What do you immediately think of when I use the word “marshmallows”? Do you think of bacon? What? Why not?
Well, I have just had my maiden voyage into the seas of bacon sweets with the limited edition Maple Bacon Marshmallows from Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows.
I have to admit, I’m still not sold on the whole bacon+candy idea, though it might be growing on me now. It was definitely the most interesting roasted marshmallow I have ever had (I had to use a lighter – it’s too darn hot for a fire 🙂 ). I have a number of friends who have fallen in love with bacon ice cream and bacon cupcakes who would definitely love these.
Artisan marshmallows are popping up in restaurants around the country. What makes Plush Puffs special?
“Our goal is to offer the highest quality, all-natural, deliciously flavored marshmallows ever. This is a marshmallow that is not only good enough to eat on its own, but amazing when melted in hot drinks, used in any number of recipes. Each flavor is actually intensified when it is roasted. Quite simply: we want to provide a product that delights the senses.”
Plush Puffs are made without high-fructose corn syrup and many varieties are gluten-free. The Toasted Coconut marshmallows really delight my senses. Coconut is infused throughout the marshmallows, not just stuck to the top. The flakes of coconut on the outside have that rich toasted flavor. They make an excellent S’mores, though the coconut flavor is very faint with the chocolate and the cookies. If you melt the marshmallows in the microwave, watch out. These marshmallows were in my microwave for a whopping 9 seconds.
I used Enjoy Life’s Vanilla Honey Grahams for this S’more. I bet they would be even more coconutty awesome with a coconut cookie like the Coconut Oatmeal Bliss from Ginnybakes.
If that’s not enough to tempt you, you can buy a 2-pound marshmallow. That’s right, one big ol’ honkin’ marshmallow that weighs two pounds. A new cake idea, anyone?