BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Tuesday marks National Fluffernutter Day in honor of the a New England staple—the sandwich that combines Marshmallow Fluff and peanut butter.
The sandwich has Massachusetts roots. Marshmallow creme was first invented by a Somerville man back to the early 1900s, according to the Marshmallow Fluff website. Archibald Query would make it in his kitchen and then sell it "door to door."
Query had to shut down his operation during World War I. Latere, Query agreed to sell the formula to H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower for $500.
Durkee and Mower were both veterans and graduates of Swampscott High School.
The popularity of the marshmallow creme grew throughout the 1920s, and the operation had moved to a factory in East Lynn by 1929.
While the sandwich had been around for a while, the term "Fluffernutter" wasn't introduced until the 1960s as part of an advertising campaign.