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The Birth of Peanut Butter

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter charts the birth of peanut butter and the peanut butter industry in the United States. Peanut butter began as an upper-class food: guests at turn-of-the-twentieth-century health ... More


Where Are the Peanut Butters of Yesteryear?

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0019
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines peanut butter brands which have disappeared from the U.S. market. The varieties of peanut butter available have expanded in recent years, but the peanut butter industry, like ... More


Peter Pan: “Improved by Hydrogenation”

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter charts the history of the Peter Pan brand of peanut butter and the hydrogenation process. The 1920s saw progress in the peanut butter industry with the introduction of hydrogenation. ... More


“You Mean It’s Not Good for Me?”

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines health concerns regarding peanut butter. In the late 1980s, peanut butter's abiding popularity was demonstrated by the appearance of stores exclusively devoted to selling ... More


The Peanut Butter Crisis of 1980

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the peanut butter crisis of 1980. The year 1980 was the worst one peanut farmers had seen for two generations. In late August 1980, Roger Knapp, director of commodity ... More


Skippy on Top

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on how the Skippy brand of peanut butter became the market leaders in the peanut butter industry in the United States. After World War II, Skippy cemented its dominance in the ... More


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