Ten Finalists Advance With Their Original Recipes In The 12th Annual Jif® Most Creative Sandwich Contest(TM)

Cast Your Vote Online to Help Decide the Five Event Finalists And the Winner of a $25,000 College Fund!

Jan 09, 2014, 14:15 ET from The J.M. Smucker Company

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jif® is excited to announce the ten most creative sandwich recipes that will compete in a national online vote in the 12th annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest™. The ten finalists cooked up unique twists on the classic peanut butter sandwich and are now one step closer to winning a $25,000 college fund and a trip to New York City.

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With so many new products joining the Jif family this year – like smooth and fluffy Jif Whips Peanut Butter and creamy and crunchy Jif Almond and Cashew Butter – kid and parent teams had even more ways to get creative in the kitchen and incorporate new flavors and varieties into their sandwiches. From a peanut butter s'more wrapped in a puff pastry to spicy, savory recipes inspired by international flavors, the ten online finalists and their delicious recipes are:

  • Serene V., 12, Superior, CO– Banana Split Quesadilla
  • Jenavieve C., 9, Moorestown, NJBrownie Surprise
  • Leah T., 12, Allentown, PACrunchy, Creamy, Dreamy Finger Sandwich
  • Elise G., 8, Janesville, CAMediterranean Peanut Kebab Pita
  • Austin O., 9, Burlington, CTNutty Chicken and Pineapple Pocket
  • Alyssa H., 10, Hickory, NCPeanut Butter S'Mores Puff Sandwich
  • Julia B., 8, East Longmeadow, MAPeanutty French Toast Roll-Up
  • Sailor M., 12, Santa Clara, UTPomegranate Bejeweled Cashew Chicken Pockets
  • Nicolas S., 10, Waukesha, WIThe 7 C's Peanut Butter Wrap
  • Peri C., 11, Alpine, NJWhip That Berry Into Shape

"Since its beginning, the contest has always been a way to foster creativity, so it is wonderful to see so many kids using their imaginations to create inventive sandwiches using Jif products," said Maribeth Burns, Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We thank all of the participants, congratulate the ten online finalists, and hope that these inventive dishes will inspire others to create memorable moments with their families in the kitchen."

Now through February 7, 2014, Jif fans 13 years of age and older can visit Jif.com/Promotions/Most-Creative-Peanut-Butter to vote for their favorite sandwich creation. After voting, eligible voters may enter for a chance to win one of 500 in-store coupons redeemable for a free Jif product, valued up to $4 (excluding Jif To Go® products).

Five event finalists will attend the Grand Prize Winner Announcement Event in New York City on or around March 21, 2014.  One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25,000 college fund and four runner-up winners will receive a $2,500 college fund. All remaining online finalists will receive a Jif gift basket worth $50. Limit one vote per person/e-mail address/day during the entire online voting period. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 13 years and older. Void where prohibited. For complete details and Official Rules, visit Jif.com.

Find Jif on Facebook (Facebook.com/Jif), Twitter (Twitter.com/jif) and Pinterest (Pinterest.com/jifpeanutbutter).

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 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 Pilon®, 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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