"It's all about convenience," said William McGlynn, a food science professor and part of the team that worked on the project for the past three years at the Stillwater, Oklahoma, school.
"The kids can make their own peanut butter sandwiches without making a mess," McGlynn said.
The peanut butter comes individually wrapped in plastic sheets, like sliced cheese. A package of 16 one-ounce slices is expected to cost about $2.50 and start selling soon in Wal-Mart stores in Oklahoma and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, McGlynn said.
Institutional customers, such as school cafeterias, also have expressed interest in uniform portions, he added.
Only creamy peanut butter will be available at first, but McGlynn said researchers were hard at work on crunchy slices.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the easiest thing to make and this takes all the fun out of making them. PB&J sandwiches are the first thing you learn to make on your own. PB&J sandwiches make me think of happy childhood memories. Why are they going and ruining an already good thing?! WHY GOD WHY?!