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Fluffernutter Day

By Staff, 10/8/17 7:04 AM



National Fluffernutter Day is observed annually on October 8th.  Some food holidays are stickier than others, and National Fluffernutter Day is a stick-to-your-ribs-chin-fingers-nose kind of day! Celebrate zealously, then take a bath.  

A sweet marshmallow-like spread called Marshmallow Creme was invented in 1917 by Archibald Query in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 1913 during World War I, Emma and Amory Curtis of Melrose, Massachusetts invented Snowflake Marshmallow Creme and published a recipe for a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich, which is the earliest known example of a Fluffernutter.

Query sold his recipe for Marshmallow Creme to Durkee-Mower, Inc. in 1920, who renamed it Marshmallow Fluff. Over 100 years later they continue to sell it under that name today.

It was in 1960 that the term Fluffernutter was created by an advertising agency for Durkee-Mower in an attempt to effectively market the peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich.

Beyond the history of Fluffernutter, let’s explore the culinary side of this extraordinary combination of sweet and nutty. By layering all the creamy goodness of marshmallow creme and peanut butter between toasted bread, some kitchen experts have taken perfection to the limits. When pigs fly?  Yes, bacon does compliment a fluffernutter.  That’s a bit of circus perhaps, but that leads us to another ingredient.  Fluffernutter and bananas!  Elvis would cry tears of joy.  Exchange that white toast for a pretzel bun and some heads might turn.


Do you like original fluffernutters or something with a twist?  No matter how you like them, share by posting photos using #FluffernutterDay on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Fluffernutter Day.

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