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May 14th, 2001

The Uncrustables

If you’re like me, you might think that the kids have it pretty good nowadays. They get cell phones before they’re 10, they have computers from day one on, and of course, they have Jackass.

But if you want real proof that kids have it good, check out this thing from Smuckers: Uncrustables. It’s a prepackaged peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the crust already removed! Now, I know it’s temptuously easy to just purchase a prepackaged food item, but come on – how long does it take to make a PB&J sandwich?

What is also scary about this product is that it’s frozen. Yep – you buy it hard as a brick, and just let it thaw over the course of the day (from lunch packing time to lunch eating time.) The thing looks really scary, but I think it says a lot more about what’s going on in the world today. Heck, when we don’t have time to make a sandwich – arguably one of the simplest things to make – we might want to rethink this stuff. -pm

Posted in Food and Beverage

Sissy October 1, 2006, 4:14 am

I found these things at Costco and they are a life saver. I’m in nursing school so I’m usually there from 8am to about 5 or 6pm. These things make the perfect lunch and the peanut butter really fills me up. Who says they’re just for kids?

PAMom April 23, 2007, 3:31 pm

As a Mom of a child with a peanut allergy, I think these are a great invention. Restaurants that serve these do not need to have preparation areas that get cross contaminated with peanut butter. They just serve them prepackaged leaving making it safer for my son to eat out. It works for me!

... May 8, 2008, 8:37 pm

they had the grilled cheese ones at my middle school today… disgusting!
one sandwich (3.5 oz.) had half the daily reccomdended amount of staurated fat and sodium, plus 310 calories and trans fat. the ingrediants list was about two pages long, and loaded with additives and preservitives. think about that the next time you feed these to your kids…
they were extremely disgusting too. an accquantince noted that if an egde of the “bread” was bitten off and the sandwich was squeezed, the sandwich in question would excrete about a quarter of a cup of neon-orange oil-like liquid.
and now, a closing question: is it really that hard to make a sandwich to begin with?

hippygranma May 16, 2008, 3:12 pm

When I was raising my kids 20 years ago I ground my own flour, made my own bread and granola, grew my own organic vegetables. My kids almost never had candy or soada or junk food and got sick maybe twice. Now my grandchildren eat horrible things like frozen pb&j and corn dogs and are sick all the time. it drives me crazy. What’s the point of eating food-like substances? To make corporations rich?

JP September 18, 2008, 5:15 pm

My son loves them and that’s all that matters.

Jenny November 16, 2008, 4:21 am

I was just eating an Uncrastable about a minute ago and i think they are quite good, i mean i understand its not hard to make a sandwich, but convenience is a good thing in a modern worl such as our own, people are so preoccupied with other things maybe they just dont have time to make a sandwich. I just wished uncrustables used Jif peanut butter instead of smuckers, Jif is the best. and those sandwiches are kind of a pain in the but when you want one right away, and people always expect that you’ll eat those so they neglect to buy normal peanut butter and jelly, which results in me waiting about an hour to eat a sandwich which is really inconvenient, or eating a half thawed sandwoch because i didnt feel like wiating the whole time.

dadzgrl76 August 2, 2010, 9:21 pm


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