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Author Topic: I donn't know if people think I'm a numpty or not - but today I was told that...  (Read 668 times)

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...Peanut Butter is NOT an American invention...Quite the opposite! I was told today that in fact it dates back 1,000 years or maybe even more...and that it was your Incas and Aztecs who invented Peanut Butter!

Now, I have a very great admiration for the Incas and Aztecs. And I also love Peanut Butter sarnies. But should I believe what I am told by an acquaintance? Or not?

Did the Incas and Aztecs really invent Peanut Butter?


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For starters, modern peanut butter was invented by a Canadian, Marcellus Gilmore Edson, although the Aztecs were mashing peanuts into a paste way before that.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1222585 (apologies for the link to mobile version!)

So, you're a bit of a numpty, but we forgive you  8)

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For starters, modern peanut butter was invented by a Canadian, Marcellus Gilmore Edson, although the Aztecs were mashing peanuts into a paste way before that.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1222585 (apologies for the link to mobile version!)

So, you're a bit of a numpty, but we forgive you  8)

Well, I can't see much difference between Aztecs spreading peanut paste on their sarnies and Americans slathering peanut butter on anything that moves. It's the Aztecs who had the idea first and that's what counts to me.

Mind you, I must say your link about peanut butter was more than a bit of an eye-opener. I particularly like these three little known tasty facts...

   It takes a staggering 540 peanuts to make one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

   An average American child eats 1,500 PB&J sandwiches (ie Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches - aka Peanut Butter and Jam sarnies in English) between starting kindergarten to graduating from high school.

   More than half of the American yearly peanut crop goes into making peanut butter.

I will happily be the first to admit that Americans have done far more than anybody in the world to make peanut butter the global delight it has become - but maybe that also explains why American kids are such roly-poly obese monsters?

Plus the fact that their equally roly-poly American moms are forever stuffing their kids with snacks such as Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip pancakes...followed by Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt lollies...and topped off with plate-loads of Peanut Butter cupcakes...Oh to be English! I think I'll stick to my drool-worthy daily deep fried Mars bar.
« Last Edit: 19 September, 2017, 03:46:55 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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