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National Fluffernutter Day

Today is a day for the fluffernutter, which is a sandwich consisting of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, or creme, that is usually served on white bread. Sometimes foods such as bacon or bananas are added to the fluffernutter as well. Amory and Emma Curtis of Massachusetts came up with Snowflake Marshmallow Creme in 1913, and during World War I they published a recipe for the "Liberty Sandwich", which was a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich. This is most likely the start of the sandwich. Meanwhile, also in Massachusetts, Archibald Query also invented a marshmallow creme in 1917, and sold it to the Durkee-Mower company. This company began selling it as Marshmallow Fluff, which still exists today. In an effort to better market the peanut butter and fluff sandwich, Durkee-Mower hired an advertising firm and they came up with the name Fluffernutter in 1960. Today other foods that contain peanut butter and fluff, such as bars, cookies, and cupcakes, also are associated with the name fluffernutter. The What the Fluff Festival? is also held each year in Somerville, Massachusetts.

How to Observe

Celebrate the day by making and eating a fluffernutter! You could also make some other treats inspired by the original fluffernutter sandwich.

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