Massachusetts moves closer to approving fluffernutter as official state sandwich

Bill proclaims "the fluffernutter shall be the sandwich or sandwich emblem of the commonwealth.”
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2014 at 3:51 PM

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Fans of peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff may want to start looking for housing options in Massachusetts.

A bill that would make the fluffernutter the official state sandwich in Massachusetts was approved at a vote earlier this week during a session of the House of Representatives. According to the bill, “the fluffernutter shall be the sandwich or sandwich emblem of the commonwealth.”

Marshmallow Fluff was invented almost a hundred years ago in Somerville, Mass., and the sandwich -- a combination of peanut butter and fluff on bread -- is a popular snack in New England.

The main ingredient in the fluffernutter, the fluff, is still produced at a manufacturing plant in Lynn.

The House has to vote on the bill again before it can move on to the Senate.

Not everyone hopes it passes.

“Why the state Legislature feels the need to designate a sandwich is itself questionable. There’s plenty of other pressing business,” said 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?”

If Massachusetts does ultimately approve the fluffernutter as the state sandwich, the rest of the nation can still celebrate it in October:

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