Peanut butter and marshmallows are a classic combo, and shockingly enough, they have quite a history. Whether you like 'em together or you like 'em separate, they're two very important food groups. Educate yourself with these facts you've definitely never heard before. 

1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter

cereal, coffee, nut
Katherine Carroll

You try counting that many peanuts by hand.

2. Marshmallows were once considered a delicacy for nobility, pharaohs, and gods

marshmallow, candy, sweet
Avery Nicholson

They're still a delicacy for us though, right?

3. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90% peanuts

sweet, bread, pastry
Christin Urso

Slightly concerned about what's in the remaining ten percent... 

4. Althaiophobia is the legitimate fear of marshmallows

candy, marshmallow, sweet, flour, meringue
Kelley Buck

Those fluffy, white, sugary treats sure can be terrifying

5. Research shows that while women and children prefer smooth peanut better, men prefer crunchy

cream, sweet, milk, jam, caramel, chocolate, honey, peanut butter
Maggie Gorman

That explains everything.

6. August 30th is National Toasted Marshmallow Day

cereal, vegetable, pasture
Alison Mally

Start the countdown and stock up.

7. The marshmallows we know today were created in France

sweet, cereal, candy, wheat
Rachel Labarre

Yet another reason why the French are pure geniuses.

8. The only product Durkee-Mower makes is Fluff

milk, cream, dairy product, yogurt, dairy
Kayleigh Bounds
That’s when you know they’re seriously devoted.

9. There is at least one jar of peanut butter in 75% of American homes

milk, peanut butter, coffee, sweet
Izzi Clark

Um, why is that number not 100%? Who are the 25% of people living in misery?

Hopefully you learned a few things about the most amazing pair — peanut butter and marshmallows. We all knew they were epic, but who ever knew they could be so interesting?