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Is This Viral Peanut Butter Hack Smart or Silly?

Peanut butter sandwiches got you down? Try this hack that has the Internet wondering if it saves any time or effort at all.

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Think you know the best and fastest way to prepare a peanut butter sandwich? Think again. This mom just may be revolutionizing many kids' go-to lunch with her peanut butter hack. Then again, Bev Weidner may also be complicating an easy task unnecessarily. You be the judge.

In a viral video that was posted to the Food Network Facebook page, self-proclaimed "Sandwich Master" Weidner asks a question that maybe no one else was even wondering: "Why aren't there peanut butter slices?" You know, because cheese and deli meats come in slices, so...

She then shows us her hack, which basically consists of spreading blobs of peanut butter on parchment paper, folding the paper over the blobs, smoothing it out with a rolling pin, then freezing the peanut butter overnight. In the morning, you can use kitchen shears to cut the peanut butter into slices, that resemble cheese slices.

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Weidner enthusiastically informs us that her peanut butter hack means no more ripped bread. And that's cool. But here are three reasons I won't be trying out her hack for my kids' sandwiches:

1. It requires too much effort. Spreading peanut butter on bread and incurring a small rip in the bread is a small price to pay for convenience. I'd rather save myself the time, and not go through all her steps to create the slices, and just have to patch up the bread a bit.

2. Peanut butter is easy to spread on bread as it is. Has anyone ever really thrown their hands up in the air and bemoaned how difficult it is to spread peanut butter on bread in the first place? I'd hardly classify this as a problem that is threatening to undo moms across America.

3. My kids don't like peanut butter. After all the trouble I'd go to to buy parchment paper (because who has this on hand?), roll out the peanut product, and freeze it, my kids would just complain and not eat the sandwich.

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I'm going to file this peanut butter hack under "things we don't need." And many commenters to the video agree with me. "I can't be the only one that doesn't have an issue spreading peanut butter," one woman said. Another joked, "Love this...since having kids I had to quit my job due to the amount of time I needed to spread peanut butter each day...maybe now I can go back to work part-time!" Likewise, this commenter quipped, "She must be one of those people from infomercials who can't pour milk, and find themselves in an avalanche of Tupperware falling from their cabinets."

But hey, maybe this mom is really onto something, and some of us are missing it. What is your take?

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Melissa Willets is a writer, mom and coffee devotee. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.