National Fluffernutter Day

Young child spreading fluffernutter on bread, wearing a chef hat and apron, in a colorful kitchen with jars of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter in the background..
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When is Fluffernutter Day?

It's national fluffernutter day on the 8th October.

A Heavenly Combination: The Fluffernutter

Picture this: a soft, pillowy spread of marshmallow fluff lovingly sandwiched between two slices of fresh bread, generously smeared with smooth and creamy peanut butter. If you're already salivating at the mere thought, then you know exactly why we celebrate National Fluffernutter Day.

This delightful concoction has been a staple in many American households for decades. As the story goes, the fluffernutter sandwich was invented in the early 20th century, and its popularity skyrocketed to foodie fame, especially amongst kids and kids at heart.

Whether you're reminiscing about the gooey goodness from your childhood or discovering the fluffernutter for the first time, this sugary symphony of flavors is sure to transport you straight to sandwich paradise.

The Internet Buzz

National Fluffernutter Day has taken the online world by storm, with over 1,192 mentions throughout the web. The fluffernutter love knows no bounds! The peak of fluffernutter enthusiasm was reached on October 8th, 2015, where it seems like the whole internet was buzzing with fluffernutter conversations.

History behind the term 'Fluffernutter'


The Invention of Marshmallow Fluff

In 1917, two entrepreneurs named Archibald Query and Amory Curtis invented a sweet, sticky spread known as marshmallow fluff. Query, a candy maker, and Curtis, a lawyer, worked together to create this fluffy confection using corn syrup, sugar, and egg white. Their invention quickly gained popularity and became a staple in many households, especially in the New England region of the United States.


The Advent of Peanut Butter Spread

Throughout the 1960s, peanut butter gained significant popularity as a versatile and delicious food spread. It was enjoyed in various forms, from sandwiches to snacks. The combination of peanut butter and other ingredients became a creative endeavor for many food enthusiasts.


The Birth of the Fluffernutter

It was during the 1960s that the term 'fluffernutter' emerged to describe a sandwich made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. The exact origin of the term is unclear, but it quickly became a favorite treat, especially among children. The Fluffernutter sandwich became synonymous with comfort and nostalgia, bringing back memories of childhood for many individuals.


Official Recognition

In 2006, the Fluffernutter was officially recognized when Massachusetts state Senator Jarrett Barrios proposed a bill to designate the Fluffernutter as the official state sandwich of Massachusetts. Although the bill did not pass, it sparked a debate and brought attention to the beloved sandwich. The attempt to honor the Fluffernutter showcased its cultural significance and enduring popularity.

Did you know?

Did you know that the fluffernutter sandwich became the official sandwich of Massachusetts in 2006? This sticky treat has a whole state backing its delicious credentials!


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7th October 2015

Most mentioned on

8th October 2015

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