Which do you think has been around longer - the state of Colorado or peanut butter?

If you are like me you probably would have thought peanut butter had been around a lot longer than the state of Colorado - but, that isn't the case.

The History of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter in the United States goes back to 1884 - eight years after Colorado became a state. That was the year Marcellus Gilmore Edson obtained a patent for a method of producing peanut butter from roasted peanuts using heated surfaces. Several years later, John Harvey Kellogg - the famous cereal guy - got a patent for producing peanut butter by boiling the peanuts rather than roasting them.

Initially, peanut butter was paired with foods like crackers, celery, pimento,and watercress. The first peanut butter and jelly sandwich supposedly came along in the late 1890s when an article in the magazine Good Housekeeping urged people to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread it on bread.

Kool 107.9 logo
Get our free mobile app

National Peanut Butter Celebrations

Americans definitely love their peanut butter and there are a number of specially designated days that celebrate its goodness. National Peanut Butter Lovers Day is March 1, January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day, and April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.

What Does Grand Junction Do With Peanut Butter?

There are so many yummy things you can do with peanut butter - besides putting it on a sandwich.  Recently, I asked our listeners in Grand Junction to tell us what they love to do with peanut butter - besides putting it on a sandwich. There were a couple of surprises. Peanut butter on pickles surprised me - and I was surprised nobody suggested doing something with peanut butter and bacon.

20 Yummy Things Grand Junction Loves To Do With Peanut Butter

Here's a look at some of the responses to the question we recently asked on social media. You've got a jar of peanut butter but no bread- what's the next best thing to do with the peanut butter. By the time you finish reading the responses, you're likely going to be heading to the store to pick up a jar of your favorite peanut butter.

10 Foods You'll Be Shocked To Learn Are Better With Mustard

When you think of mustard, you immediately think of a condiment to spice up your hamburger, hotdog, or potato salad. But, it's time you discovered there are many more uses for mustard than you realize. You may be shocked when you see these 10 foods that are better with mustard.

Junk Food Weakness: Grand Junction Can't Resist These Junk Foods

From Doritos to chicken nuggets, Grand Junction can't resist these junk foods. Here are the junk foods that Grand Junction just can't resist.

More From Kool 107.9