Believe it or not, marshmallows date back to Ancient Egypt. The mallow plant provided a sap that the Egyptians used to create a candy with nuts and honey. Now a days Homemade marshmallows use sugar, unflavored gelatin, corn syrup, and flavoring.
On August 30th, National Toasted Marshmallow Day celebrates one of America’s favorite fire-roasted treats. Be sure to stock up on marshmallows so you can celebrate!
Get your friends together and gather up some firewood. Grab a few long sticks and a bag of marshmallows. Then, make plans for a great night!
Toasted marshmallows are a special part of summer evenings around a bonfire. Also, what better way to kick off a long weekend than to enjoy a delicious, warm, gooey, toasted marshmallow? Add a pair of graham crackers and a chocolate bar – and ask for s’more!
Marshmallows now come in a variety of flavors as well as sizes for maximum toasting opportunities. For a fun alternative, try roasting Marshmallow Peeps. Watch them closely as the granular sugar coating will burn more quickly.
In America at Ligonier, Indiana holds an annual Marshmallow Festival and is the marshmallow capital of the world.
Why are marshmallows called “marshmallows”?
Shouldn’t they be called ‘sugar puffs of deliciousness’ or something like that? Well, marshmallows were originally flavoured by using the root of the
mallow flower, which grows in a marsh — and so the name was born! Interestingly, the mallow root was also used to treat sore throats back then, so the next time you’re sick, try asking your doctor if you can have marshmallows.