Goober is disgusting

Janyce-Monique Johnson, Columnist

Many of us grew up eating sandwiches of many kinds, but the most prevalent was peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and jelly is the simplest sandwich one can make with only three ingredients (bread, jelly, peanut butter) and the quickest assembly time. You would think there wouldn’t be a need to simplify it.

Well, someone somewhere in the world must have thought that getting one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly was too arbitrary, and thus the most horrible creation was born: Smucker’s Goober. Goober is a two-in-one jar that has peanut butter and grape or strawberry jelly. When you first open the jar, you can clearly see the divide between the two, and it doesn’t seem like it would be too horrible. However, as you dip your butter knife into it, the two spreads start to mix and mold together, creating a disgusting substance.

Some might be thinking: Don’t the peanut butter and jelly mix anyway?

No. When one makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the peanut butter is spread on one piece of bread, and the jelly is spread on the other piece and then the two are layered together. That combination is much different from a gooey gross mixture of the two that you scoop out of a jar and plop onto both pieces of bread and eat together.

Some might be thinking: Won’t buying Goober save you money?

Not really. A jar of Goober at Walmart costs about $3.14. A jar of Great Value peanut butter is $1.72, and a jar of Great Value jelly is $1.72 for a total of $3.44. The difference is 30thirty cents, and if you really want cheaper than Walmart’s Great Value, you can always go to the dollar store.

Overall, buying Goober for your peanut butter and jelly needs is simply lazy; it does not save you money, and it is gross.