PB&J no crust Are you kidding me?

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2008/01/22 11:06:37 (permalink)

PB&J no crust Are you kidding me?


Is it just me, or is this the ultimate in laziness and/or bad time management?

http://www.smuckers.com/fg/otg/uncrustables/faqs.asp

Is someone so "harried" that they can not take the time to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?????? I got an idea, get out of bed a minute and a half EARLIER!

The sad part of this is that there seems to be a market for it...



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    Ashphalt
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/22 11:15:47 (permalink)
    I see that as marketing to kids. Even if the commercials aren't overtly directed to them, some kids will see something like that and insist on having it. And some parents will cave.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/22 13:46:25 (permalink)
    They have had these around my area for years. They also make them with cheese.

    My reaction was the same as yours. It doesn't take any time to throw PB&J on bread.

    I can't see a big market for it, but they obviously keep selling, or they'd be off the market.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/23 20:57:12 (permalink)
    I could never understand why kids hated crusts. As a fat kid, I would have been upset that I was getting a smaller sandwich if someone cut off the crusts.

    on the lazy food, right up next to this PBJ pocket are Lunchables. Nothing says mom doesn't care like Lunchables.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/23 21:29:47 (permalink)
    I can see the new ad campaign now

    Lunchables for orphans and bastards
    Crustables. my mommy doesnt love me
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/23 22:02:43 (permalink)
    I do know someone that buys the crustables for sporting events because they come frozen and I think as they thaw there is less of a chance of bacteria vs. fresh
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    ann peeples
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 09:09:59 (permalink)
    Oh Lord, worrying about bacteria on a pbj??That is the ultimate paranoia.....
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 11:32:25 (permalink)
    We keep a few things like that around.

    Some might find their way into a 72 hour pack; others get used when I or my wife are home alone and feeding the baby and the 4 year old suddenly decides he is hungry.

    But we only keep a very few on hand, cause if he starts doing that kind of thing all the time we know it is for attention and make him wait til we are done feeding the baby.

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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 11:51:47 (permalink)
    Marketing hype aside, I don't think this product is a head-to-head competitor with packaged sliced fresh bread and peanut butter (or PB&J) sandwiches. It seems to be more along the lines of Pop Tarts/Hot Pockets/the old Buitoni Instant Pizza.

    The filling is completely enclosed within a round piece of some kind of bread-like substance that is made with a list of ingredients as long as your arm. None of these products I mentioned ever had a discernable crust. The other posters here mentioned some of the convenience foods-aspect of this product line. A big plus is the long shelf life in the freezer.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 19:42:24 (permalink)
    now technically neither pnut butter nor jelly need to be refridgerated, but bacteria doubles every 15 minutes at room temperature (a sexually thru binary fission if I remember correctly from culinary school)
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 19:49:56 (permalink)
    The whole concept of the uncrustable came about because most kids do tear off the crust of a peanut butter sandwich. Research bore that out and Smuckers is just marketing that advantage plus selling a ready made mom can just throw in the sack.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 20:06:49 (permalink)
    We almost never put our PB in the refrig, yet We never kept our jelly after it was opened outside of the refrig.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 20:20:43 (permalink)
    Yes, bacteria does do that-but only with certain foods.I am state certified in food handling, and pbj is NOT one to ever worry about.Great product, wonderful convenience for some, but to buy it to avoid bacteria is unfounded.I have always been curious about the grilled cheese version, and now I will buy it.Bon Appetit!!!
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 20:27:05 (permalink)
    I buy uncrustables only when they are on sale. They are not that bad, although I think its really hard to screw up a PBJ. They are good to keep in the freezer when I have an occassional craving for PB&J. I know it is just as easy and probably cheaper to make a PBJ myself, but I don't like to keep peanut butter in the house. I used to when I lived in NY, now I'm in FL (THE LAND OF BUGS!!!). After the first time I bought PB in Fl, I put it in the pantry like I did in NY. Well the next time I went for the PB, little buggies were all over the jar and I guess the heat down here made it really oily. No, I didn't eat it, it went in the trash. I know I could put the PB in the fridge but it gets really hard and dry in the fridge.

    Oh, and I don't remember what themepark it was(disney, seaworld etc...) but they had uncrustables in the kids meal served in the park.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 21:00:09 (permalink)
    desertdog

    It gets worse, smuckers has filed a lawsuit against Albie foods for infringement
    [url='http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/12406/?a=f']Smuckers Lawsuit[/url]

    Patenting a PB&J sandwich!!!
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 21:02:14 (permalink)
    I love Crustables! I buy them before Mountain Bike Races and endurance car races. They go down very easy, taste great and will give you a jolt of energy you need to get through a physically demanding sport.
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 21:05:46 (permalink)
    I only buy them if we're going on a trip and i can throw a couple in the cooler for squirt while we're on the road I don't eat them myself they gave me a sample at walmart and it tasted like something I make at home so no big whoop there lol :) They did give me a carrying case for them too !
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/24 21:08:32 (permalink)
    Some one please tell me...When did little kids stop making their own PB&J sandwiches ?
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/25 11:27:07 (permalink)
    Sad, isnt it? First sandwich I ever learned to make..
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/25 14:52:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by annpeeples

    Oh Lord, worrying about bacteria on a pbj??That is the ultimate paranoia.....
    Hey when you're in a stadium with 30,000 people...you can't be too careful
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/25 17:27:39 (permalink)
    That is what beer is for-at least the adults not to pass bacteria to the kids!
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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/26 03:45:34 (permalink)
    I've eaten them out of the vending machine at work and their alright. Its a PB&J for goodness sakes, so you know right away that its better tasting than those mystery meat hamburgers the machine offers.

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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/26 13:37:17 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Robearjr

    We almost never put our PB in the refrig, yet We never kept our jelly after it was opened outside of the refrig.


    Bacteria doesn't grow on jelly. Too much sugar. Mold will, but it takes a long time, it grows on the surface, and you can see it.

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    RE: PB&J no crust Are you kidding me? 2008/01/26 14:01:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MiamiDon

    quote:
    Originally posted by Robearjr

    We almost never put our PB in the refrig, yet We never kept our jelly after it was opened outside of the refrig.


    Bacteria doesn't grow on jelly. Too much sugar. Mold will, but it takes a long time, it grows on the surface, and you can see it.




    Very good Miami: Most folks do not know that. I discovered that early on in my career as a microbiologist and a immunohematologist and a medical lab tech.

    Regardless, I still do not consume anything left out in the open air for extended periods of time.

    http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2000-03/952573055.Mi.r.html

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