Yes, we like to say that Fluff is the most "Somerville" thing ever. Just ask Mimi Graney, the author of "Fluff Nation," and she will confirm. Invented in the early 1910s by Archibald Query, he took the sweet marshmallow creme and sold it door to door. When he returned from WWI, he started a business in Boston, the candy capital of the world.
In honor of the Fluff Festival which was started in 2006, we are posting our favorite places that sell fluff items:
Spindler Confections: One of our favorite stops on the Davis Square food tour is this magical candy store with Jeremy Spindler at the helm. Try their maple caramels with fluff inside!
Gracie's Ice Cream: Try the fluff cone! Trust us.
Davis Square Donuts & Bagels: We hear this creative donut shop uses fluff in their donut toppings. Mmm!
Somerville Brewing Company: Slumbrew has what we call "grown-up" fluffernutters made on Iggy's whole grain bread with a thin layer of fluff, not the goopy fluff and peanut butter on white bread that we grew up with - but still yummm!
Union Square Donuts: They're baaaack. For a limited time every Fall, fluff donuts make their appearance at this Union Square shop, and boy are we psyched!
Insider Tip: Fluff Festival needs volunteers every year, so that's a great way to get more involved. See you there!