ORRVILLE, Ohio, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jif® peanut butter, the choice of choosy moms everywhere, announced today that 12-year-old Leah T. from Allentown, Pa., is the Grand Prize Winner of the 12th Annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest™. The young chef received a $25,000 college fund for her winning recipe, Crunchy, Creamy, Dreamy Finger Sandwich, while four runner-ups each received a $2,500 college scholarship fund for their original sandwiches.
Leah's first place recipe features Jif Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter as the base for her delicious sandwich made of ladyfingers, crushed pretzels, dulce de leche and milk chocolate.
"We're just so thankful to be here," said Leah's Mom Diane. "The contest has been a great bonding experience because we worked on the recipe together and then worked on getting the word out together and it was something she and I could share."
Sweet sandwiches were a trend this year with the four runner-up recipes featuring dessert-like creations highlighting the peanutty taste of Jif Creamy Peanut Butter or the indulgent flavor of Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread.
- Banana Split Quesadilla created by Serene V. a 12-year-old from Superior, CO
- Brownie Surprise created by Jenavieve C. a 9-year-old from Moorestown, NJ
- Peanut Butter S'mores Puff Sandwich created by Alyssa H. a 10-year-old from Hickory, NC
- Peanutty French Toast Roll-Up created by Julia B. an 8-year-old from East Longmeadow, MA
"We were excited to see so many teams of kids and parents working together in the kitchen to create delicious sandwiches and memorable moments," said Maribeth Burns, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "Congratulations to Leah and the runners-up for their innovative and imaginative recipes in the 12th Annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest."
About the Contest
From August to November more than 200 teams of creative kids and their parents from across the country submitted original peanut butter sandwich recipes for a chance to win a college scholarship fund. Qualified recipes underwent an initial round of judging to determine 10 semi-finalists, who participated in an online vote. The top five finalists were selected based on a combination of online votes and the scores from the preliminary judging round. The recipe with the highest total score from the first two rounds was declared the Grand Prize Winner.
About The J.M. Smucker Company
For more than 115 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 natural foods products in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café Pilon®, truRoots®, 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.jmsmucker.com.
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