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Peanut Butter Lovers Month – November 2024

What is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month?

This November, we are excited to celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Month — the perfect time to satisfy all of your peanut butter cravings. We love this creamy and sometimes crunchy concoction so much we need an entire month dedicated to our affection for this delicious delicacy. We’ve collected some fun peanut butter facts and ideas that are sure to help you celebrate to the fullest.

History of Peanut Butter Lover’s Month

The invention of peanut butter has long been falsely credited as belonging to George Washington Carver, who was an inventor and also a scientist determined to improve the welfare and nutrition of America’s farmers. This is partly because Mr. Carver was a huge proponent of peanuts as a source of protein and energy, and created a list of foods and recipes for farmers to use that were centered around peanuts. 
But Carver did not actually invent peanut butter. By the time he was advocating for peanuts as a supportive, alternative crop (around 1916), peanut butter had already been popularized. In fact, in 1840 a New Yorker named Rose Davis started making peanut butter after her son saw Cuban women grinding the nuts and spreading them on bread. Additionally, evidence has surfaced that Aztecs may have even done something similar as early as the 15th century. 
But, the first person credited with creating peanut butter was a French-Canadian man named Marcellus Gilmore Edson, who created it in 1884. Fourteen years later, Kellogg (the man of cereal fame) created the first streamlined process to mass produce the product and it was quickly considered a snack for elite society members as it was served as a protein source in wealthier hospitals. Since then, it’s grown to be more widely available, with PB&J becoming the official sandwich of, well, everyone who wants a quick, affordable, and protein-filled snack. 

Peanut Butter Lovers Month timeline

No need to stir

Joseph Rosenfeld came up with a way to produce peanut butter in order to keep the ingredients from separating. Later, he would go on to market his own product under the Skippy brand name.

Nationwide peanut butter branding

Beech-Nut became the first major brand to market and sell peanut butter

A more efficient way to make peanut butter

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (yes, the famous cereal guy) patented a streamlined process to help move production along.

Peanut butter paste

Marcellus Gilmore was the first person to patent a peanut butter paste.

Making it old school

New York's Rose Davis began making peanut butter after her son saw Cuban women grind peanuts and smear the smooth paste on bread.

Peanut Butter Lovers Month FAQs

When is National Peanut Butter Lover's Month?

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month is every year in November. 

Should I eat a PB&J during National Peanut Butter Lover's Month?

Yes, you absolutely should. 

When was peanut butter invented?

Peanut butter was invented in 1848 by Marcellus Gilmore Edson

Did George Washington Carver invent peanut butter?

He did not. 

Peanut Butter Lovers Month Activities

  1. Make a PB&J

    Peanut butter pairs well with tons of different foods, but the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich reigns supreme. We can't begin to list all of the possibilities.

  2. Start a peanut butter lovers club

    Connect with others in your area and host a club that meets periodically to discuss recipes and all things relevant to peanut butter.

  3. Try a new kind of peanut butter

    Creamy vs. crunchy? That's so yesteryear. Today there are peanut butters mixed with honey, chocolate, and even cookie pieces. If nothing else, simply try some different brands.

5 Peanut Butter Facts To Chew On

  1. We like it...a lot

    The average American eats about three pounds of peanut butter per year.

  2. No nuts here

    Despite their name, peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts.

  3. Shelling out the cash

    Americans spend nearly $800 million per year on peanut butter.

  4. Archibutyrophobia

    Archibutyrophobia is the name for the fear of getting a big gob of peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

  5. Rising popularity during the war years

    Peanut butter was an easy way to get nourishing protein to troops, so peanut butter sandwiches were a big hit. Peanut butter has been popular ever since.

Why We Love Peanut Butter Lovers Month

  1. Peanut butter works any time of the day

    Whether you're slathering peanut butter on your morning toast or baking a late-night batch of sweet and crunchy PB-inspired cookies, peanut butter is a 'round-the-clock treat.

  2. Peanut butter is good for you

    Peanut butter's heart healthy, may reduce the risk of colon cancer, helps protect your memory, and is high in protein and potassium.

  3. Elvis was stuck on peanut butter

    The King couldn't help falling in love with this treat. As a boy, Elvis' favorite snack was mashed peanut butter and banana on toast.

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