Today’s episode is all about the history of peanut butter. From the ancient Incas to John Kellogg, we are going to do a deep dive into what makes this a truly delicious and American concoction.
A Brief History of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter was first produced in the late 1800s. Peanut butter was known as peanut paste. Furthermore, it was originally marketed to people who had bad teeth and a hard time eating solid food.
Eventually, producers started roasting the peanuts and putting salt and sweeteners in the mix to create a product for the masses. However, it was no longer a bland and sticky affair. It was able to grow into what we have in the store today.
I’m going to cover the ancient history of the peanut, the modern history of peanut butter, and the history of some of America’s largest brands of peanut butter. Finally, the only question you have to ask is do you like crunchy or smooth? Let me know in the comments below!
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