Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise Sandwiches Are Popular Again

Peanut Butter on Bread

A certain sandwich combo has been circulating on social media, and it’s stirring up some heated arguments. The peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich was discovered by the internet, and the sandwich brought along an interesting history lesson with it.

At the peak of its popularity, the peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich actually became a lunchtime classic, almost as adored as the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The sandwiches can be traced to as far back as the 1930s, if not further, as many people struggling to make it by during the Great Depression used cheap alternatives to products like jelly. In the Depression, mayonnaise was that alternative.

Ever since the general public was exposed to this odd-sounding sandwich concoction, people from all over America and the world have come forward with their own childhood stories involving peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches.

The divisive ingredient in the recipe is undoubtedly the mayonnaise, as peanut butter has been combined with endless different ingredients to create sandwiches—from jelly to marshmallow to honey. Mayonnaise is usually only mentioned in conjunction with mustard, ketchup and not much else. Opponents of the red and brown combo got passionate on social media.

Would you give peanut butter and mayonnaise a try?

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