A gourmet PBJ is either the height of absurdity or the apotheosis of gentrified comfort food. In this case, it's both.
The soft white bread is toasted to a medium brown, spread with a light, floral berry jam and crunchy peanut butter that's studded with small nuts. As with everything at Joan's, the ingredients are deployed in the perfect amount and to the perfect degree. Even the crusts have even been cut off.
Should you shell out $6.50 for a PB&J? Up to you. Joan's version of this sandwich combines salty, crunchy, chewy and sweet, allowing even the most harried of adults to rediscover, and possibly fall back in love with, the simplest of childhood culinary pleasures.