One of the most versatile foods is peanut butter. You can use the smoothie to make the sauce for pasta. It can be spread on carrots, or on top of banana bread. There are a few things peanut butter doesn’t taste good with.
We love peanut butter when it comes to sandwiches. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich have been around for a long time. We have heard of peanut butter and banana.
One peanut butter sandwich recipe makes half the world raise an eyebrow, and the other half lick their lips.
It is peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. Yes, you read that right. There are two pieces of bread.
People who eat these say the right way to do it is to spread peanut butter on one side, then mayo on the other, and smash the pieces of bread together. Some people like to mix the two because it makes peanut butter easier to spread.
How did the peanut butter and mayo sandwich become?
It has been for quite some time in the south, and we are a bit confused by the combo. Around the time of the Great Depression, the combo was an affordable way for people to feed their families. Who knew?
The sandwich peaked in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, with some ads even referring to it as the “lunchbox special”.
People would add anything from fruit like pineapples, apples, and bananas to bacon, eggs, onions, pickles, or raisins to liven up the sandwich. The old-school version of this day and age is a toast with all the ingredients.
The internet is divided into peanut butter and mayo sandwiches. Brandon Chonko, a Georgia poultry farmer, says he was introduced to the combo by his grandmother and still isn’t sure what to think.
“I have tried to tell people about this sandwich. They’ve all thought I was joking,” Chonko says. “I remember being at my grandma’s house in Georgia and asking her for a peanut butter sandwich. She added mayonnaise. I took a bite and thought, ‘What the—?’ It was like sour peanut butter. But talking to my mom and my aunt, they’re like, ‘Oh, yeah! Takes me back! So good!’”
People who grew up with the sandwich can’t get enough of it. “I was five when I saw my mom eating a peanut butter-mayo-mustard-lettuce sandwich. She let me have a bite. It instantly became one of my favorite foods. Honestly, I don’t eat it enough, for how good it is! If you’ve never tried this, do yourself a favor,” says one Twitter user.
Some people have strong opinions on how grossed out they are by peanut butter and mayo.
“If you ever think eating a mayonnaise and peanut butter sandwich is okay I’m pretty sure you’re a serial killer,” one Twitter user wrote.
“If you’ve ever made and consumed a peanut butter and mayo sandwich, we can’t be friends anymore,” another naysayer commented.
It is one of those things that you cannot knock until you try. What do you think about the peanut butter and mayo sandwich? Is this combo just something you are hearing about now?