In almost any peanut butter commercial, someone will be making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and they always use smooth peanut butter for it.
This is not acceptable.
For starters, a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich is made on either sourdough bread or pumpernickel. Keep that ridiculous spongy white Wonder Bread away from me. I feel the same way about grilled cheese sandwiches, but that’s a different prompt altogether. Anyway, you start with a good sourdough bread or pumpernickel. Then, one one piece of bread, you spread Jif Extra Crunchy peanut butter. Only Jif, and only Extra Crunchy. You need texture for a good sandwich, and it keeps it from sticking to the roof of your mouth while you’re eating. On the other slice of bread, you spread Smuckers’ Blackberry Jam. I will also accept Smuckers’ Black Raspberry-Blackberry Jam, but no strawberry and no grape. You want a thin layer, so that when you bite into it, it doesn’t spill out and stain your clothes. Press both slices together, slice in half, serve with a small handful of plain potato chips. Anything aside from this is not a proper sandwich. I’m sure this will anger the “Smooth Only” contingent or the “Strawberry/Grape Jelly Only” contingent, but I will not yield in this. I’ve been eating my PB & J sandwiches like this since I was a kid, and whenever I want to revisit that childhood or remember when I was a little kid, that’s what I have.