50 People Try to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are too easy to mess up, right? Watch as 50 people try their best to make a classic PB&J. Like the knives you see in this video? Grab your own set at https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/brand/epicurious/4589/?ta=typeahead&ml=v2

Released on 10/24/2018

Transcript

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PB and J short for peanut butter and jelly,
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one of the most classic American cuisines in the canon.
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Just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? (laughs)
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It was always like the sad sandwich
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that you got on field trips.
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I've actually never eaten a peanut butter
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and jelly sandwich before.
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Are there people who don't know how to do that?
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Okay I'm about to tell y'all
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how this goes down with the PB and J.
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First question always is
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what kind of bread would you like?
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Looks like I've got a white bread,
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whole wheat bread, and a sprouted bread.
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I can't eat any of this 'cause it has gluten in it.
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Okay.
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This one reminds me of childhood.
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A PB and J should be on white bread.
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These are too healthy and not good.
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Peanut butter and jelly has to be made,
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it has to be made, on good, good white bread.
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The white bread is the more classic,
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the wheat is if your parents are, like.
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This looks really healthy.
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The great debate: crunchy or creamy?
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Always go with creamy.
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This may get me divorced, but I'm kinda a crunchy guy.
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I'm all about the texture here.
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I'm gonna pick the organic peanut butter,
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because I'm a classy bitch.
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Oh this is crunchy organic peanut butter, gross.
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Trying to get all the corners.
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Because you should always challenge yourself.
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And I think there's always a great debate,
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do you put peanut butter on both sides or just one?
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This is such an American thing, right?
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We're gonna go in with a spoon.
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It gives it a good, even spread the fastest way.
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Spread it nice and even.
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Not bad, pretty good coverage.
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It's like the thickness of like a penny.
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It smells really good.
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Grape jelly is the way to make a PB and J.
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Strawberry's obviously the way to go.
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Strawberry, my favorite.
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Ooh, grape.
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Classic, grape jelly.
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Apricot?
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Ooh, this looks good.
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Dab it in various parts of the sandwich.
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Right.
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You don't want any of those bites
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where it's either just jelly or just peanut butter.
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I like it sweet.
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Then you have to edge to edge the situation.
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PB, meet J.
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Flip.
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Flip it.
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Close it up.
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And you absolutely have to slice it.
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Right down the middle.
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(classical music)
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Yeah I'm cutting off the crust.
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Slice 'em at a diagonal.
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(classical music)
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At an angle.
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And you have to cut it in triangles.
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'Cause the other way is just lame.
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(classical music)
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It's scientifically proven that
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diagonally cut sandwiches taste better.
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(sped up music)
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And this is how you make a PB and J.
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You want it to be a nice, sturdy white bread, okay?
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Grape jelly, creamy peanut butter.
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I think a good peanut butter and jelly
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needs 50% peanut butter, 50% jelly.
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I'm a little more on the maximum side here
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of peanut butter and jelly, so,
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and you have to go all the way to the edges, right?
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Nothing worse than a peanut butter and jelly
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where everything's stuck in the center.
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And a fair amount of jelly, right?
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All the way to the edges.
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I'm using a spoon for this.
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I always find the spoon's a little easier.
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Jelly tends to slide off of a knife.
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And all I do here, put 'em together.
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A nice, simple, diagonal cut.
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See how it's kind of oozing out?
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That's what I wanna see for the perfect
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peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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There's a lot of different options
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for peanut butter and jelly, have fun with it.
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Enjoy your peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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I want a bite.
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(classical music)
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First bite ever.
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A little over-hyped, but not too bad.
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That's not too bad.
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(classical music)