I don’t like PB&J sandwiches. I remember having a PB&J on the beach one day as a three- or four-year-old and getting a headache. After that, I turned against the sandwich (much to the chagrin of my parents, I’m sure—it’s such an easy go-to and sucks to have to abandon it as an option for packed lunches). These days, I prefer peanut butter and ham sandwiches—maybe with some pickles or chili crisp or both. So I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of tasting the new PB&J snacks from Bobo’s. But it’s my job to taste food without bias. I put aside my peanut butter & jelly opinions and gave Bobo’s new shelf-stable “sandwiches” a try. Here’s what I thought about the new soft baked PB&J snacks from Bobo’s.
- Bobo’s PB&J Grape
Look, I’ll just cut to the chase: I loved it! If all PB&J sandwiches tasted like this I would have them for lunch every day. It’s just so much better than a standard PB&J. Plus, it’s made with whole grain oats and it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and kosher. So, you’re pretty much covered, whatever your dietary needs. It’s so moist and gooey. It tastes like oatmeal cookie dough sandwiched around a not-too-thick smear of tangy, fruity jam. The flavors meld together perfectly. I know that sounds wild—to confirm that peanut butter and grape jelly go well together—but this is the first real proof of it that I’ve experienced. There’s something about the sweetness and nuttiness of the “bun” and the tartness of jelly that work even better than peanut butter, jelly, and bread. As a kid or adult, this would be quite a treat to find in your lunchbox. Do yourself and your progeny a favor and buy a big pack of these. The only negative? It’s very sticky. But that’s a small price to pay for such a tasty snack.
Credit: Liv Averett / Bobo’s