#3 – Peanut Butter and Jelly (Milled Peanut Butter, Strawberry Preserves) on Brioche


-All Natural Laura Scudder’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter (Nutty)

-Smucker’s strawberry preserves
-Authentic French brioche

Christian: This was our first brioche, and I was excited, if only for something different. Maybe I was expecting something more like pound cake (I don’t know why), but it was really only slightly fancier white bread. Sure, it was good, but not what I was anticipating.

We used the Smucker’s strawberry preserves we already had in the fridge, but finding the peanut butter was a little more difficult. Maybe we were overthinking things, but we assumed that because it specified “milled” peanut butter that we’d be able to use a trusty Internet search engine like, I don’t know, Ask Jeeves or AltaVista to find a particular milled brand of peanut butter. Nope. I did find a brand that explicitly mentioned that they milled their peanuts, but it wasn’t sold near us. I also wasn’t going to spend $16 to have a jar of it shipped to us, so we called an audible.

We ultimately just selected a brand from our local grocery store that was labeled as “old fashioned” and it was the kind that has the oil separated from the rest of the peanut butter. But was it “milled”? I honestly don’t care. I didn’t kill me and that’s the important thing.

Much shorter review: it was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a little better than normal bread


Susannah: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, I guess. It was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I don’t really know what else to say.

Wait, I do. I don’t know why she specified milled PB because they are all milled. Did she mean by hand? By machine? Were we supposed to buy a mill and make our own? Instead, we opted for a natural PB that wasn’t your typical, rub-of-the-mill kind, pun intended.

Strawberry is always a good choice, but was this a missed opportunity to jazz it up with maybe a fancier jam, like marionberry or fig? The brioche was tasty and a nice change, and felt a little more special, but not enough to make you forget this was a good ol’ PB&J.


Next Up: #52 – Chicken, Wing Sauce, Ranch, Cheddar, and Chopped Iceberg in a Wrap