Growing up, there was always a jar or tub of Marshmallow Fluff in my mother’s kitchen. We grew up eating fluffernutter sandwiches for lunch. For those of you not from New England, you may not know what a fluffernutter is. A fluffernutter is a sandwich with Marshmallow Fluff and peanut butter.
My mother always made a double batch of biscuits on Saturday night to go along with baked beans and we would have the leftover ones as a snack after school topped with peanut butter and/or fluff and sometimes homemade jam.
Marshmallow Fluff, the real stuff, is manufactured in Lynn, Massachusetts. https://marshmallowfluff.com It’s NOT marshmallow creme. There IS a very distinct difference. When I moved away from New England my parents used to ship it to me because you could not find it in grocery stores in the western United States.
Imagine my surprise when I was in Cambridge, England and I happened to come across Hardy’s Original Sweet Shop and saw the window display.
Can you see the white jar with the red lid on the left hand side of the display window? That’s right, it’s a jar of Marshmallow Fluff, the real thing. I find it very amusing that you can’t always find it in the United States but you can find it in England. It is, however, more widely distributed now in the United States than it was in the past. How many of you grew up with Marshmallow Fluff as a part of your childhood? What do you use Marshmallow Fluff for now? I use it when I make peanut butter fudge.
How about biscuits? Did you grow up with them? Maybe you did but they were just part of the meal. Sometimes we would have honey drizzled over biscuits as a treat. When my mother was young, she thought it was a treat to have molasses on top of her biscuits.
To me, even a plain biscuit is good. It brings back memories with every bite.