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Mar 21, 2008 07:48 PM

Marshmallows on LI

Looking for a place that sells really good, home-made marshmallows (not like those packing-foam supermarket things). I'm located in s/e Nassau, but wouldn't mind traveling (but I'd prefer not to go to Queens/Brooklyn).

Anyone have any tips?

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  1. Try Whole Foods in Jericho.

    1. Schwartz's Candies in Carle Place - they are known for their chocolatecovered marshmallows which I believe are home made. Pricey but according to my great aunt who adores them, very much worth it.

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      1. re: laylag

        They are definitely made on-site and are good, but they are pricey. The marshmallows come in several flavors.

        1. re: Shayna Madel

          Schwartz's seems overpriced (as opposed to expensive) for marshmallows, so I'll give the other places a try.

          1. re: Scott_R

            Just curious--why do you say they are overpriced? I don't know about Grandma's, but if you are buying in Whole Foods, I will bet they are not made on-site.

            1. re: Shayna Madel

              Because I've purchased great homemade marshmallows at other locations (not Whole Foods) for rather less, often a quarter to a third.

              Actually, looking at Schwartz's web site again, it looks like they *only* have chocolate-covered marshmallows (at least, they don't show plain ones on the site). I don't want chocolate coating. Perhaps that accounts for the price difference--plain compared to individually-dipped chocolate.

              1. re: Scott_R

                Too late to edit the post: that's a quarter to a third less, not a quarter to a third of the price.

                1. re: Scott_R

                  You are correct--their marshmallows are all chocolate covered, with their own chocolate. That certainly would explain a good part of the higher cost.

      2. I used to get them at Grandma's in Wantagh, but I don't know if they still sell them - it's been a few years since I baked.

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          1. I tried some of the marshmallows from Whole Foods, and was supremely unimpressed. Will try elsewhere.

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            1. re: Scott_R

              Tried 2nd variety at Whole Foods; still not impressed. Wish I could get thise
              back here.

              1. re: Scott_R

                I've been wanting to get some Recchiuti marshmallows too (or the s'mores kit) but the proviso that they might explode when air shipped stopped me. Please post of you find them somewhere on the upper east coast!