When I Said I Didn’t Understand Uncrustables, My Facebook Friends Tried to Explain
I opened our freezer this weekend and saw something I never thought I would see in there. Staring me right in the face was a big 10 count box of Smucker's Uncrustables. I did not buy it, however, the woman I live with did. She was gone for the weekend, so I couldn't ask her why in the world she would have bought frozen, round peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
If you aren't familiar with these things, here's a commercial from 2003 that might refresh your memory.
When I shared the photo of the Uncrustables on Facebook, I wrote that I don't understand why these are a thing, because I'd rather just wait the 3 minutes to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich than the 30 to 60 minutes to thaw one out. You have to keep them frozen until you're ready to eat them and you can't microwave them to thaw them out. I can make a pizza in less time than it takes to thaw one out.
Judging by the comments from friends, I had the minority opinion on Uncrustables.
Josh Lehan was a little on the fence about how he felt about them saying, "They’re good, and individually wrapped. It does seem like a waste for something you can easily make on your own, though"
Elizabeth Cromwell says, "I love eating them frozen on a hot day." and she wasn't the only one who said they eat them frozen. So I tried one without thawing it. It tasted like a bland frozen piece of bread with hard jelly inside in it. Blech.
But Mark Keisman final made me understand why Uncrustables are so popular. "They were made to throw in a lunch bag in the morning," he wrote. Okay, I guess that makes sense, but I still don't understand what makes that better than an actual PB&J in your lunch bag.
My girlfriend Michele, who was out hiking the day I found these also replied. "They are great when you are hiking, Jeffrey!!" Fine then. Enjoy Michele. I'm going to stick to the real deal.
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