“Mallow!” I kept saying to my boyfriend this morning. “MarshMALLOW, not marshmellow.” He thought I was crazy. But I am one of those people that has to sound out FebRUary and WedNESday to spell them correctly and now apparently marshMALLOW.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of marshmallows. I do love them in s’mores but that’s pretty much it. Never a fan of Lucky Charms, or those crappy tiny marshmallows that you can put in your hot cocoa (or worse the hot cocoa packets that have marshmallows already in them!) but I am a big fan of supporting local. So when the local start-up, XO Marshmallow reached out to me to try some of their handmade marshmallows, I decided I’d give it a try. I mean, marshmallows that are Mimosa flavored, beer flavored, and honey bourbon flavored you gotta give em a chance.
These damn things are delicious! They are the the perfect consistency without being too dense or too fluffy. I tried the vanilla and cocoa dusted. Basically the idea behind these “monuts” are that they are the perfect size for your mug, so a perfect addition to your hot chocolate (or tea) as I opted for since I haven’t stocked up on hot chocolate yet. I’m still in “Summer” mode! How can you blame me with 90 degree weather last week?
I also was able to sample the (gasp) pumpkin spice marshmallow when I grabbed my monuts from Kat at Wired Coffee right in good ole Evanston. SERIOUSLY one of my favorite pumpkin spice things. I often find the PSL too sugary and overpowering but this was just the right mix with the pumpkin not being too overwhelming. I would dump those marshmallows into my regular latte to achieve a much better tasting PSL. However, I have to be honest. I ate these things up (as you can see from the above picture), that cocoa dusted one didn’t even last long enough to get put into a drink!
I am so happy I ran into XO Marshmallow because I think they may have triggered a new obsession of mine. All right, so here’s the scoop. They’re just starting out and with that they’ve created this awesome Kickstarter. Check it out! They have some awesome rewards for pledges that can give you some great tastings of their marshmallows and it’s really affordable. It even includes shipping to anywhere in the US.
So what are you waiting for? Go get some yourself!
What’s your sugar tooth weakness?