This time around I’ll be reviewing Smucker’s Uncrustables, which are available at many stores in your frozen food section, and on Amazon Prime at the link below.
Amazon Prime only has these available in the strawberry flavor. There’s also a grape flavor out there which I like better, but the strawberry is okay. An Uncrustable is basically a crustless, circular peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, which is frozen, and then you thaw it out for about forty-five minutes and it’s good to go. If I have one of these and I take it with me on the train to work, by the time I get there, it’s ready to eat. They come four to a package, and a package is $2.99 on Amazon. You might find them for as much as four dollars or four-fifty in some grocery stores. A picture of one of the individual sandwiches is below.
Health-wise, an Uncrustable is pretty good. Total fat content is thirteen percent, and saturated fat is nine percent. Sodium content is ten percent. All of those are right in the wheelhouse of what I shoot for in those categories. Simply put, there’s nothing really objectionable to be found about an Uncrustable. The thought behind it and the execution of it is like something I might have come up with in elementary school, and I mean that as a compliment. The crusts, the part of the sandwich that most people don’t like, are done away with, and the peanut butter to jelly ratio is perfect. Not only that, because of the circular design, the toppings are safely inside and have no danger of leaking out until you bite into it.
Smucker’s came up with something really well thought out here, and, after trying this for the first time, I knew it was going to come into my regular rotation as a staple. I enthusiastically recommend this product. It hearkens back to an earlier time in my life, when Mom packed my lunch for me and a PB and J was almost always going to be in there. Those days may be fading ever further into the past, but seeing and tasting something like this always makes me a little nostalgic, and never fails to brighten my day.