Last week the phone rang, and the nice lady on the phone wanted to know if it was ok to ship my marshmallows on Monday.
After some hemming and hawing, I got the story. It seems the Mrs. had ordered gourmet marshmallows. However due to some sort of client--marshmallow sales person confidentiality agreement she could not discuss the purchase with me.
So, I got her number, called the Mrs. at work and got the whole story. It seems she had clicked on an ad on this blog, and was interested in mail order marshmallows.
$45 and a week later, a box showed up with 6 rather small bags of marshmallows.
Naturally, after yelling about spending $45 for marshmallows, I tore into the chocolate chipetta bag.
Holy moley!!! These are the best marshmallows I have ever eaten in my life. Not that I am a marshmallow expert by any stretch of the imagination. Marshmallows are something to either toast or dump in hot chocolate. But not these.
They are crazy expensive. I'd estimate based on shipping and the cost of them, they are $7.50 for 16-18 of the little tasty sugary pillows, or about a half buck each.
So far, I have only eaten the chocolate ones (I'm a diabetic--you want I should lapse into a coma or something) and they are spectacular.
I checked the ingredients, and that may be part of the reason for the expense. No cheap corn syrup or unpronounceable things in them. Sugar, honey, brown rice syrup, and various extracts and what you would use if you wanted to make marshmallows at home yourself. The chocolate ones are topped with tiny chocolate chips.
The taste? Wow! I mean it. These are great. It took every available bit of restraint I had to not eat the entire little bag. I plan to add 2 to my coffee tomorrow morning to turn it into a mochaccino.
I would describe it as not very sweet, but really bursting with chocolate flavor. Not a wimpy flavor, but a full bodied chocolate.
I can't wait to try the other varieties. Don't confuse these with Campfire or Sta Puff marshmallows. That would be like comparing a steak house filet mignon and baked potato to a quarter pounder and fries.
They come in 6 different varieties. I'll get to them over the next few weeks or so, and report back.