Ah … the fluffernutter. What, you ask, is a fluffernutter? That’s what I was asking when I discovered that I would be responsible for this post. I did a little digging, a little research, a little sleuthing, if you will, and discovered that a fluffernutter is a sandwich. A sandwich made with white bread, peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff®. Yuck!
Well, that was my first reaction.
That was my second reaction.
Truth be told, I was kind of dreading this day. But I am a dutiful soldier, so I added the necessary ingredients to the shopping list and conducted a little research.
It turns out that there is just too much to say about the fluffernutter for the tiny little space allowed me here. A search on Google came up with 78,000 hits in 0.25 seconds! There has long been a lobby to make the fluffernutter the state sandwich of Massachussetts and a corresponding lobby to ban it from the State schools. Fluffernutters, apparently, provoke strong reactions in people. It may even have provoked a war! I stumbled across a video of the fluffernutter song. And the history of the FN is kinda interesting.
Marshmallow Fluff® is the original stuff, hence the “fluff” in the “fluffer, but all we could get was the Kraft version which is called JetPuffed (does that make it a puffernutter?). It doesn’t really matter what kind of peanut butter you use to be the “nutter”. I tried Kraft Light and Kraft Unsalted Unsweetened (for the ‘healthy’ version). Then I spread liberal amounts of each on slices of wonderbread (the white stuff – who buys whole wheat wonderbread – what’s even the point?).
Did I mention that I was a doubter?
Oh. My. God.
Ooey, gooey, disgusting, can’t-stop-eating-it-now-I-get-why-some-people-want-to-canonize-it!!!
But it doesn’t work out well as finger sandwiches.