This was my lunch the other day. Hopefully the nutrition in the peanut butter offset the empty calories of the marshmallow creme - a gooey layer of carbs and sugar slathered on a slice of white bread.
The Fluffernutter was a phrase coined in 1960 for the peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich. Marshmallow Creme (also known as Marshmallow Fluff) was credited to several inventors Emma and Amory Curtis in 1913 and Archibald Query in 1917, both from Massachusetts. During World War I Emma Curtis created a recipe using peanut butter and marshmallow creme on white bread, which she then sold to Durkee-Mower Inc. They changed the name to Marshmallow Fluff, which paved the way for today's Fluffernutter. It soon gained popularity and has been proposed as the official state sandwich of Massachusetts.
The Fluffernutter is still most popular in New England, so what is a Southern gal doing eating one? My Mom was from Maine and she would occasionally make them for lunch as an alternative to the many, many bologna sandwiches I ate.
Now that I've admitted it, who else enjoys a Fluffernutter?