A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Its name comes from "Marshmallow Fluff" brand marshmallow creme. A fluffernutter is made by spreading peanut butter on a slice of bread, then spreading an equal amount of marshmallow cream on another slice, and combining them together to form a sandwich. Some recipes include wheat bread instead of white, Nutella chocolate spread instead of peanut butter, and the addition of bananas, honey, or other ingredients, or chips (potato chips, corn chips, etc.) inside of the sandwich.
In June 2006, Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios proposed legislation restricting the serving of Fluffernutter sandwiches in public schools. The proposal was criticized as trivial and overly intrusive legislation. Barrios' supporters pointed to the problem of childhood obesity. Massachusetts State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein planned to "fight to the death for Fluff". She supported legislation that would make the Fluffernutter the official state sandwich. The measure failed, and Reinstein tried again unsuccessfully in 2009.
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