Ah, good old Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fluff. The sandwich adored by kids and (some) adults alike may finally get the recognition it deserves. There are extremely important wheelings and dealings taking place right now in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to make that a reality, as a bill to designate The Fluffernutter as the official state sandwich was approved during a House vote this week. Once the House takes a second vote, that bill will move on to the Senate.
Why Marshmallow Fluff? Well, it was invented right up there in Somerville, Mass. Fluff continues to be produced nearby, and I’m not referring to Elizabeth Warren (or am I?)
Sadly, not everyone is pumped about the notion of having Fluff as the state’s sandwich emblem. “Why the state Legislature feels the need to designate a sandwich is itself questionable. There’s plenty of other pressing business,” protested a MassLive editorial. “And if it does, why not choose a sandwich that says Bay State with every bite: Why not choose the mayonnaise-less lobster roll?”
Oh, snap! This debate might end up a lot more heated and politically-charged than originally intended. Only time will tell whether The Fluffernutter gets its official day in the sun. The truly sad part is the fact that Ted Kennedy never lived long enough to see it happen.
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