America loves peanut butter. The country spends nearly $800 million a year on it. The average child in the U.S. gulps down 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school.
In 1959 the FDA launched an 'assault on inferior peanut butters' against the Peanut Butter Manufacturers of America. The story behind the resulting 'Peanut Butter Hearings' is actually much stickier.