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Fluffernutter Gets Boost for State Sandwich

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would make the fluffernutter Massachusetts’ official sandwich has been given initial approval by state lawmakers.

The measure was advanced Tuesday on a voice vote during an informal session of the House of Representatives.

The fluffernutter — peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff on bread — has remained a popular treat in New England for generations.

Marshmallow Fluff was invented in 1917 in Somerville and is made with just four ingredients — corn syrup, sugar syrup, dried egg whites and artificial vanilla flavoring. It’s still made in a small manufacturing plant in Lynn.

The bill still needs another vote of the House before going to the Senate. It was filed by former state Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein of Revere.

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  • Rags

    CAn wait to hear the wailing of the food police on this one. They will probably lobby for the watercress sandwich because it’s healthier

    • walter

      The fluffernutter wow finally pleasent news

  • always misunderstood

    I cannot believe they are wasting time on such ridiculous legislation. And you wonder why people hate politics and think politicians are useless. Waste of time, and my tax dollars. Not only that, but that’s a terribly UNHEALTHY sandwich, which is running counter to the state goals to fight obesity and get better, healthier foods into school systems. What bullsh**t.

    • alpinequeen

      A better sandwich is mayonnaise on one slice of bread, peanut butter on the other slice with lots of iceberg lettuce in the middle. Try it before you denigrate it.

  • alpinequeen

    Ah, two words that best describe politicians, fluff and nuts.

    • tastyteste

      My guess is you’ve tasted more than your share of both.

  • LibraTchr

    Woohoo!! Finally the fluffernutter gets some recognition!! And it come from a great state! Lighten up people, it’s all in good fun!

    • alpinequeen

      We used to butter up Ritz crackers with peanut butter and stick them to the roof of our dog’s mouth. He loved them.


      • xc

        Man you are far uglier than I pictured you. Get your teeth cleaned. Get that dumpy, craphole of a house repaired too. Cheap 60ish furnishings. But that blue collar goes with your grey hairs.

  • respectyourelders

    What idiots. So many pressing problems today and politicians are worrying about making a sugar filled sandwich our state sandwich. The only part of that sandwich that is healthy is the peanut butter. If made on white bread then the bread isn’t healthy either. How about peanut butter on whole grain bread and if they want to sweeten it some add a tad of honey. Better yet, how about addressing some of the issues that are hurting constituents and stop wasting our tax dollars on bulls**t like this.

    • nosugar

      Just for the record, it’s not just the marshmallow that makes it a “sugar filled sandwich”. Go to you cupboard and read your labels. Ingredients are listed in order of their percentage in the product as whole (highest to lowest). Second ingredient on any peanut butter (Jif, Skippy, store brand, etc.) is CORN SYRUP. aka SUGAR!

      • alpinequeen

        Natural peanut butter contains peanuts, with or without salt. Yum.

        • the

          Hey if it’s all you can afford is that welfare PB, we understand.

          • alpinequeen

            It’s better than the dog food you wolf down.

  • 32 MuddyPaws

    This state, obviously, has no problems or issues so to keep the politicians from being bored while they collect their ridiculously massive paychecks each week, they’ve chosen to debate a sandwich. Could they look any more foolish and useless? Why not address something like domestic violence or just the violence in our cities, the homeless, the hungry, our veterans, keeping our water supply clean, fixing the potholes, health care, education, public safety, workforce development, pollution, oil dependency, protecting Cape Cod National Seashore, the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley – protecting some of our most successful parks and open spaces, keeping fracking out of this state? But we have time to debate a sandwich. We are doomed.

  • Lori Choi

    Wait, it isn’t the state sandwich? That’s just unbelievable.