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skatechef Apr 19, 2009 05:40 PM

Is Fluffernutter a regional New England "delicacy" or is it nationally known?

  1. monku Apr 19, 2009 05:42 PM

    Live in Los Angeles and they sell marshmallow fluff next to the peanut butter....what do you think?

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      gordeaux Apr 19, 2009 07:04 PM

      I used to live out east, and in other regions, if you say "fluffernutter" you may get strange looks. Those who give the strange looks only do so because it goes by different names. One of those names is "PB&Fluff." Never been to a part of the country where fluff & pb is unknown.

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        Fydeaux Apr 20, 2009 07:10 AM

        There is a grocery/deli on Milwaukee's east side that is offering 99 cent fluffernutters as a recession special.

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          missmadeleine Apr 20, 2009 07:34 AM

          I am in Toronto, Canada, and I have always known what a Fluffernutter is!

          1. sku Apr 20, 2009 11:40 AM

            I've heard of it, but definitely think of it as a New England food. Kraft Marshmallow cream is widely available in California, but the more traditional Marshmallow Fluff is hard to find.

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              mpjmph Apr 20, 2009 12:13 PM

              I always vaguely knew what is was as a kid, but never had one until college. I am decidedly a PB&J or PB and banana kind of girl.

              Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I learned the term from reading Babysitter's Club books, which were set in Connecticut...

              1. extrasalty Apr 20, 2009 01:27 PM

                Haven’t had one since leaving New England umpteen years ago and can’t recall ever seeing marshmallow fluff here in crunchy NorCal. But oh good God now I’m dying for a fluffernutter!

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                1. re: extrasalty
                  winedude Apr 27, 2009 03:43 PM

                  When I first moved to SF from Boston, Fluff was the only food thing I would carry back to SF. A "fluffernutter" made with Kraft marshmallow cream is not even close.

                2. im_nomad Apr 27, 2009 04:12 PM

                  I probably learned to call it that after hearing the more americanized translations of the PB & Fluff sandwich (I'm in Canada), but I've loved them since I discovered them. Don't remember having them as a kid, mine was an adult discovery while I was working night shifts. Haven't had one in years. ....

                  Oh but they're good, got to have a good dollop of both PB and Fluff to make it work though...no skimming !!

                  PB&J never really did it for me....PB&banana, PB&raisins, and yes, even PB&Butter, definitely.

                  1. purple goddess Apr 27, 2009 04:23 PM

                    It appeared on Australian grocery shelves for about a month in 2002. Never saw it again. Thank god!

                    1. Rmis32 Apr 27, 2009 04:26 PM

                      anyone try fluff w/ Nutella? or is that heresy?

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                        chef4hire Apr 27, 2009 04:34 PM

                        it's super sweet but very tasty...once a year or so I indulge

                        mostly I put my nutella on pretzels

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                          susabella Apr 27, 2009 07:23 PM

                          Oh why did you have to put that thought in my head....nutella with fluff...wow, what an amazing concept! How did I never think of that?

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                            pacheeseguy Apr 29, 2009 07:15 AM

                            quick and easy little sandwich bites:
                            Using Nilla Wafers,
                            fluff & Nutella
                            fluff, Nutella and PB
                            PB & Nutella
                            add a thin sliver of banana to any of those
                            or a little shaved dark chocolate
                            All delicious.

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                            taboo Apr 28, 2009 06:19 AM

                            OMG....I had a mom that did not know how to cook and grew up having a fluffernutter every day for lunch. I lived in CT. Lynn, MA is where Fluff is made so I believe it is more well known on the east coast. I have not attempted to have one in the past 20 years.....I think I overdosed. Now and then, some Fluff in hot chocolate is yummy though.

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                              BobB Apr 29, 2009 07:04 AM

                              Fluff originated in Somerville, MA shortly before the first World War. The inventor later sold his business to a couple of guys from Lynn, where it is still made today. It's always been more popular in New England than anywhere else.

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                              KevinB Apr 28, 2009 06:24 AM

                              Growing up in the 60's in Toronto, I don't know any kid who hadn't heard the fluffernutter jingle:


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                                treb Apr 28, 2009 06:48 AM

                                It originated in NE but, is known across the contiguous 48. In fact, they used to have pink fluff as well as white.

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                                  qwertyu Apr 29, 2009 08:31 AM

                                  They still do. It's strawberry, I believe

                                2. Luvfriedokra Apr 28, 2009 04:44 PM

                                  Yep, my brother was a big fan here in NC- I was more of a Goober Grape kid

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                                    bolivar13 May 1, 2009 01:55 PM

                                    My dad loved them and he lived in Chicago his entire life.

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                                      winedude May 9, 2009 02:19 PM

                                      OK, here's the best sandwich ever. Fluff, with the dark chocolate dreams peanut butter made by PB & Co. in New York. Here's a link to the stuff.

                                      Makes a great dessert sandwich!

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