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Peanut Butter Slices
Status: Real
image This really shouldn't surprise me, but for some reason it does. A company has developed peanut butter slices that come in packs (similar to packs of sliced cheese). I'm not sure how they made the peanut butter rigid enough, and non-sticky enough, that it could be formed into a plastic-wrapped slice. But somehow they did. I'd be worried that whatever they did to it would affect the taste. No word on whether anyone has developed sliced jam. [Update: they have; see the comments below.] I think if you're going to eat sliced peanut butter, you naturally should have it on Sara Lee's crustless bread. It would be the perfect meal for anyone too lazy to do anything on their own. (Thanks to Kathy for giving me a heads up about this product)
Food
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 28, 2005


Oh, yum. Now I want a package that, when I press a button, will open itself and fling the "food" into my mouth.
Posted by Reynard Muldrake  on  Fri Oct 28, 2005  at  08:21 PM
Wow, good timing. As I was reading this I was sitting eating peanut butter on a spoon. Yah, I wanted it on apples but I'm all out, so I was just eating it by itself.

Might be more convienient in slice form, but I can't imagine it would have the same tecture.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sat Oct 29, 2005  at  01:24 AM
They probably partially-hydrogenate all the oil in the peanut butter to harden it (and in the process create whole gobs of trans-fat). You couldn't use the same technique on jam, because it doesn't contain any fat. But jellies are routinely hardened for candy by the addition of extra sugar and pectin or gelatin. Thus there is hope for peanut butter and jelly slices. But doesn't Sara Lee or Pepperedge Farm already make pre-packaged crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I think one of them recently sued the other over patent infringement for spreading the peanut on the bread slices and putting the jelly in between. Really, I'm not making this up!

Just today I noticed imitation shredded mozzarella on sale at two local supermarkets. It was made from hydrogenated oil and loaded with trans-fat. Get your heart attack cheap. confused
Posted by andychrist  on  Sat Oct 29, 2005  at  06:13 AM
Mmmmmmm! Fat, salt and a few peanuts, yum!

From their 'nutrition' page

Serving Size - 1 Slice (1 oz. 28 g)
Servings per package - 12
Calories - 170
Fat Cal. - 130
Total Fat - 14 g 21%
Sat. Fat - 2.5 g 13%
Cholesterol - 0 mg 0%
Sodium - 110 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates - 5 g 2%
Fiber - 1 g
Sugars - 3 g
Protein 6 g 13%
Posted by Peter  on  Sat Oct 29, 2005  at  03:34 PM
Still not quite as distrubing as those frozen "Uncrustables", for parents too lazy to put sliced peanut butter on crustless bread themselves.

I'll remember to thank my mom for putting the effort into making peanut butter sandwhiches FROM SCRATCH. She even used to draw a little heart on the PB with the knife and serve them open faced sometimes. I never realized how lucky I was. And she mananged to do all that and work full time.
Posted by katey  on  Sat Oct 29, 2005  at  04:10 PM
I've seen those PB "slices" before, but they seemed fairly disgusting, so I didn't touch them.
Next we need sheets of solidified butter for people who are too lazy to butter their own toast.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sat Oct 29, 2005  at  06:17 PM
Apparently, I used to live in a test market for these things, because I bought a package two years ago. While the concept is... amusing, the product itself tastes a bit like licking the devil himself. In fact, I couldn't feed these to stoners. I swear.

Stoners. Would not. Eat them.

I've seen them eat things that AREN'T FOOD, like candles, but one taste of these slices of evil and they vowed to never touch them again.
Posted by Jon  on  Sun Oct 30, 2005  at  12:23 AM
Jon, how do you know what the devil tastes like?

And what are you doing feeding stoners?!?!
Posted by Cathy  in  South Dakota  on  Sun Oct 30, 2005  at  09:56 AM
The devil tastes like heaven fallen to earth. Corrupted. Like something that should be good, like peanut butter, gone quite horribly awry.

As for feeding stoners, they're always hungry. It's a good way to get rid of things you don't want.
Posted by Jon  on  Sun Oct 30, 2005  at  12:46 PM
I seem to remember actually tasting one of these a while back. If I did, it was a lot like the peanut butter that comes between two crackers for use in children's lunches. If not, then that's what I think it would be like.
Posted by Matt  on  Mon Oct 31, 2005  at  11:44 AM
Personally, I don't enjoy peanut butter in any form, but my dog loves it. It was hard to use it as a training treat though, until I got a sample of these slices from my dog trainer. So, um, I highly recommend them as dog food, but I'd hesitate before encouraging human consumption.
Posted by Annie  in  Chapel Hill, NC  on  Mon Oct 31, 2005  at  03:00 PM
Aha! So it's a dog treat!

It would also probably be handy for baiting mousetraps. Contrary to popular legend, people in the pest control industry say mice aren't all that crazy about cheese. They much prefer peanut butter. I've even seen traps for sale that had a synthetic "bait" shaped and colored like a piece of Swiss cheese, but scented with peanut butter.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Oct 31, 2005  at  05:05 PM
HA! as if u wouldnt like the taste. it's verry yummy for yo mummy!!!!
Posted by mm... peanut butter  in  abc  on  Mon Oct 31, 2005  at  05:43 PM


This is a link to a combined pb+j slice... yes, I said it. Combined.
Posted by Amanda  in  New Brunswick, Canada  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  11:00 AM
I've had these before.... I'm not too fond of them.
Posted by Jackie  on  Tue Nov 01, 2005  at  07:28 PM
So Amanda, that means someone has created jam slices. I'll need to update what I wrote.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Nov 02, 2005  at  11:00 AM
And i thought the jar that contained both jelly and peanut butter was outrageous . . .
Posted by Ariel  on  Fri Nov 04, 2005  at  08:43 PM
I remember at least four years ago that they were selling this. I bought some because I saw this on NBC 5 Chicago. It even had the jelly in it. It was discontinued after I believe a month or two. But now it is back yeah
Posted by John  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  07:28 PM
What... there is a jar that has both??

How the hell... wouldn't, after a while, the two just sort of... combine within the jar? Peanut Butter and Jam has lost its novelty. I'm telling ya... What about the people who prefer a certain peanut butter to jam ratio? The pre-packages slices and combo jars will never tend to their needs...
Posted by Amanda  in  Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  07:42 PM
Yummy!!!
Posted by Eva  in  New York  on  Sat Mar 18, 2006  at  08:37 PM
I LUV THIS STUFF, THANK GOD FOR P.B. SLICES, YAY!!!!
Posted by terr pickering  in  fayetteville, nc  on  Mon Sep 03, 2007  at  12:11 AM
The whole 'P/B' combination is quite common here. Marketed under the name "Goober Grape"...not appealing, though.
Posted by Helyx  in  South Carolina  on  Sat Oct 20, 2007  at  02:03 AM
can you please tell me which are all the grocery stores that sell peanut butter jelly slices
Posted by indu  in  west des moines, ia  on  Thu Mar 20, 2008  at  01:03 PM
I can't see anything wrong in it. The idea is great. This way you don't have to carry you little spoon with you when you wanna eat some peanut butter, you just eat like simple peanuts.
Posted by vitanet  on  Wed Jul 30, 2008  at  05:25 AM
Most peanut butters on the market have trans fat. Real natural peanut butter has the natural non trans fat oil and peanut solid separate in the jars.
Posted by arun  on  Sat Aug 30, 2008  at  11:03 PM
Very good I unterstand, Really helped me out in an essay I'm writing.Also I'm using 3g.. I love 3g ..
Posted by 3g  in  NY  on  Thu Aug 06, 2009  at  02:06 AM
where does this sell? I was in bed recently and thought of PB slices and jelly slices (or combined). Here I thought I had a novelty idea!! Silly me =(
Posted by booboo  in  Panama  on  Sun Jan 24, 2010  at  04:37 PM
Nice Information.
Posted by Pest Control Delhi  in  India  on  Wed Apr 14, 2010  at  06:57 PM
Yummy! I used to live in a test market for these things, because I bought a package two years ago. It was discontinued after I believe a month or two. But now it is back yeah! Thanks for your info.
Posted by Rosshanry  in  Los Angeles, CA  on  Thu Mar 17, 2011  at  11:33 AM
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