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Grilled cheese beats peanut butter & jelly.

Agree. Grilled cheese is a meal. Peanut butter & jelly is a snack. A dessert at best.

Disagree. PB&J has a far more diversified taste profile of sweet and savory. It's far more representative of a full meal.

Yeah but you can't go to a restaurant and order a PB&J. On the flip side, you can order a grilled cheese at almost any American-fare style restaurant.

Yeah the PB&J might be less common as a menu item but that doesn't make it any less desirable. In fact it's a dish that people make when they're too lazy to go to a restaurant because it's SO easy and wonderful.

Fine but a grilled cheese is just as easy. You take two pieces of bread, you take some cheese. You throw it on a frying pan for 10 minutes. Done. It doesn't get any simpler.

Fine but you're still technically "cooking" something to make a grilled cheese. You don't have to cook a PB&J. You just crap some bread and spread on the ingredients.

Ok not quite. Because if you keep your peanut butter in the fridge it's probably really hard and hard to spread. That means you need to nuke the peanut butter or toast the bread to get the PB to the right consistency. 

OK but that still takes less time than a grilled cheese. Plus a grilled cheese has more cholesterol because of the butter and cheese. 

Sure but sugar from jam and peanut butter is better? They're both bad meals. At least with grilled cheese you're getting way more variety. There are far more cheeses than there are jams or...jellies.

Sure but cheese also means you have to eat the sandwich soon after making it. With PB&J you can take the sandwich on the go, wait several hours and it will still be good. No refrigeration required.  

But eating a PB&J in public is kind of embarrassing for an adult. A grilled cheese is a standard meal for people over 10 years old.

But really no one is looking at what you're eating and you should eat whatever tastes good. And in this scenario PB&J tastes gooder (pretend that's a word) than grilled cheese.


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