They say there are very few truly American foods or recipes,
but has anyone ever thought about the Fluffernutter?
Now I know many blogger folks hail from New England, where the Fluffernutter began,
but this blogger certainly never heard of such a thing.
Have you ever heard of a Fluffernutter?
It’s a sandwich!
And it’s made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme (usually pressed together on white bread). The term “Fluffernutter” is also used to describe other food items like deserts that include the same peanut butter and marshmallow crème ingredients.
This sandwich even has a history!
It was created in the early twentieth century after marshmallow crème was invented in Massachusetts and a recipe for it was first published during World War I. It has even been proposed that the Fluffernutter be proclaimed the official Massachusetts state sandwich!
What does Fluffernutter mean? Who knows? They say an ad agency coined the term in 1960 as a marketing tool – maybe because of the fluffy marshmallow crème which is sometimes called marshmallow fluff.
A friend told me about this unique sandwich. She said, “I grew up on Fluffernutters.” “OhhhKayy,” I said. What’s a Fluffernutter anyway?