|When I saw Kathy's Bear toasting marshmallows, I started thinking about them...|
|The most common brand of marshmallows: Jet-Puffed.|
Maybe you have the impression that I'm a purist when it comes to food. I do love fresh local produce, and I've reduced the amount of meat in my diet. However, I also love chocolate. And I have a special weakness for (of all things) marshmallows. I like them toasted, but I'm fine with eating them right out of the bag. And I do.
|Whole Foods now sells marshmallows!|
I have a bag of them now, and plan to buy more.
My original association with marshmallows is the Campfire brand, which used to come in a little box with two layers of marshmallows, as shown in the vintage ad. I'm pretty sure we had a box of them like that on a cookout when I was a Brownie Scout. I think that was my introduction to s'mores, in fact. In winter, with s'mores out of season, we often put one or two of them in a cup of cocoa, as shown in the picture.
I've written about marshmallows before; maybe I'm repeating myself. Sorry! I'm sure I've mentioned how I like them, and I went over the history of this interesting confection in an earlier blog post. Maybe I described how my sister and I once made a batch of marshmallows from scratch, but the result, after a lot of work, was about the same as the commercial ones. Right now, though, I'm just thinking about how I really like to eat them. Maybe toasted.
Here's a photo from the time we tried toasting marshmallows with the kitchen torch.
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