First, let me share with you that I grew up in a small town just north of Boston, in Massachusetts. I moved to Tennessee eight years ago. Boy, was I in for a culture shock! It took a lot of getting used to, but I have come to really love Tennessee. One thing I noticed is that most kids in Tennessee do not grow up on Fluffernutter sandwiches.
Every day when I was a kid my mom packed a Fluffernutter sandwich in my lunch. Apparently it is now called “marshmallow cream”. I guess we could compare it to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. First you spread marshmallow Fluff on one piece of white bread and peanut butter on another piece of bread. Slap them together and voila! A traditional Fluffernutter sandwich!
Almost every kid in school at lunchtime was marked with the marshmallow fluff face. It's nearly impossible for a child to wipe off with a simple napkin. Fluff sandwich mustaches require wet wipes! The gooey sticky white fluff oozes out of the sandwich with every bite and sticks to each child’s face like glue.
I must say that at any given moment there are always two or three tubs of the deliciously sticky marshmallow cream sitting in my cabinet. I will admit to indulging in a few savory nostalgic spoonfuls of fluff on an “as needed” basis. I guess we could call it my way of self-medicating! A home-sick remedy. Brings me back to my New England roots! We also use spoonfuls of fluff in hot chocolate on cold wintery days.
Fluff was created on May 14th 1920 in Lynn Massachusetts by H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower, both veterans of the United States Infantry in World War I. Since its invention, it has continued to be a New England staple. Fluff isn’t just for sandwiches! Other Fluff recipes include: candies, frosting, fudge, cookies, sauces, shakes, salads and side dishes. These recipes can be found on the official fluff website at www.marshmallowfluff.com