Fluffernutters in Massachusetts

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This was always a staple in our diet when we came to Cape Cod in the summers from Washington DC so it brings back fond memories. I just always told my kids that there was no Fluff in DC when we returned home!

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) — Fans of peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff may want to start looking for housing options in Massachusetts.

A bill that would make the fluffernutter the official state sandwich in Massachusetts was approved at a vote earlier this week during a session of the House of Representatives. According to the bill, “the fluffernutter shall be the sandwich or sandwich emblem of the commonwealth.”

Marshmallow Fluff was invented almost a hundred years ago in Somerville, Mass., and the sandwich — a combination of peanut butter and fluff on bread — is a popular snack in New England.

The main ingredient in the fluffernutter, the fluff, is still produced at a manufacturing plant in Lynn.

The House has to vote on the bill again before it can move on to the Senate.

Not everyone hopes it passes.

“Why the state Legislature feels the need to designate a sandwich is itself questionable. There’s plenty of other pressing business,” said a MassLive editorial. “And if it does, why not choose a sandwich that says Bay State with every bite: Why not choose the mayonnaise-less lobster roll?”

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One thought on “Fluffernutters in Massachusetts

  1. Doesn’t seem to set a good example for the kids to pick a sandwich so high in sugar. And just because it is made in the state doesn’t make it representative of the state.

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