Toasted Marshmallows: For One and For All
Now, ordinarily, the thought of charring your sweets wouldn’t be all that appealing. Imagine it, melted Minstrels, scorched Skittles and Jelly Babies burnt to a crisp…carnage.
With marshmallows though, it is an entirely different story. Light and fluffy when cold, and the perfect blend of crunchy and gooey when toasted; they’re the ultimate treat. You can munch on them during a movie, cook them on the grill one unseasonably warm night, or stick them in your hot chocolate before bed.
Deliciously perpetual, being the perfect sweet treat for the summer-autumn transition, and downright fun to make…the toasted marshmallow is a confection like no other. In fact, that’s probably why there is an entire day dedicated to it. That’s right, the 30th August 2015 is Toasted Marshmallow Day.
So how can you celebrate this sweet, sweet day? And how can www.littlecherry.co.uk make this treat taste even better? Well, read on and see why we think toasted marshmallows are for one, and for all.
Well, if you don’t think a piping hot marshmallow is grown up enough for your tastes, how about adding a dash of Baileys. You can give everyone a small wooden cup of an Irish cream of your choice, along with a bamboo skewer from our wooden disposable cutlery range, to make manoeuvring the marshmallow easier. Then they can toast-dip-and-sip to their heart’s content. Very civilised.
As enjoyable as toasted marshmallows are at all ages, it is kids who find the most magic in this treat. The smell of the chargrilled treat, the ever-so-grown-up job of holding their marshmallow over the flames, and the messy but worth it fun of trying to eat that gooey goodness within the narrow window of optimum temperature; hot enough to stay sticky, cool enough not to burn. Add things like a chocolate or toffee dip and sprinkles, and your messy pups will be made up!
(Sweet) Sticks in the Mud
Sometimes you just have to ask yourself, is it worth fixing if it ain’t broke? The good old-fashioned s'more that we see film families tucking into round a campfire is an iconic and longstanding treat for a reason. It’s good. Really good. The warm, gooey sensation of the marshmallow, the sweet injection of chocolate and the savoury crunch of a cracker; a taste explosion that is simple and fun to do. So don’t feel like sticks in the mud if you’re a traditionalist when it comes to toasting marshmallows, just enjoy.
Whether you plan on enjoying an adult twist on this treat, getting the kids stuck in, or keeping it simple, Toasted Marshmallow Day is one to celebrate. So stock up, start decorating and throw a party for your sweet-toothed friends and family!