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How to make a peanut butter and jelly: Is there a right way?

Apparently, different methods are very, very divisive.
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A classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be made in dozens of different ways.VelP / Shutterstock
/ Source: TODAY

Twitter has become the platform for people to express their opinions about issues that are both serious and silly. Many times, those not-so-serious opinions are about food.

With National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day just around the corner (it's April 2, by the way), it's time to revive an age-old debate about the absolute best way to make a PB&J because, apparently, there are a lot of different ways to spread peanut butter and jelly on bread.

Back in 2018, Lexie Ebensberger asked the Twitterverse a simple question: "What is the proper way to make a PB & J?"

Should one spread on the peanut butter, then jelly on the same slice before closing the sandwich? Or do you spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the jelly on the other?

Tweeters had plenty to say — the original post currently has nearly 9,000 retweets, 245,000 likes and over 650 comments. And people are still commenting.

Some provided photo guides in support of spreading the spreads separately.

Others called some methods "barbaric."

Some people said the trick to a non-soggy sandwich is putting peanut butter on both slices of bread and then spreading the jelly in the middle.

For those who prefer jelly on top of peanut butter, one tweeter suggested loading up both sides for an extra ooey gooey treat.

Then, someone brought up "the real debate": grape jelly or strawberry jam?

So is there really only one proper way to make a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? We're not sure if we'll ever know the truth.

In meantime, there are so many other food dilemmas to debate, like how to properly remove eggs from the carton, or whether it's ever OK to put mayo in coffee (that's a hard no on this end) and even the correct way to slice toast.