Peanut Butter and Jelly Survey: Jif, Smucker’s Named Favorite Brands

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, a holiday that recognizes a classic American sandwich. People have been enjoying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for decades. But everyone’s idea of the perfect pb&j might be a bit different. What are people’s favorite types of peanut butter and jelly? And how often do they enjoy these classic sandwiches?

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Eating Habits

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 4% of respondents said they eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day. 12% eat them a few times per week. 14% said they eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches about once a week. 17% eat them a few times per month. 12% eat them just about once per month. 27% said they rarely ever eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And just 15% never eat them.

Those who enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches often have different ways of making them. In general, 55% of respondents said they like their sandwiches with equal parts peanut butter and jelly. 29% like more peanut butter than jelly on their sandwiches. And 16% would rather have more jelly than peanut butter.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

62% of respondents said they prefer creamy peanut butter to crunchy peanut butter. 30% prefer crunchy peanut butter. And 11% enjoy extra crunchy peanut butter. On the jelly side, 43% said that grape jelly is their favorite. 42% prefer strawberry jelly. 19% like raspberry jelly. And 9% enjoy other flavors.

In terms of brands, 41% of respondents selected Jif as their favorite brand of peanut butter. 35% prefer Skippy peanut butter. And 22% like Peter Pan brand. As far as jelly is concerned, 45% said that Smucker’s is their favorite brand. 42% prefer Welch’s jelly. 10% named Knott’s as their favorite brand of jelly. And 8% have other favorites like organic or store brands.

PB&J Opinions

Overall, 72% of respondents said they enjoy eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And 61% think that they can be at least somewhat healthy. But pb&j’s don’t necessarily have to be healthy for people to enjoy them. If anything, many choose to eat them because they can be quick, easy and transportable. 84% of respondents agree that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are convenient.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Peanut Butter & Jelly from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on April 1 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.