Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sammy Sosa Creates the Nation's Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich

11 year old Samuel Sosa of Riverside, California is the winner of the Sixth Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. His unique recipe earned Samuel a $25,000 college scholarship fund! Samuel was inspired by a Chinese fortune cookie to create his Crunchy Chinese Fortune Cookie Sandwich. His sandwich is made with Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, celery and apple on wheat bread crimped into the shape of a fortune cookie. The fortune cookie sandwiches are served with a dipping sauce of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, sesame oil and chili powder.

The five finalists put their creativity to the test and debuted their peanut butter sandwiches for a panel of judges at the Culinary Loft in the New York City’s Soho area. The four runners-up each received a $2,500 college scholarship fund and a Jif gift basket.

Kelsey, 11, Mountainville, NY – Peanut Butter Butterfly Panwiches
Charlie, 9, Hillsborough, NC – Jif Peanut Butter Club
Ian, 12, Shrewsbury, PA – Monstwich
Matt, 11, McMinnville, OR – P-Nutty Chicken Wrap

The Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest encourages parents to foster creativity in their children and brings parents and children together. Parents and children from across the United States submitted peanut butter sandwich recipes from August through November. Those recipes underwent an initial round of judging based on creativity, nutritional balance, taste, appearance and ease of preparation. The final judging event represents the five top scores from the combination of a preliminary round of judging and a nationwide online vote. The five finalists with the highest point totals overall participated in the March 20 event to compete for a $25,000 scholarship fund, Jif gift basket and the national most creative peanut butter sandwich title.

1 comment:

godzilla20061995 said...

hi my name is branden this recipe is the bom. when i tride it out i gave some to my teachers they loved it. p.s i gave all the credit to sammy sosa