A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 18, 2009
Jamwich (jam + sandwich)

"Jamwich” is a word formed from the two words “jam” and “sandwich.” In 2006, Pierre Foods trademarked the name “PB Jamwich” for its peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, often seen at vending machines. In 2008, New York City’s Treats Truck began to feature a ‘Jamwich” cookie—two peanut butter cookies sandwiching peanut butter and raspberry jam. The word “Jamwich” appeared as an entry on the Urban Dictionary in 2005.

The word “jamwich” dates back much further than 2005-2008. A 1902 book described a “jamwich” of bread slices and wild plum jam. A 1959 newspaper article described “jamwiches” of sponge cake and jam or jelly. A 1969 abbreviations dictionary included ”jamwich: jam sandwich.”


Urban Dictionary
Jamwich
A shortened term for the commonly consumed sandwich containing jam.
I ate a jamwich in the park on a sunny day during a picnic
by alexius Jun 24, 2005

Google Books
Dogtown
By Mabel Osgood Wright
New York, NY: The Macmillan Company
1902
Pg. 236:
Quickly the tea was drawn, only Anne noticing that it was the last in the caddy, and the sugar the last in the bowl, and Mrs. Carr taking a small loaf from a stone jar cut it in thin slices and spread them with wild plum jam, from the same closet where there still remained a few pots. “I’m out of butter, as it haps,” she said dryly.

The tea was delicious and every one enjoyed it heartily. Anne was standing by the door with a second “jamwich,” as she always called the combination,...

4 June 1959, Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, MS), “Desserts from the Barbecue,” pg. 12, col. 4:
Toasted Jamwiches—split squares of sponge cake, put together with a filling of tart jelly or jam.

Google Books
A Structural History of English
By John A. Nist
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
1966
Pg. 54:
...two words to become one word, in the formation of either portmanteau witticisms (slanguage) or serious blends (astronaut):...jamwich,...

Google Books
Abbreviations Dictionary;
Abbreviations, Acronyms, Anonyms, Contractions, Initials and Nicknames, Short Forms and Slang Shortcuts, Signs and Symbols, Including Astronomical Constellations, Stars, and Symbols; Automatic Data-processing Abbreviations for Zip-coded Mail; Chemical Element Symbols ...

By Ralph De Sola
Published by Constable, 1969
Pg. 440:
jamwich: jam sandwich

Google Books
F - O.: T. 2 ; F - O.
Published by Saur
1977
Pg. 954:
Jamwich Jam Sandwich

OCLC WorldCat record
Jamwich.
Type:  Journal, magazine : Periodical; English
Publisher: [Toronto : Jam magazine, 1980-1982]
ISSN: 0712-130X
OCLC: 8693590
Related Subjects: Children’s periodicals, Canadian (English)

Google Books
Abbreviations Dictionary
By Dean Stahl, Karen Kerchelich, Ralph De Sola
Edition: 10, illustrated, revised
Published by CRC Press
2001
Pg. 557:
jamwich jam sandwich

VendingMarketWatch News
Pierre Foods Brings PB Jamwich® Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwiches To Vending
07/13/2007
Pierre(TM) makes the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich easy, convenient and profitable--in vending machines!

PB Jamwich® from Pierre Foods is a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a refrigerated shelf life of 7 days, and it’s priced to sell. Available in grape and strawberry, PB Jamwich is a winning item for your vending business, offering high volume turns, solid profit margins and low waste. Plus PB Jamwiches have 0g trans fat!

These PB&J sandwiches aren’t child’s play. Bright, attention-grabbing graphics and a large, rectangular shape that fills the package make PB Jamwich stand out. It’s great for lunch, breakfast or a mid-day snack--for both adults and kids of all ages.

With zero crust, 7 days refrigerated shelf life (9 months frozen), a suggested vend price of $1.00, and attractive, convenient packaging, PB Jamwich is sure to be a big success in vending machines. It’s all in the numbers!

Pierre PB Jamwich varieties include:

. Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly on White Bread
. Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam on White Bread

Serious Eats - New York
Jamwich Wins Runner Up in the Treats Truck Cookie Naming Contest
Posted by Zach Brooks, August 8, 2008 at 5:00 PM
Congratulations to bloggers Blondie and Brownie, their cookie “The Jamwich” was selected as runner up in the Treats Truck’s “Name a Treat” contest. The creation, a peanut butter sandwich cookie filled with peanut butter and jelly, is already for sale on the truck. The winner of the contest—a nut studded oatmeal cookie called The Nutty Co-worker—is also available. treatstruck.com

Blondie and Brownie
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Taking on the Treats Truck One Treat at a Time: A Year in Treats...
(...)
4.) The Peanut Butter Jamwich
Two peanut butter cookies sandwiching a thin shmear of both creamy peanut butter and of raspberry jam. Delish. I’d be a fan even if I didn’t come up with the name. Very excited to see that the jamwich has made it’s way into the regular treat rotation. 

(Trademark)
Word Mark PB JAMWICH
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Food, namely peanut butter sandwiches. FIRST USE: 20060112. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060112
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78576673
Filing Date February 28, 2005
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition November 29, 2005
Change In Registration CHANGE IN REGISTRATION HAS OCCURRED
Registration Number 3099429
Registration Date May 30, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) Clovervale Farms, Inc. CORPORATION OHIO 1833 Cooper Foster Park Road Amherst OHIO 44001
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record RENE M. LAFORTE
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “PB” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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