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  • Elvis Sandwich that a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, sometimes referred to as an Elvis sandwich or the Elvis, consists of toasted bread slices with peanut butter, sliced banana, and fried bacon, with honey is sometimes included and the sandwich is frequently cooked in a pan or on a griddle?

  • that the recipe for the Elvis Sandwich has been published in numerous cookbooks and newspaper stories and it is sold commercially in restaurants that specialize in peanut butter sandwiches, such as P.B. Loco and Peanut Butter & Co.?


  • that the peanut butter and banana sandwich with bacon has been referred to as a favorite of Elvis Presley, who was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool's Gold Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly?

  • … that books on Elvis Presley's favorite foods and culinary tastes, as well as other published reports on his taste for peanut butter and banana sandwiches with or without bacon, have made the sandwich widely associated with Presley and it is often referred to using his name?

  • … that Presley's fondness for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established, but bacon is not mentioned in all accounts?

  • … that a book about Presley and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had "sandwich after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter, sliced bananas, and crisp bacon"?

  • … that another passage describes Elvis talking "feverishly until dawn" while "wolfing" down the sandwiches (described in this instance as being made with mashed banana)?
    … that a news report suggests that, based on renditions of sandwiches named after him, Presley ate his peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread, and grilled by his mother or his cook in bacon fata/?

  • … that The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy states that "Elvis might have been horribly misguided about drugs and sequins, but he got one thing right - peanut butter and banana sandwiches" and it suggests using half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich, browning the sandwiches in a frying pan with butter, cutting the sandwiches into wedges, and piling them high?

Popularity among other celebrities

  • … that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that he would select a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich as his "last meal," using toasted Wonder Bread, melted Skippy Super Chunky, banana slices, and bacon and the subject came up when Bloomberg was discussing Philadelphia cheesesteak with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell?

  • … that singer songwriter Lisa Loeb considers herself a "vegequarian", i.e. someone who eats fish but no other meat, and sometimes a bit of bacon and she shared "a concoction of peanut butter, banana, honey and bacon" called "an Elvis" on a date with the man she married, Roey Hershkovitz?


  • that a variant on the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich is the peanut butter banana club sandwich, which combines the sandwich with a club sandwich by adding lettuce, brown sugar and lemon juice?

  • that another version of the sandwich is sold under the name The Memphis at the "all peanut butter sandwich" restaurant P.B. Loco, which has honey and substitutes bacon bits for the strips of bacon?

  • that a Toll House cookbook from 1977 recommends mixing crumbled bacon in peanut butter to make the spread for a sandwich, and two recipes later include a recipe for peanut butter and banana?

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