The Fluffernutter: The Underappreciated Cousin of PB & J

Jordyn Baham



If you have ever had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, then you would know that it is not only easy to make, but also rather delicious.  But what about the Fluffernutter? The sweetness of the creamy marshmallow fluff combined with the all time classic peanut butter definitely makes a quick, easy, and yummy snack. However, I feel as though it does not get enough credit as it should. Whenever I eat one, either no one has heard of it, or think that it is extremely unhealthy. So here is a quick overview of the historical classic.

A Fluffernutter does not use just any old jar of marshmallow creme, but Fluff, which was first manufactured by Durkee-Mower in Massachusetts in 1920. Marshmallow creme, one of the two main ingredients of a Fluffernutter, was invented even earlier. Archibald Query invented a creation he called Marshmallow Creme in 1917, while Amory and Emma Curtis invented Snowflake Marshmallow Creme in 1913. And for those who think the classic fluffernutter is unhealthy, you should check the back of the jar. The label clearly states that the serving size is two tablespoons with only 6 grams of sugar. It is not as bad as you think!

There is even a National Fluffernutter Day to appreciate the terrific creation. Mark your calendars for October 8th to give the fluffernutter the attention it deserves.