Peanut Butter. Lettuce. And Mayonnaise.
Some may turn their nose up at it, but if you tried it, things would be different. The crunch of the lettuce, the tang of the mayo, the smoothness of the peanut butter. Wow, I’m instantly 8 again whenever I have that sandwich.
I don’t know who invented it, or how it came to be, but that combination is one of the most magical things in the world.
Maybe your kids have some weird favorites too. I know summer has just started, but back-to-school is around the corner, and if lunch time planning always gets you down, maybe now is the time to start mixing in some fun new sandwich ideas to put in rotation for the fall.
So I made some of the internet’s oddest sandwich combinations of all time and taste tested (almost) all of them:
It’s like the whipped part of the sugar / butter blend when you’re baking – on a sandwich. So good. So terrible. My babysitter used to make these for us when I was little. True story.
PEANUT BUTTER AND BACON
I had a maple bacon donut at a boutique shop last week. This is that. It sounds weird, but peanut butter is pretty salty on its own, so the bacon brings that out.
PEANUT BUTTER AND TOMATO
It’s not that bad. You get the feeling that peanut butter makes everything okay.
JAM AND CHEESE
Another childhood fave of mine. Sweet and creamy. Even better when it’s been in your lunch bag all day and the cheese gets melty.
CHEESE AND MIRACLE WHIP
This is an offering from my wife. I had a bite to taste test it, she finished it off. The cheese and Miracle Whip just play off each other adding extra tanginess and creaminess.
PEANUT BUTTER AND PICKLES
This pregnancy craving staple stands up a man’s tastebuds. It’s tangy, crunchy, smooth, and sweet. I’d eat this.
PEANUT BUTTER AND ONION
I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t even slice the onion to make it. So wrong.
CREAMED CORN AND PEANUT BUTTER
The smell made me gag. I hate creamed corn as a side dish. I took a bite and had to spit it out.. then the lingering taste made me take another bite. Sounds/smells disgusting, but is actually something I would eat, maybe.
BOLOGNA MAYO AND COTTAGE CHEESE
The cottage cheese sounds funky, but it just adds a little texture, it’s too bland to add any real taste. Not half bad.
Peanut Butter, lettuce, and mayonnaise. A classic. Creamy, crunchy, tangy goodness. This will always get my blue ribbon as the greatest sandwich of all time. Always.
BANANA AND MIRACLE WHIP
In your head there’s no way on earth you’d make it, in your mouth it makes sense. If you think about it, bananas are tangy. so is Miracle Whip. It works.
ITALIAN BREAD AND CHOCOLATE BAR
It’s as simple as taking a slice of italian bread and wrapping it around your favorite chocolate bar. Those Europeans spread Nutella on their toast, this is that.
What do you think? Did I tackle your favorite? What would you add to the list?
my fave sandwich as a margarine, iceberg lettuce and bologna sandwich made by my dad when I was in elementary school. makes sense because he liked to eat Ritz crackers with Tin Roof ice cream
My husband is from northern England and over there, there are several sandwiches that are a “thing.”.
Take piping hot chips (as in fish and chips) from a fish and chip shop and place them in a large, soft white buttered bun. Slather with salt and vinegar or HP sauce. This is an amazing sandwich!
Take what we call potato chips (Brits call them crisps) and place them in a sandwich. The flavour of crisps is your call; plain salted ones are classic, salt and vinegar ones are pretty good too I hear, but their crisp flavours of cheese and onion, smoky bacon or roast chicken are really tasty. I never got into this type of sandwich. 🙂
But I love Marmite, and cheese and Marmite sandwiches are really good. The cheddar needs to be really sharp though for it to work. Also, cheddar and Branston pickle sandwiches are a classic British thing. North Americans are often turned off by the sight of Branston pickle as looking like chunky brown sludge; I say to them…just try it!