Would your PA child know this answer??

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This is a question that I was confronted with by my daughter whom does not have the food allergy. We were watching a show and the ad for "fluffernutter"came on. Jennifer asked me"what the heck is that mom". I was never thinking that she would have know way of knowing what it is because obviously we don't have fluff in our home. I grew up on fluffernutter sandwiches and found this so odd that my kids would never get to make a mess with one. I explained to her that we never had it because it is something that goes with peanut butter and I had never wanted Christopher to be confused about weather he could have it or not. When Chrisotpher came home I asked him if he knew what a fluffernutter sandwich was and he said that he could tell it had nuts because of the "nutter" part. Anyway I am just wondering how many of your children with PA can tell you what a "fluffernutter" is??? Make sure they know it is something they should never have because in the ad all the kids are in lunch eating one and talking about how good it is. A child with the allergy may not realize that it is a peanut butter and fluff sandwich. Let me know how many kids new what it is. Take care Claire

On May 24, 2001

Okay, I'll bite - what is 'fluff'?

Never heard of this one Claire - might be a regional specialty. Perhaps I've just led a sheltered childhood.

On May 24, 2001

"fluff" is a marshmallow type spread, usually bought near the peanut butter in the grocery store. It is white and tastes pretty much like soft marshmallows, I remember eating these too, but was more of a pb and jelly type girl. Anyone remember the jars of pb with the jelly already swirled in? They were my favourite.

On May 24, 2001

torontosue,I liked jelly also,but the fluff was my moms speciality. Another thing that is the same thing is marshmallow creme. It is just the generic name for fluff. I think with Christopher beign 15 I could probably purchase this but I never seem to be thinking about it. I would love fluff on an English muffin and butter. Well must be time to eat lunch. take care Claire

On May 25, 2001

I remember fluffernutters from my childhood - not so much eating them as seeing them advertised on TV; there was a jingle that I can sort of recall.

I saw jars of fluff in the grocery store a while back (with the ice cream toppings) and it made me feel nostalgic. So I checked it out for my peanut- and tree nut-allergic daughter, bought it and made our version of a fluffernutter with roasted soybean butter.

Well the kids said "yuck" and I had to agree. Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the jar.

On May 25, 2001

My children (2 and 3) certainly wouldn't. Actually, to tell the truth, *I* didn't. lol I agree, it must be a regional thing. Anyways, as to what to do with the rest of the "fluff"....rice krispie treats. All you need now is some some puffed rice and some safe butter or margarine. If you need a recipe, there are dozens floating around all over everywhere. I'm sure a search either on the snack/recipe board here, or on the internet in general, would produce at least one recipe. If not, let me know and I'll go dig mine out of my recipe box. =)

On May 25, 2001

Hi Claire! I too loved fluffernutter sandwiches as a kid. Mom didn't buy the Fluff too often though. Just asked Mike (8 1/2 yr old PA) "would you eat a fluffernutter sandwich if someone gave it to you?" His answer "NO!" and I asked why? He said "it has the word nut in it so I'm sure it has something to do with nuts or peanuts."

Right-On Kiddo!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

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On May 25, 2001

JoannaG, Here's an idea what to do with the rest of the fluff: Mix some with a little hot water to 'loosen' it up and put it over your favorite ice cream. If it's the same jar I have, you can send for a recipe booklet there's an address on the side. I have the recipe booklet and there's a recipe in their for some sort of cheesecake, too!

On May 25, 2001

I guess because I hated pb as a child, I missed out on the fluffer part too! LOL! I would actually have to see if there is any of this "stuff" in our local grocery store and check the label to see if I considered it "safe". It's like how I've never had Nutella ever in my life. I guess I never liked strange things on my bread (although there was the potatoe chip sandwich phase, complete with butter on the bread).

No, Jesse would not know what it is because it's something I would never have thought of. Thank-you, Claire.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On May 26, 2001

I did eat them occasionally as a child. My boys would not know what they were either only because we have never discussed it.

On May 26, 2001

If I had the leftovers I would put it on toast or an English muffin with melting butter. Oh man that is sounding good. Take care claire

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