Festival de Fluff

If you’ve ever wondered what’s wrong with the greater Boston metro area—and plenty of us have—consider that the suburban community of Somerville has a festival dedicated to Marshmallow Fluff, the sweet white goop that has somehow become a symbol of regional pride. Fluff is a Massachusetts staple and the source of not a little bit of controversy after Fluffernutter sandwiches on school menus led to a subsequent fight to either limit the amount of Fluff that could be served or celebrate the Fluffernutter as the official state sandwich.

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