I stopped in at the Nutropolitan Museum of Art yesterday after receiving an invite to the event and seeing it discussed in several city papers earlier this week. How could I not, once I heard that everyone in attendance would take home a free jar of Peanut Butter & Company PB and better yet, that jar would be matched by one jar donated to the Food Bank for New York City?!

While at the “museum,” I snapped a few photos of some of my favorite pieces of peanut butter art on display. A few more details about the artsy and funny meals above (and even a nutrition-minded, option or two, although many are better for looking at than tasting):

  • Pizzelle Perfect: Pizzelle waffle cookies layered with peanut butter and topped with berries
  • Nuts for the Beach: White bread with peanut butter, tiny crabs, seaweed, brown sugar “sand” and starfruit starfish
  • Starry Sandwich: An artfully cut honey peanut butter on toasted brioche, topped with starfruit
  • Don’t Be Afraid: An inside-out PB&J of sorts—with the J outside. Arachibutyrophobia (spelled out in Alpha-Bits) means “a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth,” according to Dictionary.com.
  • Peanuptual Agreement: White bread, smooth peanut butter, vanilla buttercream icing and sprinkles
  • You Say Tomato: Red and green tomatoes sandwiched between peanut butter-coated sourdough
  • Sandwich Artist: A PB&J palette with strawberry jam, apricot preserves, mint jelly and smooth, chocolate and spicy peanut butter

Here’s a fun peanut quiz full of tidbits I learned at the event and in the “literature” distributed. Answers will be listed at the end of the post…so don’t peek ahead! ;)

  1. How many peanut farmers were elected to the U.S. presidency?
  2. True or false: More people prefer crunchy peanut butter than smooth.
  3. To create one 16-ounce jar of peanut butter, how many nuts would you need?
  4. Do more people put on the peanut butter or the jelly on first when crafting a PB&J?

To up the ante on the Healthful Bites 200th Post giveaway (wait, you mean you haven’t entered yet? Go now! You have until Friday.) the winner will not only get a 6-pack of workout DVDs, but will also receive the jar of Old Fashioned Smooth peanut butter.

Finally, the trivia answers!

  1. Two. Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson.
  2. True. Sixty percent of people opt for crunchy PB, when given the choice.
  3. 747 nuts!
  4. Ninety-six percent smear on the PB before the J.

What’s the greatest peanut butter creation you’ve ever made?

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