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Brilliant Canadian foods the whole world loves

Lovefood Logo By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth of Lovefood | Slide 3 of 31: Peanut butter is a favorite spread of people around the world, but few know it was originally patented by a Canadian. In 1884 Montreal pharmacist Marcellus Gilmore Edson created a peanut paste candy that could be enjoyed by people who couldn’t chew other treats. Today peanut butter is a staple of the Canadian diet, although the popularity of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a school lunch has faded over concerns about childhood peanut allergies.

Peanut butter

Peanut butter is a favorite spread of people around the world, but few know it was originally patented by a Canadian. In 1884 Montreal pharmacist Marcellus Gilmore Edson created a peanut paste candy that could be enjoyed by people who couldn’t chew other treats. Today peanut butter is a staple of the Canadian diet, although the popularity of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a school lunch has faded over concerns about childhood peanut allergies.

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