ORRVILLE, Ohio, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Jif® Peanut Butter announce that 8-year-old Mallory R. from Hilton Head Island, SC is the winner of the Tenth Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest™ for her sandwich, the P-Nutty BBQ Chicken Quesadilla. This aspiring chef is taking home a $25,000 college fund, plus – in honor of the contest's 10th Anniversary – an additional $10,000 for educational products. Mallory's winning sandwich will also join the Jif Sandwich of the Decade Promotion, which asks peanut butter fans to select the best sandwich out of the 10 Grand Prize winning creations over the past decade of the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Starting March 26, 2012 through April 20, 2012, peanut butter lovers, age 18 or older, can visit www.jif.com to vote for a chance to receive one of 10 Jif gift packs to be given away each day of the promotion.
"For a decade now, Jif has seen the positive results of fostering creativity in the kitchen and encouraging families to spend time together. The creativity displayed by this year's participants, and all their predecessors, reinforces the impact that a simple recipe, when shared together, can have in making special moments," said Maribeth Badertscher, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We believe peanut butter fans will enjoy the chance to join the celebration in a fun way by voting for the Sandwich of the Decade."
Mallory's inventive and delicious winning recipe, P-Nutty BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, features a combination of unique flavors including hickory barbecue sauce, roasted chicken and fresh lime juice. The dish was featured among an impressive lineup of creative sandwiches presented by the five finalists at the live judging event in New York City. Each of the four runner-ups received a $2,500 college fund and a Jif gift basket in recognition of their delicious achievement.
Jif Contest Runners-Up
- Logan G., 9, Memphis, TN - Chomp Burger
- Sullivan J., 7, Mankato, MN - Blue Monkey Breakfast Pita
- Mike S., 11, Jericho, NY - Eggy-Nutty Sandwich
- Devlyn W., 8, Houston, TX - PB All 'Dressed' Up
In addition, Candice H. of Rogersville, MO won a spot on the judging panel as the Grand Prize Winner in the That's Why I Choose Jif Essay Contest. Her winning essay described her special tradition of sharing peanut butter cookies through the highs and lows of everyday life as a way to stay connected to her grandmother.
"I was amazed by the unique recipes from each of the finalists," said Candice. "It was an honor to serve as a judge for Jif Peanut Butter, which has brought such beautiful memories to my family."
About the Sandwich of the Decade
Over the past decade, savvy young chefs around the country have submitted their most inventive creations in the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest, for a chance to win money for college. Between March 26, 2012 and April 20, 2012, peanut butter fans can visit www.jif.com to view the winning sandwiches from 2003 – 2012 and cast their vote for the Sandwich of the Decade. With each vote, fans will have a chance to receive one of 260 prize packs from Jif Peanut Butter. See www.jif.com for more details and complete Official Rules. Promotion open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older. Void where prohibited.
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About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Cafe Bustelo®, Cafe PilonTM, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.
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