National Fluffernutter Day

It’s fun to say, but observing the day is even better. National Fluffernutter Day will bring back memories of a childhood favorite. On October 8th, many people around the States observe the classic peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich that has a special place in the hearts of New Englanders, especially. So, what is the deal with this day, and how can we observe it?

History of National Fluffernutter Day

Marshmallows date way back – think Roman Empire times! But, as a form of edible snack, it really is closer to modern times when considering the marshmallow fluff that we enjoy today. Fluffernutter had humble beginnings as the original creator, Archibald Query from Massachusetts, made small batches from home in 1917 and sold them door to door.

When World War One hit, the rations on items such as sugar meant this could not continue. It wasn’t until 1920 that Query sold the recipe for $500, and the name subsequently became Marshmallow Fluff – a fitting name.

The brand grew, and people soon couldn’t have enough of this fluff. In 1940, they even released a cookbook, all about how to make recipes with the ingredient. It wasn’t until the 1960s that Fluffernutter became a real thing.

It was trademarked by Durkee-Mower Inc. and became a hit in New England. Fast forward to 2006, and the ingredient became integral in one of Bingham’s ice creams, which only enhanced its reputation and popularity to a wider audience. This was also the year that the first Fluffernutter festival was held.

Then, it only increased in fame when it was revealed as a favorite snack of Sunita Williams of NASA, who said her favorite snack aboard the ISS was Fluffernutter. Many people think it is out of this world (ahem), so it makes sense.

How To Observe National Fluffernutter Day?

As with any culinary day of the year, we always encourage those interested to get involved by using the ingredients and making the dish itself. This is a chance to make a dinner with the theme of Fluffernutter. There are plenty of recipes online to choose from that can be used.

There is always a good time for a sweet treat, and Fluffernutter is definitely an interesting ingredient. If you want to really get creative, why not make your own fluff? There is nothing better than homemade, and the ingredients are simple – just look up marshmallow fluff recipes.

Those native to Massachusetts can also get involved by attending the festival. Why not get involved online as well? The hashtag #NationalFluffernutterDay is always a fun place to be – with recipes and themed ideas galore. Spread a little of the love yourself by impressing others with that homemade batch and enjoy the response.

You don’t have to be in New England to enjoy this delightful treat. If you are short on time, a simple Fluffernutter sandwich is a good way to observe the day. It is all about fun anyway.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 8 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 8 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 8 Sunday
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