A so-called sandwich “hack” from the Food Network has left the internet confused.
A story from 2017 has resurfaced. The Food Network posted a video that featured food blogger Bev Weidner explaining her method for making peanut butter sandwiches.
“Behold the brilliant peanut butter hack you never knew you needed!” Food Network captioned the video, which has more than 18 million views since then.
The trick is to spread peanut butter on parchment paper, freeze it, then cut it into slices. Supposedly the hack reduces the mess and keeps her from ripping the slices of bread.
“There’s this whole convenience thing with sandwiches ― little slices of meat, slices of cheese, pickle slices,” Weidner asks, “Why aren’t there peanut butter slices?”
Naturally, several commenters had questions. Most pointed out that they didn't have a problem simply spreading peanut butter on the bread, which is much easier. One commenter joked that the tutorial finally offered a use for parchment paper.
On the other hand, one mentioned the hack could be “a fun activity” to do with the kids and “break out of the ordinary routine.” Others noted that the idea could come in handy when using soft bread and crunchy peanut butter and could minimize the mess.