National Peanut Butter Day 2020: Peanut Butter Deals at Walmart, Target and More

Today, January 24, is National Peanut Butter Day, which celebrates the classic American spread found in the cupboards of homes across the country and the world.

While there is evidence that ancient Inca Indians in South America may have been the first to have ground peanuts to create a butter, the late American physician Dr. John Kellogg is believed to have been the first to create peanut butter back in 1895, according to the National Peanut Board.

Others say it was first developed by another doctor in St. Louis, who was believed to have dished out a version of peanut butter as a protein substitute to elder patients who couldn't chew meat.

Peanut butter was first introduced to the world at the St Louis World's Fair in 1904 and later became a key source of protein for soldiers during the first two world wars. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were also made popular by the U.S. Army, who consumed them for sustenance during the Second World War.

Today, peanut butter is among the most popular food items in the U.S., raking in around $850 million in retail sales annually.

As the nation celebrates the classic spread, we round up some of the best peanut butter deals and special offers available.

Peanut Butter Deals

The Foundry Bakehouse and Deli in Albion, Michigan, has added some new peanut butter-inspired snacks to its menu, including peanut butter cookies and peanut butter bars, as well as salted peanut marshmallow bars. The new sweet treats will be available until January 25.

Bag a case of twelve 16 oz jars of organic peanut butter from Once Again for $92.18 (reduced from $110.62) at Walmart.

But a 36 count box of Jif-To-Go Creamy Peanut Butter for $18.64 (reduced from $23.30) at Walmart.

Get a box of 12 Betty Lous Protein Plus Nut Butter Balls bars for $29.81 (reduced from $38.88) at Walmart.

Enjoy a six-pound loaf of Old Fashion peanut butter fudge for $65 (reduced from $78) at Walmart.

The Pinehurst on Providence in Charlotte, North Carolina, is offering visitors a "peanut butter treat" on January 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day.

Get either a 14.8 oz bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis for $4.99 (reduced from $5.89) or an 18 oz family size bag of Reese's Crunchy Cookie miniature peanut butter cups for $4.99 (reduced from $5.59) at Target.

Buy an 18.4 oz family size bag of M&M's peanut butter chocolate candies for $4.99 at Target.

Instacart is offering $5 off any purchases of $22 or more of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Whipped Topping. The offer is valid from January 24 to February 2.

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Jars of peanut butter are offered for sale at Armitage Produce on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images
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