National Fluffernutter Day

Keerthana Ramasamy
Feb 14, 2024 By Keerthana Ramasamy
Originally Published on Feb 08, 2022
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Where is National Fluffernutter Day celebrated?

National Fluffernutter Day is celebrated all around the U.S. so that every Fluffernutter can join.

Who is National Fluffernutter Day celebrated by?

Anyone can celebrate this day. However, it's a big day for food enthusiasts. 

When did National Fluffernutter Day first start?

There is no official record of the announcement; people of Massachusetts say the first festival celebrating Fluffernutter was held in the 2006s summer festival of Massachusetts, and they have been celebrating it since then.

Who started National Fluffernutter Day?

The proposal was made to the state assembly of Massachusetts in 2006 to announce the Fluffernutter sandwich, an official sandwich of Massachusetts. Though the proposal failed, the Marshmallow Fluff festival was held that summer.

Celebrate your fluff recipe and share it with the world.

History And Timeline

Every national day in the U.S. has its own background story and history. Here is the story of Marshmallow Fluff.

Earliest Known Fluffernutter

During World War I, in 1917, Archibald Query of Massachusetts invented a Marshmallow creme, and Emma Curtis published a recipe for peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich, the earliest known example of a Fluffernutter.

1917

Original Recipe of Fluffernutter

After the end of the war, Archibald sold the recipe 'Too Sweet Marshmallow Fluff' for $500 to H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower. Later, the original recipe was named 'Marshmallow Fluff' for a marketing video.

May 14, 1920

The Yummy Book

Over the next decade, the sales under Durkee-Mower, Inc., were a hit. In 1930, the company sponsored and hosted a 15-minute radio variety show, 'The Flufferettes.' As demand grew, the company released "The Yummy Book" cookbook in 1940 with Fluff recipes.

1940

Fluffernutter - The Big Break

The recipe was an absolute hit, and it was made into hearts and kitchens across the country. Later in the 1960s, Durkee-Mower, Inc. trademarked the name 'Fluffernutter' endearing the famous peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff sandwich.

1960

First Fluff Festival Celebration

In 2006, the Massachusetts state assembly got a proposal to make fluff sandwiches, the official sandwich of Massachusetts. Though the proposal failed, the first Marshmallow Fluff festival was held that summer.

2006

Traditions And Customs

The day is the best time to organize a surprise Fluffernutter dinner party for your kids. Invite your neighborhood kids and friends to join the nutty madness, and set an innovation contest. Ask them to invent their own combinations of Fluffernutter.

The Fluff is a well-beaten mixture of corn syrup, vanilla flavor, sugar syrup, and egg whites. Now it's evident that it's all a great ingredient to make a homemade fluff chocolate cookie for your loved ones.

Finally, don't forget to have a Fluffernutters sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme served on two slices of white bread. You can also add additional elements like bacon or mashed bananas.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate National Fluffernutter Day

Though it is not a public day, why not celebrate the day with your colleagues, they have sweet memories. The day of fluffernuttiness is a day of memories everywhere. Take Fluffernutters lunch at the office, turn your usual doughnuts into fluff special. Now sit together and memorize those golden days of school with your colleagues. 

It's also a great day to try one of the fluff recipes from the yummy book or spend the evening with your school friends. There are fluffs available in many restaurants and food centers. So if you do not want to make your home dirty by arranging a party, you can invite them to a restaurant.

 

Facts And Stats

  • In 1913, Amory and Emma Curtis invented Snowflake Marshmallow Creme.
  • Every year to celebrate Marshmallow Fluff, Massachusetts holds a 'What the Fluff' festival.
  • In 1940, the Yummy Book recognized the fluffernutter sandwich (peanut butter and marshmallow creme, usually served on white bread) as a meal and included the recipe.
  • In 2006, Fluffernutter gave its first debut to Brigham's ice cream flavors.

Where did Fluffernutter come from?

The Fluffernutter is a spread-like product Archibald invented in Massachusetts with peanut butter and sweet marshmallows.

What do we celebrate on October 8?

We celebrate National Fluffernutter day on October 8.

What is the importance of celebrating this day?

It's the day of remembering childhood sweetness with a marshmallow creme sandwich served with white bread or Fluffernutter.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Friday, October 08, 2021
  • Saturday, October 08, 2022
  • Sunday, October 08, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 08, 2025

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Written by Keerthana Ramasamy

Bachelor of Engineering specializing in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Keerthana RamasamyBachelor of Engineering specializing in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

With a background in electrical and electronics engineering from Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Keerthana brings a unique blend of technical expertise and creative flair to her role as a content writer. Her natural curiosity and passion for exploring new career paths led her to the exciting world of content marketing, where she has honed her content optimization, SEO, and Google Analytics skills. Keerthana's experience as a Content Marketing Specialist at GetMyUni has provided her with hands-on experience in digital marketing and editing, allowing her to create engaging and impactful content.

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