Krema Nut Company

I’ve never liked peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Peanut butter is OK. Jelly is good on biscuits and pancakes. But together they make a mouthful of super-sweet mud. But I know my wife likes PB&Js, so, being the great husband that I am, I took her to Krema Nut Company in Columbus, Ohio. I thought, “Who knows? Maybe if it’s a really good peanut butter and jelly sandwich …”


Krema has been making peanut butter since 1898. The small store in the front of the factory building has windows where you can watch the process, but nothing was happening while we were there. We ordered “gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” Both of us got the Classic Old Timer with “a thick layer of our crunchy peanut butter, followed by a layer of strawberry preserves, and then topped with fresh sliced strawberries.”



The bread was fresh and good, but otherwise it was just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In other words, a cloying, thick mess of sloppy gunk. I sat next to a peanut bag signed by President Jimmy Carter.



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