Use The Jam Pocket Method For A Better Drip-Free Peanut Butter And Jam

I grew up making peanut butter and jam sandwiches (PB&Js) using the simplest method possible. Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread, spread the jam on the other side and combine. The problem with that is the jam can make the bread soggy and can leak out after you take a bite. Reddit user ChickenMcFail uses a trick I call the "Jam Pocket Method".

Basically, what you're doing is spreading a light layer of peanut butter over both sides and then creating a peanut butter "ridge" on one slice. Add the jam to into the pocket formed by the ridge and add the other slice on top. The peanut butter keeps the sandwich from getting soggy and as long as you don't squeeze the middle of the sandwich you shouldn't have any leaks.

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    I have a drip-free method. It's called a plate

      Methinks it still drips. Just not on the floor.

    I will never understand the widespread popularity of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in America. It's such a bizarre and disgusting mix of flavours. I mean, I like peanut butter, and I like jam (or "jelly"), but then I also like hawaiian pizza as well as chocolate -- doesn't mean I want to combine them.

    But then, this is the same country that puts "Marshmallow Fluff" on sandwiches. America is weird.

      A Hawaiian pizza follows the same logic - salty/sweet...

      Yeah, instead you put eggs on Pizza -_-

        You may feel the same way about custard and chicken schnitzels. You would be wrong.

          In reply to Max. Apologies

    The Aussie variant: peanut butter and honey, sometimes on a single slice of toasted bread, rather than sandwich style. I think it's an infinitely tastier combination of flavours and textures. But then I'm biased.

    Peanut butter goes with everything:
    - jam (eating just this right now)
    - honey
    - honey + cheese
    - sweet potato (baked)
    - ice cream
    - mixed with a bit of hot water as a sauce with rice
    - with a spoon

    I really like peanut butter

      Bacon also goes with anything.

      I wonder... Peanut Butter and Bacon....hmmmmmm

    i think at the end of the day we can just agree that Peanuts go with everything and are awesome.

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