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u/TheAlbinoRaccoon

2 years ago

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Jiffy Peanut Butter Evidence

So this is possible residual evidence. I was browsing youtube and stumbled across this gentlemen who claims to have found evidence of Jiffy peanut butter existing. It's at restaurant in Sacramento called Fanny Anns which apparently has a drawing of the Jiffy peanut butter container on their menu. What do you guys think? Personally, I used to remember Jiffy Peanut existing before Jiff years ago.

Video URL: https://youtu.be/xTaF2O-LLrE

Credit to Youtube User ShineTheLight73

URL to Fanny Anns Menu Pic:

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/fanny-anns-saloon-sacramento?select=mthdgdm-10ZzcCWUwIozSA

Edit 1: Apparently some craft brewers also made a Jiffy Peanut Butter Stout as Well

https://untappd.com/b/three-palms-brewing-skippin-a-jiffy-peanut-butter-stout/687833

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BeerSteinStain

18 points 2 years ago

Jiffy peanut butter. I noticed this change about 10 years ago. Obviously I didn't know about ME at the time so I assumed they just rebranded it. Ten years later I find out it "never existed". I'd sure love to know how I saw it in my mom's kitchen throughout my childhood then.

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amdzealot

1 point 2 years ago

I think it changed for me sometime in the 80s. I have childhood memories of both JIF and Jiffy.

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AkatoshTT

12 points 2 years ago

Yeah, that's the jiffy peanut butter I remember!

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EpiphanyEmma

8 points 2 years ago

We didn't have Jiffy peanut butter where I lived in Canada as a kid but I remember the commercials for it. I also remember the slang people would say often, "I'll be there in a jiffy!" (i.e. quickly) I then remember the saying changing to, "I'll be there in a jif!" I just attributed it to a shortening of the word, to be quicker to say.

Now I'm wondering if the saying itself came from the peanut butter brand. I never connected the two until now. Probably because we didn't have that brand of peanut butter in our stores until the 90's or so.

Anyway, just throwing it out there for fun. 馃檪

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8daze

4 points 2 years ago

Actually, "jiffy" has long been a unit of time, both informally like in that phrase and formally in a number of technical fields. So I think it's likely the corn bread makers and, speculatively, the peanut butter makers would have played on the phrase rather than creating it.

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EpiphanyEmma

3 points 2 years ago

Yes, good point. My memory relating cause and effect is somehow backwards.

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1Juliemom1

2 points 2 years ago

I love your correlation of peanut butter to time references. That makes sense to me.

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GnosticKnowItAll

8 points 2 years ago

Yup. I remember Jiffy. But I also just ate a peanut and jelly sandwich with Jif peanut butter and thought nothing of it. I'm torn.

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Singasong70

7 points 2 years ago

For those of you remembering Jiffy, did you not have the Jiffy brand corn muffins in your timeline? That is the item that has been trademarked "Jiffy" since the 1930s.

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Idonthaveaname123

2 points 2 years ago

I don't remember those existing when I was younger, I'd never even heard of them until I tried to look up Jiffy peanut butter this past fall when I found out about MEs (I'd noticed the jiffy/jif change years ago but just thought they had shortened the name), I had heard of Jiffy Lube before though, but that's not a food so I dont think I got it mixed up.

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amdzealot

1 point 2 years ago

That's weird…. I remember it being "jiffy-something"…. Like Jiffy-cakes… Jiffy-bread…. something like that. My mom used to make them all the time.

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garbagegoat

1 point 2 years ago edited 2 years ago

I do, jiffy brand mixes – usually cornbread but also muffins and pancakes. However there was also jiffy pop popcorn, so I chalked it up to the 1950s loving the word jiffy. Also, jiffy lube.

For me there was jiffy peanut butter, and I remember begging my mom in the 80s to buy it, but she always bought the cheapo brand.

Eta – I remember Skippy, and jiffy, and later assumed jif was a different company. Peter Pan peanut butter is completely new to me. I grew up Midwest area in the 80s, maybe it was around? We mostly shopped at IGA and later at aldis.

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blue-flight

10 points 2 years ago

Jiffy was real

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[deleted]

5 points 2 years ago

I bought pb about 10 years ago and thought they must have shortened the name. I get what people are saying about similar brand names but I remember the logo not just the name Jiffy. Jif looks weird. I remember the line, choosy mom's choose Jif, but I feel that was beat in my head through branding over the last decade, not my childhood. I'm 36

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MrWestlake

8 points 2 years ago

Um..I thought jiffy was corn muffin mix,not peanut butter

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LastGunman

3 points 2 years ago

there is a company named Jiffy, isn't it?

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ToBePacific

2 points 2 years ago

Jiffy popcorn and Jiffy Lube.

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JuliaGulia1964

3 points 2 years ago

People, you might want to Google "Jiffy Peanut Butter quarter horse" – you will find this horse's pedigree. I would love to know if this horse actually belonged to H.T. Young who invented the brand under a different name, and then sold it to Procter and Gamble. The sale made him quite wealthy and he got into horse racing in Kentucky.

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HairsprayHalo

3 points 2 years ago

I am new to ME awareness and torn on the Jif thing, I just can't remember either way. A thought though on the skeptic side, could it be possible they wanted to avoid any copyright issues at the time?

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palsy34

4 points 2 years ago

Jiffy Cornbread came about in 1930 and the name was trademarked.

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BeerSteinStain

3 points 2 years ago

That's not really relevant considering how ME seems to work. When Jiffy pb existed what you said just wouldn't have been the case. On top of that I know I've seen Jiffy peanut butter jars. I've never heard of this cornbread mix until it started getting mentioned on here.

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8daze

3 points 2 years ago

If someone remembers both the peanut butter and the cornbread, it could be relevant.

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trinatashonda

1 point 2 years ago

I definitely remember both. but I also remember both Jif and Jiffy so this one confuses me

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dreampsi

2 points 2 years ago

MoneyBags73 has done a lot of research. I think it is THE best evidence of Jiffy, so far.

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Idonthaveaname123

2 points 2 years ago

That's awesome to see haha. I remember it changing for me at one point and thinking that they had just shortened the name and rebranded it because even the slogan "choosy moms choose jif" seemed new to me at the time. I remember their commercials using the phrase "in a Jiffy". I think this happened sometime around 2008 for me, maybe a little earlier, but I discovered the ME last year.

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Aizen-Kami

2 points 2 years ago edited 2 years ago

There is also some residue in the show American Dad, S03e13: "Black History Month". It's the episode about George Washington Carver and the Illuminutty, fans of the show will know the episode I'm talking about. Steve picks up a jar of Jiffy peanut butter in the store and even calls it Jiffy peanut butter!

Seth Macfarlane is usually spot on with his references so i seriously doubt this is a mistake.

Caught this randomly a week or 2 ago while watching some random episodes.

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KilljoysRevenge

2 points 2 years ago

I'm 15, born in 2001, and I remember Jiffy peanut butter as well! I asked some friends if they remember it too and now they think I'm some weirdo who nicknames peanut butter or something. But I clearly remember it!

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1Juliemom1

2 points 2 years ago

I clearly remember jiffy peanut butter. It was sweeter, more like Peter Pan is today. I also remember Jif commercials at the same time. The commercial choosy mothers choose Jif made me want to try it. After I did try it, it did taste more like real peanuts as compared to jiffy. There was definitely a difference in taste so the two products were not simply one product that shortened it's name. Jiffy peanut butter has absolutely nothing to do with jiffy baking mixes.

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DandySugar

2 points 1 year ago

My parents hid the fact that we were poor from me pretty well. I often accused them of being cheap when they bought generic brand items at the grocery store…and I guess they just preferred being called cheap rather than poor…That's why I remember jiffy so well! When jiffy was on sale, it was sort of a big deal to me because I'd finally get to try some name brand food! Instead of being grateful, it just fueled more complaints about how "cheap" my parents were being. I think I noticed that jiffy "rebranded" themselves when the oil money came in around 2013. That's when we finally got to buy name brand food. It changed for me sometime between 2004-2013…

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palsy34

5 points 2 years ago

Jiffy cornbread mix has been around since 1930 and that name is trademarked, and has to be renewed every 10 years.

https://trademarks.justia.com/779/21/jiffy-77921429.html

Also, in the 80's and 90's the tagline on the commercials was "Choosy Moms choose Jif."

the beer is a play on words "Skippn in a Jiffy" It uses both brand names but changes them slightly to avoid trademark issues. Same with the menus in the video and picture.

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LazyDynamite

1 point 2 years ago

Thank you, it seems like this would be obvious. "Jiffy" is used in both instances because it's close enough to the name/brand without getting into trouble. These residue posts are ridiculous in my opinion.

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highonascii

3 points 2 years ago

Neat find. Def was Jiffy once upon a time.

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Synth3t1c

3 points 2 years ago

That logo looks just like

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/the-dashiexp/images/0/01/Jif!.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150725145044

I bet Jif peanut butter is what you're really remembering.

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AkatoshTT

5 points 2 years ago

No it isn't. It was Jiffy peanut butter in the 70's and 80's for me. It changed. The TV commercials had the tagline "ready in a Jiffy". The word "jiffy" was old slang for something being done quickly!

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Plewtia

12 points 2 years ago

It was still Jiffy for me in the late 90's.

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KilljoysRevenge

1 point 2 years ago

I'm 15. I was born in 2001. I clearly remember it being Jiffy. So if if was changed before the mid to late 2000's (when I started noticing product names) then that just wouldn't make sense….

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sugarleaf

4 points 2 years ago

I bet Jif peanut butter is what you're really remembering.

Um, what don't you understand about residue and the Mandela Effect, /u/Synth3t1c ? The OP just provided a link to the 'fabeled' Jiffy, and you come back with that troll line about 'mis-remembering'? Your link is not germane to this post.

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Synth3t1c

1 point 2 years ago

I get the Mandela effect, but that logo is the exact same as Jif's logo.

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TheAlbinoRaccoon

Original Poster1 point 2 years ago

You're right, and that's the point. People remember that logo associating with the brand Jiffy instead of Jif as it is today.

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Synth3t1c

0 points 2 years ago

But that's not the point of the Mandela effect. This is clearly you misremembering the product…

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TheAlbinoRaccoon

Original Poster3 points 2 years ago edited 2 years ago

Confabulation is only 1 theory explaining the Mandela Effect which is what you're suggesting. The Mandela Effect is a set of historical events, logos, geography, music and movie lyrics, amongst other things all remembered the exact same way by a group of people. These things are different than what's recorded in the present. The odds of confabulation and "misremembering" explaining how such a large group of people all having the same memories exists are pretty high and are unlikely.

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TheAlbinoRaccoon

Original Poster2 points 2 years ago

I appreciate the feedback, but I believe I've gone to the market enough times in my life to remember Jiffy just as you can remember Smuckers or Yoplait. While I have seen and begun to notice Jif peanut butter this year in markets like Albertson's, I figured it was just a corporate logo re-branding decision to make them seem more "hip" by shortening their name to Jif. However, it was Jiffy before that point.

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Orbit_Rain

4 points 2 years ago

When did you notice a change? For me, I remember the name change somewhere late seventies or early eighties. Thought nothing of it at the time. It certainly was stuck in my mind, as I hated the brand compared to Skippy with chunks.

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JuliaGulia1964

10 points 2 years ago

I ate Jiffy nearly every single dang day as a kid growing up in the late 1960's and 1970's. It was such a staple in my house and I ate so much of it that I got sick of peanut butter and never buy it anymore. Several years ago I noticed Jif in my mom's pantry – she never stopped buying it. I assumed it was a re-branding thing too, but nope. I even emailed whoever distributes Jif now – Procter & Gamble? This was a few years ago. They claimed it's always been Jif. There's a big article about Jif/Jiffy on Fiona Broome's website. I also found that there existed a quarter horse named "Jiffy Peanut Butter" and the guy who invented Jiffy and later sold it owned race horses.

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AkatoshTT

8 points 2 years ago

I remember Jiffy from decades ago. Literally it changed for me about 20 years ago. It's nice to see the old logo.

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Synth3t1c

3 points 2 years ago

You don't remember the slogan "Choosy moms choose Jif" growing up?

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cubfan08

1 point 2 years ago

It was Jiffy a year or two ago? Sorry, no way that's right

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sugarleaf

2 points 2 years ago

Jiffy – as I remember it – had vertical veins of jelly in it so when you scooped it with a knife you get both PB & J.

Nice find on the residue!!

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MaisieMay67

5 points 2 years ago

They still make that, it's called Goober.

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TheAlbinoRaccoon

Original Poster2 points 2 years ago

Lol what's with all the negativity and downvoting on your comment? All you did was express your personal memory in a respectful manner.

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DBuckFactory

0 points 2 years ago

I remember the slogan "Choosy moms choose Jif" for much of my childhood so idk

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AlpacaSammich

1 point 2 years ago

I remember Jiffy also, but I feel like it may have been used for tv shows to have realistic brands on set without copyright infringement. For example: Those fake credit cards you find in new wallets that are usually called "Vosa" or "Mistercard" but look the same otherwise. Or like the Pear Pods and Pear Phones that Nickelodeon uses to replace apple products. Perhaps we can find jars of "Jiffy" as well as other ME in older tv shows and they just caught in our brains as reality.

I personally remember a different me-ish thing with that peanut butter though oddly enough: I thought there was a counterpart to Jif (called Jeff or something) and it came in a slightly different color and had the chunky peanut butter in it. Only a few years ago did I find this was not the case when my mom got confused when I said something about it while we were shopping. I even went to the aisle to prove her wrong but I was dumbfounded. I still remember having Jif and Jef(f) together in my pantry.

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-shadowstorm-

1 point 1 year ago

This is one bothers me a lot because, as someone kinda young, I distinctly remember seeing Jiffy peanut butter on my kitchen counter whenever my mom or sitter would make PB&J, and Jiff just sounds weird now

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blazer0981

1 point 1 year ago

It's amazing that people take something as simple as recalling a memory incorrectly and turn it into some parallel universe shit. Lmfao.

Wow. Just wow.

Its been JIF peanut butter as long as I can remember eating it….which started around 1985. Mandela effect? No. It was ALWAYS Berenstain Bears, Mandela never died in prison, and Sinbad never played a genie in a movie. You people are just recalling the details incorrectly. Creating false memories. Much more rational than "a parallel universe whose incidents are bleeding over into ours so we remember things that never really happened"

No. You're just recalling the details incorrectly. Come on. Smfh.

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1——————0

1 point 2 years ago

Any chance memories are being mixed? I remember Jiffy Pop popcorn when I was younger. Just a thought…

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JuliaGulia1964

2 points 2 years ago

We had both in our home in the 70's – Jiffy Pop popcorn, which was a special treat – and Jiffy Peanut Butter – which I ate every day for years.

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AnotherSmegHead

-6 points 2 years ago ( 0 children )

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palsy34

2 points 2 years ago

A fictional brand modeled after the Skippy brand. All text on the label was drawn in Adobe Illustrator. While the original design was created in late 2013, I felt it left much to be desired. I recently redesigned the project to give it a more professional look, while aiming for the label to look fun as well.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17922159/Jiffy-Peanut-Butter

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TheAlbinoRaccoon

Original Poster1 point 2 years ago edited 2 years ago

Interesting find. It doesn't have a similar logo at all though so I can see why he called it fictional. However, Jiffy Peanut Butter was a real brand and was the previous name for what Jif Peanut Butter is today. At least that's how many remember it.

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