Massachusetts Company Celebrates Fluff’s 100th Anniversary

In this Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, a jar of Marshmallow Fluff and a Fluffernutter sandwich are displayed in North Andover, Mass. Archibald Query invented Fluff in 1917 in the Boston suburb of Somerville. The marshmallow concoction that’s been smeared on a century’s worth of sandwiches has inspired a festival and other sticky remembrances as it turns 100 in 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Fluff is turning 100 this month and celebrations are underway in the Massachusetts city where the marshmallow spread was invented.

Some vendors at a Saturday farmers’ market in Somerville hawked concoctions inspired by Fluff. Among them is a berry, chocolate and Fluff-filled Polish dumpling.

Resident Mimi Graney also be showcasing her new book on Fluff’s history.

“Fluff: The Sticky Sweet Story of an American Icon” was released to coincide with this month’s milestone. Graney notably launched the What the Fluff? Festival, the city’s now popular September festival honoring all things Fluff.

Somerville resident Archibald Query invented Fluff during World War I.

Its popularity soared in the 1960s, when schoolchildren clamored for “Fluffernutter” sandwiches, consisting of peanut butter and Fluff slathered between two slices of white bread.

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