National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Peanut Butter Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Peanut Butter Day Fun Facts

Peanut butter was invented and reinvented many times during history. Peanuts were known as early as 950 B.C. and originated in South America. The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance.

  • January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day.
  • Joseph L. Rosenfield invented a churning process that made smooth peanut butter smooth. In 1928, Rosenfield licensed his invention to the Pond Company, the makers of Peter Pan peanut butter. In 1932, Rosenfield began making his own brand of peanut butter called Skippy which included a crunchy style peanut butter.
  • Americans consume 700 million pounds of peanut butter annually, about three pounds per person. That’s enough to cover the floor of the Grand Canyon.
  • It takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter.
  • The world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich measured 40 feet long.  It contained 150 pounds of peanut butter and 50 pounds of jelly. It was created November 6, 1993 in Peanut, Pennsylvania.
  • “Arachibutyrophobia” (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A) is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.

How To Observe National Peanut Butter Day

  • Whip up a batch of peanut butter. Use it as an ingredient in one of your food truck dishes for your customers.
  • Use #NationalPeanutButterDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Peanut Butter Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any peanut butter fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Peanut Butter Fun Facts