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Nov 10, 2016

Before there were allergy-free tables in school cafeterias, it seemed every kid when I was growing up had a PB&J sandwich in their lunch at least once a week. It seems almost foreign to me now to make my daugher’s lunch and have to move the household Jif aside to grab some allergy-friendly sunflower seed butter for her sandwiches -- and, no, she’s not allergic, but I can’t look like a terrible mom, taunting the kids with a peanut allergy with an amazing Fluffernutter in my daughter’s lunch.

Beginning as a slave food, then a source of protein during World War 2, and, even though it’s not as loved by our friends over in the UK, it’s still an American staple and favorite.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Peanut Butter

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The role of Ruth Desmond was played by Lisa from Crime & Precedents, and Mark from the Unskippable Podcast played Lee Avera.

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Sources:

http://peanutbutterlovers.com/pb-lovers/pb101/history/

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/documents/4182_3506.pdf

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/love-me-love-my-gunk-why-dont-brits-love-peanut-butter-as-much-as-americans-do-7622212.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/02/why_do_americans_love_peanut_butter.html

http://nationalpeanutboard.org/peanut-info/fun-facts.htm

http://nationalpeanutboard.org/peanut-info/who-invented-peanut-butter.htm

http://mentalfloss.com/article/32042/corn-flakes-were-invented-part-anti-masturbation-crusade

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-midcentury-lawyers-spent-12-years-arguing-about-peanut-butter

https://books.google.com/books?id=0PQYBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq=The+Peanut+Butter+Hearings&source=bl&ots=YKvl5icrZB&sig=CqNbwlxHlPui51y6zWFkHiVjuzE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=llWPVKThG621sQS2rYC4Ag&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=The%2520Peanut%2520Butter%2520Hearings&f=false