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Scott_R Mar 21, 2008 07:48 PM

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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    Feaster18 Mar 22, 2008 06:36 AM

    Try Whole Foods in Jericho.

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      laylag Mar 22, 2008 10:03 AM

      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.

      http://www.schwartzcandies.com

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        Shayna Madel Mar 22, 2008 11:48 PM

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

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          Scott_R Mar 23, 2008 08:34 AM

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

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            Shayna Madel Mar 23, 2008 09:32 PM

            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.

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              Scott_R Mar 24, 2008 06:49 AM

              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.

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                Scott_R Mar 24, 2008 10:38 AM

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

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                  Shayna Madel Mar 24, 2008 09:04 PM

                  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. amymsmom Mar 22, 2008 03:48 PM

        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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          Scott_R Mar 27, 2008 02:35 PM

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

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            Scott_R Apr 17, 2008 11:57 AM

            Tried 2nd variety at Whole Foods; still not impressed. Wish I could get thise
            http://www.recchiuti.com/cgi-bin/recc...
            back here.

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              mjoyous Apr 18, 2008 06:37 AM

              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!

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            dude Apr 18, 2008 11:40 AM

            I believe, though am not 100% positive, that Emile's Candies on Merrick Road in Oceanside makes them.

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              Scott_R Apr 21, 2008 07:42 AM

              Thanks for the post. Looks they have a Merrick location, too

              http://emilescandy.com/pr02.htm
              which'll be a lot more accessible for me. I emailed them to ask if they have marshmallows.

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