Sweet orange marmalade* on toast: good.
Sweet orange marmalade in oatmeal: not bad, don't know if I would try again.
Sweet orange marmalade and peanut butter sandwiches? So much better than grape jelly! It surprised me. It's a real treat.
I bought a jar of orange marmalade on a whim, week before last. The store was out of rye bread and if I'm going to have to eat white bread,† I'm going to have something to put on it.
* Traditionally, marmalade should have a bitter component from the acid in the citrus juice that helps it set. The Smucker's orange marmalade of my youth -- and occasionally, adulthood -- is made to be sweeter and less bitter. I'll buy Dundee or another traditional type occasionally, too, but for "comfort food," the sweeter version wins.
† Mass-produced white bread is much too cake-like for me. The "hearty" versions toast up all right, with Pepperidge Farm "Farmhouse White" and "Italian" among the best. Most store-baked white bread is okay, but shelf-life is short and having to slice it is unhandy. Home-made bread? It usually gets eaten within a couple of hours of baking!
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