Today (April 2) is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.

The average American eats over 2,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school.

There was a time, in the early 1900's, peanut butter was considered a delicacy and was only served in New York City's finest tea rooms. In May of 1896 two articles were published with peanut butter recipes. Basically it said spread on bread.

The first reference of a PB&J was in 1901 and by 1920 peanut butter became more affordable and the sandwich became very popular among children. According to nationaldaycalendar.com the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich became even more popular during WW ll as it was part of the U.S. solders military ration list.