- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2014

Move over peanut butter and jelly. In Massachusetts, moves are afoot to give a state stamp of recognition to peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff, as lawmakers have just pushed forward a bill that declares the fluffernutter as the official state sandwich.

Legislators took a voice vote and it was clear: “The fluffernutter shall be the sandwich or sandwich emblem of the commonwealth,” the text of the bill stated, United Press International reported. The bill still has to receive another House vote before moving to the Senate for consideration.

The creamy concoction was invented about 100 years ago in Somerville. The main ingredient of the popular fluffernutter sandwich — the fluff — is still produced in-state, in the town of Lynn.

But not all at the state level see sense in giving the fluffernutter a formal stamp of approval.

“Why the state legislature feels the need to designate a sandwich is itself questionable,” a MassLive editorial said. “There’s plenty of other pressing business. And if it does, why not choose a sandwich that says Bay State with every bite: Why not choose the mayonnaise-less lobster roll?”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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