All Hail The Fluffernutter: Marshmallow Fluff Turns 90

In other munchie-related news, everyone's favorite form of pure sugar, Marshmallow Fluff, turned 90 years old over the weekend, which is probably about as long as that sticky jar has been sitting in your cabinet. In 1917 a Massachusetts man named Archibald Query started turning out Fluff in his kitchen and selling it door-to-door, only to fork over his recipe in 1920 for $500 to the Durkee-Mower company, which still distributes Marshmallow Fluff today.

In March, Query was honored as Inventor of the Week by MIT, if you can believe it. There's even a Boston festival known as “What the Fluff?” honoring the sticky confection. If it all the attention seems a little crazy, then perhaps you've never tasted the orgasm-inducing Fluff and peanut-butter sandwich known as the Fluffernutter. We rest our case.

Check out some Marshmallow Fluff recipes here.

— Brian Bernbaum

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