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May 16th, 2001


Back when I was a kid, I had my first ever Fluffernutter: a sandwich consisting of peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff. The thing was chewy and gummy as all get out, but it was rather good.

Now, when I find that I’m in a pinch to come up with a lunch idea, I make myself a Fluffernutter. The things are dangerously addictive, and right tasty. Plus, yes, they’re easy to make and you can’t buy them prepackaged! As an added bonus, Fluff is Kosher and is gluten-free. Yum!

For Fluff fans, the official Fluff site is worth visiting, if not for just the Fluffernutter jingle that plays automatically. There are a series of recipes featured on the site – including Never Fail Fudge and Whoopie Pies. Plus, the FAQ, with riveting questions such as, My Never Fail Fudge failed. Why?. You can also order a snazzy Fluff beach towel – unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, it contains no actual Fluff. -pm

Posted in Food and Beverage

DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 8:18:44AM
Yes! I grew up on Fluffernutters! Back in the "olden days" before the web I had to have my Aunt in Mass. send me the beautiful white tubs with the red tops. When the supply would arrive, my brother and I sat at the kitchen table and ate fluffernutters until we had to be rolled away! Yum!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 9:31:26AM
I didn't have a Fluffernutter until later in my childhood development, but a friend introduced me to a similarly odd sandwich when I was young: peanut butter and margerine.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 9:39:39AM
I'm sure the Fluffernutter is good stuff, but it cannot match the awesome power of the Gold Loaf.

As for "weird" mom likes mayonaise and tomato. Yuck!

DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 11:35:59AM
My girlfriend once told me that she used to eat peanut butter and mustard sandwiches.

I loved fluffernutters. Mmmmmm... Peanut butter and banana sammiches were good, too.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 11:59:03AM
Rob--Anything with 'nanas and peanut butter is good, as they are two of foodom's greatest stars.

DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 5:16:51PM
This must be a right coast/midwest thing. No such animal as Fluff over here, but I did just mention the Fluffernutter to a couple people at lunch. They thought it was a smashing idea.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2001 -- 7:41:49PM
Cat, you can always order it on the Fluff site. But given that it goes for $1.15/jar here, it's not a super deal unless you just can't get it.

FROM: Elizabeth
DATE: Thursday May 17, 2001 -- 12:45:23AM
I think that Fluff was originally an East Coast thing, as we would always pick up a jar or two while visiting Cape Cod. In my childhood, I'd have to say that Minnesota was pretty barren as far as Fluff, but now Fluff is available here at any fine non-health-foods-oriented grocery store.

A classic Fluff story involved my mother carrying some home in her suitcase, when.. oops! it exploded and got all over her clothes. Probably a lot funnier in retrospect.

FROM: Monica
DATE: Thursday May 17, 2001 -- 11:43:29AM
Oh, wow, I gotta get some fluff now. Those sandwiches were a special treat when my mom would put them in our lunches! Mmmmmm!
Here's a weird sandwich that my grandfather (from N.Carolina, if that helps) really likes--peanut butter and tomato!

FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday July 9, 2001 -- 8:38:10PM
I FINALLY had a flutternutter this eve. It was OK, but I was a fool to think eating it on toasted wheat bread was a good idea. Next time...

FROM: Davian
DATE: Monday October 29, 2001 -- 8:42:33PM
HI I am doing a project on Fluff and i need your stories. Where can you find fluff (parts of the country of world). Do you eat it at work? school? home? where.....? Doyou have an emotional reason why you buy fluff, or is it a habit in your daily routine? Do you ever see any ads for Fluff and how are they convincing you to purchase Fluff? All the information you can get me would be great. Thany you everyone!

FROM: Robert
DATE: Monday October 29, 2001 -- 10:54:42PM
Some of my friends had an intervention with me about my fluff habit. I used to eat it all over the place, but mostly off of small mirrors, fashioned into narrow rows.

DATE: Tuesday November 22, 2005 -- 3:12:32 pm
My wife won't shut up about Fluffernutters. However, from reading this, she has no idea what a Fluffernutter is, or she wouldn't be eating them. She is allergic to peanut butter.
My wife is from PA, where she insists this is where it all started.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday November 22, 2005 -- 4:54:10 pm
I supposed one could make a Fluffernutter with something like cashew butter or a seed butter of some sort...

FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday November 22, 2005 -- 6:51:45 pm
...or maybe just butter? Flufferbutter?

FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday November 23, 2005 -- 1:46:22 am
I bet they would be good with almond butter. We ate them all the time with peanut butter as kids. I still prefer jelly though--you can speak more clearly with that in your mouth than with the fighting fluff and peanut butter.

Veronica October 3, 2007, 2:17 am

I used to be a pastry chef at a resort which changed their menus every month. I loved fluffernutter sandwiches when I was a kid and wanted to create one for the restaurant. I make a peanut butter dough with powdered sugar and crispy cereal flakes. then make a sundae. chocolate sauce then peanuts, roasted banana ice cream. peanut butter dough, chopped bananas, peanuts and choco sauce again more roasted banana gelato then top it off with fluff or an italian meringue and torch until toasty brown. YUM. That dessert did not leave the menu for a year. Hope you all try it!!

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