Peanut butter and jelly are given new spins at these Toronto businesses
April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, so what better time to sample some of Toronto's hottest takes on the household combination that's more creative than between two pieces of bread?
Here's where to find inventive iterations of this treat around Toronto.
What's better than a PB&J sandwich? An ice cream PB&J sandwich, naturally.
This beloved combo is one of the few flavours found on Ernie's menu year-round. It features two peanut butter cookies surrounding a slab of cinnamon toast ice cream with housemade raspberry jam.
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to eat ice cream in a cone, there's Toms Dairy Freeze.
Here, the combination of peanut butter and jam can be created by rolling a blue raspberry-dipped cone in chopped peanuts, then drizzling it with peanut butter. Or top a peanut butter-dipped sundae with strawberry topping. Both are a little messy but it worked for us, at least.
This modern Euro-Asian bakery is a croissanterie that produces at least 20 variations of the pastry. Demonstrating that peanut butter and jelly also pairs well with puffy croissants, their mouthwatering cream-filled PB&J is one of their bestsellers.
Love milkshakes? You won't want to miss out on Holy Chuck's peanut butter and jelly icy treat.
All the handspun drinks contain 95 per cent ice cream and 5 per cent whole milk. Plus, their burgers are pretty amazing too if you're looking for more to fill up on.
We'll take this PB&J ice cream-soaked French toast for brunch any day. This work of art by Beaumont Kitchen can be found on their brunch menu and features seasonal fruit compote, peanut butter mousse and maple syrup.
For anyone looking for a more nutritious healthy treat but with the same indulgent flavours of peanut butter and jelly, these mighty raw energy balls from Kupfert & Kim are a perfect choice.
Donning an attention-grabbing organic red dye, they contain raspberries, peanut butter, dates, raisins, almonds, organic lucuma and sea salt.
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