Food - Drink
The Foolproof Method For Preventing Soggy PB&Js
By JEN PENG
The classic PB&J sandwich is a classic staple in lunch boxes, since they can be made ahead and don't need to be refrigerated. However, one common pitfall is that the longer your sandwich sits before you eat it, the soggier it gets; here's how to prevent that and keep your PB&J's as tasty as possible.
PB&Js get soggy when the jelly soaks through the bread, since most of us follow the classic method of spreading peanut butter on one slice and jelly on the other, then sticking them together. For a better way, try spreading peanut butter on both slices of bread first, then spreading on the jelly.
With this method, the peanut butter forms a protective barrier between the jelly and the bread. Reddit users also suggest mixing the peanut butter and jelly together or toasting the bread first; for a twist on PB&J that will never be soggy, cook it like it’s a grilled cheese sandwich for a crispy outside.