

dubiousdave (618128) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174505)

1) Peel banana
2) freeze banana
3) heat PB a bit
4) coat frozen banana with warm, soft PB
5) return PBanana to freezer
6) melt chocolate
7) coat PBanana with melted chocolate
8) return ChocoPBanana to freezer
9) Mmmmmmmmmm

Re:On second thought I choose C... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7176088)

10) ???
11) PROFIT!!!

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

KMAPSRULE (639889) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172604)

!?!
red or green grapes???

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173417)

Red or green jelly?

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176151)

Did someone say Green Jelly? [deadontheweb.com]

Re:On second thought I choose C... (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176187)

Sorry, just found a better site for more info on Green Jelly [msn.com]

G.... (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172349)

...PB on one slice, wipe off blade on clean slice, J on the other slice, fold together.

Er, that's the way I've always done it...

Cheers,

Ethelred

It's easy... (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172482)

First, you spread the jelly/jam/preserves on one slice of bread, wipe the knife blade off on the other piece of bread, and take the now almost-clean knife and spread the peanut butter on the non-jelly slice of bread. You're putting them together anyways. Then you lick the excess peanut butter off the knife, dipping it in the peanut butter first to make sure there's plenty of excess to lick off. :)

Any other method is simply making things more difficult. If you do the peanut butter first, it is much harder to get off the knife, and you can't lick it without polluting the jelly with your saliva (bad if other people use it also). And doing them both on one slice of bread is needlessly complicated.

I'm suprised people do it any other way...

Re:It's easy... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172629)

Ah, advice from a chef! Sweet! :-D

Are there any one piece of bread users here? (1)

Treebeard the Ent (638978) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172581)

Just curious...

Re:Are there any one piece of bread users here? (1)

Cyberdyne (104305) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172947)

Just curious...

Yep! Bread, PB, J, eat. Wiping knife on crust between the PB & J stages, to avoid contamination.

No no no... (1)

llamalicious (448215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172641)

Use a knife for the PB
Use a spoon for J.
PB on one piece, J on another, slap together, eat.

/nuff said.

Re:No no no... (1)

jcast (461910) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179369)

Yeah! Who has the coordination to dish jelly with a knife anyway...

D - Vegemite rocks! :-) (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | more than 10 years ago | (#7172804)

Blame my sister - she found out about it when she was travelling round the world, and stopped off in Australia.

MT.

Marmite! Marmite, I say! (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176050)

No! Marmite! Goldurnit!

Well all right...Vegemite will do nicely. :-)

Cheers,

Ethelred

Marmite? (1)

arb (452787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179400)

Blech! Foul tasting stuff! I don't know how you can stand the taste. Vegemite all the way! ;-)

Historical fact: Vegemite first hit the shelves in 1923 and in 1928 has its name changed to Parwill. The ad slogan was 'Marmite, but Parwill'. The name change didn't last long and it reverted back to Vegemite.

My first exposure to Vegemite (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181196)

As it happens, my family once had an Australian college student staying with us for a few days (at the time I was still a teenager living in Minnesota). The first morning, he got out a jar of Vegemite and started slathering it on his toast, while I was eating Pop-Tarts...and both of us were eyeing the other's breakfast with a "what the hell is that" look on our faces. ;-)

We traded, and were both pleasantly surprised. Though Vegemite is definitely an acquired taste...

I actually tried Marmite much later -- there's a British store here in Germany where I sate my Anglophilia, and I occasionally get a jar along with my usual Twinings and PG Tips and cans of curry and biscuits and bangers and whatnot.

I draw the line at baked beans, though...how anyone can eat baked beans, least of all for breakfast, is beyond me.

I can't honestly say that I truly prefer Marmite over Vegemite -- I just like to start flamewars over nothing... ;-)

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:My first exposure to Vegemite (1)

arb (452787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181348)

I draw the line at baked beans, though...how anyone can eat baked beans, least of all for breakfast, is beyond me.

Yum! Baked Beans on toast for breaky! Something I haven't had for ages. As a special treat we would sometimes have a slice of bacon and an egg on toast, smothered in baked beans.

I tried pop-tarts and while they are okay, they just don't do that much for me.

Re:My first exposure to Vegemite (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181393)

Yum! Baked Beans on toast for breaky! Something I haven't had for ages. As a special treat we would sometimes have a slice of bacon and an egg on toast, smothered in baked beans.

I do that all the time, too. Minus the beans. ;-)

Soft-scrambled eggs on toast with melted Cheddar cheese and bacon...mmm...maybe a bit of Hollandaise sauce...

I tried pop-tarts and while they are okay, they just don't do that much for me.

I can't say I like them that much, either (more like once in a while I like them but not always)...actually I pretty much only eat the strawberry ones without frosting. I don't have much of a sweet tooth...

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:My first exposure to Vegemite (1)

arb (452787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181446)

Soft-scrambled eggs on toast with melted Cheddar cheese and bacon...mmm...maybe a bit of Hollandaise sauce... ...covered in baked beans. Now you're getting the idea. ;-)

actually I pretty much only eat the strawberry ones without frosting. I don't have much of a sweet tooth...

I never tried the ones with frosting - they just sounded so wrong. And strawberry ones were my flavour of choice too.

G. Sue for attempted murder (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173092)

I'm deathly allergic to PB. To the point where the smel lmakes me nausous, skin contact cause me to break out in rashes, and even the slightest ingestion can cause anaphylactic shock and death.

I prefer meat on my sandwiches, anyways. Big ol' pieces of cow, pig ,or poultry topped with some lettuce, mayo, onion, cheese, and sometimes tomato.

-Ab

Same here... 'cept not deathly (1)

shadowspark (634482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7180245)

After reading all the comments about people making this and that and combining them with fruits, the stuff 'sounded' good. Unfortunately if I did have to come close to it, I'd suffer the same issues as you 'cept the need of an E-pen.

Re:Same here... 'cept not deathly (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 10 years ago | (#7182072)

Epi-pens don't help me all that much. Just buy me time to get to the hospital. A full sheet of benedryl provides the same service and is cheaper. I need the epinepherin shot directly to the heart to survive. (a la 'Pulp Fiction').

-Ab

Peanut Sensitivity (1)

shadowspark (634482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7182125)

What happens when you ingest or come in contact with food product that has come in contact or has peanut residue? For me it's an irritation similar to sandpaper itching my throat... I get this all the time when chocolate is served. :/

Ah! A soulmate! (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 10 years ago | (#7181308)

Big ol' pieces of cow, pig ,or poultry

Ah, yes. My favorite sandwich:

Baguette roll
Dijon mustard on top half, herbed cream cheese on bottom half
Roast beef (nice and pink and juicy)
Virginia ham, honey-cured
Jarlsberg cheese
Vidalia onions

Truly, the food of the gods, I tell you.

Cheers,

Ethelred

Ultimate PB sandwich? (1)

Raptor CK (10482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173396)

See, I have a high metabolism. Dangerously high, to the point that random passersby wonder how I can eat such sugary crap for breakfast and actually carry on through the day.

Sadly, I'm also a migraine sufferer, and chocolate, sesame, and most nuts trigger a pretty nasty headache.

That said, I have medication, and sometimes I can't deny myself tasty food, so I just eat it in moderation and hope that it won't trigger the migraine immediately. There's some threshold of trigger substances that I need to ingest before it happens, so I can go weeks after eating a PB&J before something else puts me over the limit.

That said, I have a few favorite companions to peanut butter.

1 - Marshmallow Fluff
2 - Banana slices
3 - Strawberry, Raspberry, or Grape Jelly
4 - Chocolate syrup

I *always* apply the peanut butter first. I can't have too much of it, so the whole "lick off excess PB" issue is moot. I apply the PB on slice #1, scrape the excess back using the lip of the jar, and clean the knife with slice #2. I then apply the jelly or fluff. If I'm adding bananas, those get chopped last, but I've never mixed bananas with jam. Chocolate works, as does fluff.

Ideally, what you'll want to do for the ultimate sugar rush sandwich is this:

1) Apply Peanut butter. Wipe knife down.
2) Use knife to *scoop* jelly on top of peanut butter. This is wrong, but necessary.
3) Spread Fluff on second slice, wiping off as much as possible over the slice. You need a good eye for this.
4) Drizzle a light amount of chocolate syrup over the Fluff. Too much makes a drippy sandwich.
5) Cut up half a banana into thin slices. The cutting will end up cleaning the leftover Fluff from your knife. Place these slices over the jelly side, smoothing out the sloppy job you're forced to do in this undertaking.
6) Quickly flip the Fluff side on top of the jelly side, completing the sandwich.
7) Cut in half diagonally.
8) Pray that you had the sense to have bought milk beforehand.

This has maximum effect if you're using lightly toasted cinnamon raisin bread.

Note: If you're diabetic, this is obviously bad for you. If you're not diabetic, you may very well be after this sandwich.

Re:Ultimate PB sandwich? (1)

Raptor CK (10482) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173430)

Oh, and I pick B, for the reasons mentioned above.

Never the same (1)

luvsbway (638311) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173554)

Since most of the time I make this for my lunch in the morning, I'm never awake to remember. Personally I prefer marshmallow fluff over jelly.

1. PB and J- Usually I don't think about it but if I do PB before because jelly is hard to get out of the PB jar.

2. PB and marshmallow - Always PB first because the marshmallow is very stick and really hard to keep from mixing with the PB. I usually use 2 knifes for this sandwich.

3. PB and J on toast- Jelly always first so the toast can have time to cool and not melt the PB too much.

I think we should now have a poll, as too which flavor jelly/jam is preferred. I've had debates concerning which is the traditional jelly flavor in a PB and J, grape or strawberry.

An answer and a story (1)

dmorin (25609) | more than 10 years ago | (#7173824)

Peanutbutter down first. Jelly down on top of that, spread very lightly to avoid ripping.

I was at a wedding once where the priest said that love was like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That you had two very different entities coming together, but once they were together and made this new thing, you could never truly separate them. I'm not kidding. :)

G: two knives (1)

Planesdragon (210349) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174078)

Well, really a knife and a spoon, but who's counting.

X) Spread them each on their own slice of bread (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 10 years ago | (#7174544)

Step 1) Get Bread, PB, Jelly, knife, spoon
Step 2) Put two slices of bread on table / napkin.
Step 3) Put peanut butter on one side using knife.
Step 4) Get jelly out of jar with spoon, then spread with knife.
Step 5) Smosh the two sides together.

Beeee (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176270)

Spread the words of wisdom, letter B.

my pbj system (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 10 years ago | (#7176630)

i prefer creamy peanut putter and jam. sometimes marmelade. i like bread with some substance to it, usually whole grain breads.

first i spread the jam on the first slice of bread. then, because i'm anal about some things, i wipe the knife on the other slice of bread so it will be cleaner when i stick it in the peanut butter. then i spread the pb. put the slices together and eat.

my wife puts the peanut butter on first, because for her it is an open-faced sandwich. it is much easier to spread jam on pb than the other way around.

D - Thanks for the Aussie option! ;-) (1)

arb (452787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179284)

Although I prefer my Vegemite on toast. In sandwiches though it does go well with cheese. The important thing to remember is to spread the Vegemite thinly. Damn Americans slap it on way to thick, which is why most of you guys don't like it.

Oh, and as for PB&J: PB on one slice, J on t'other and slap 'em together.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fool's Gold Loaf (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7179870)

A favorite of Elvis, as legend has it. This will put the entire debate to rest, and is the FINAL word on PBJ.

The Fool's Gold Loaf [tripod.com] .

Poll sucks? (1)

Red Warrior (637634) | more than 10 years ago | (#7180779)

At the current rate, it might become your 3rd HOF qualifier!...

Despite what the /. fools-that-be say.

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