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Sep 10, 2010 04:41 PM


I love homemade marshmallow; marshmallows in general actually, but I haven't had any time to make any myself lately. Anyone have any ideas about where I might find fantastic marshmallows, marshmallow desserts, or marshmallow candies?


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  1. Wholefoods sells some excellent marshmallows!

    1. Petsi's sometimes has rice krispie marshmallow bars that are made with browned butter. It elevates a kiddy snack to a more subtle adult pleasure!

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      1. re: fantundo

        Whole Foods used to sell Tiny Trapeze homemade-quality marshmallows...but they have not done so in well over a year (boo hoo). They still sell Tiny Trapeze Marshmallow creme (a la Fluff) which is very good. Other than that, the marshmallows they sell in the plastic tubs look and taste like a Campfire or Jet Puffed marshmallow. I did however find marshmallows on the baking-ingredient isle that are more long and tubular than a standard Marshmallow. They are made in Israel and are much better that the basic Kraft variety.

        Also, Sportello on Congress Street in Fort Point has a lovely cafe with great cupcakes, and awesome coconut creme cake, cookies, sandwiches, coffee, etc. They sell a homemade marshmallow that is sublime. Big fluffly pillowy square of soft squish. They have vanilla, and I had chocolate ones that were awesome...and sometimes other flavors ?? I love Sportello and having patronized and been in love with Flour on Farnsworth St. for years, I wandered into Sportello's cafe when the intolerable line at Flour was at a complete standstilll for a half hour one afternoon. Good luck on your Marshmallow search...My family is the same about marshmallows. Homemade ones are incredible.

        348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

        1. re: Buddernut

          Totally agree... I like Flour, but I LOVE Sportello. Reasonable prices for the cafe, short lines, really great quality. I have never had anything bad and most of the bakery items have been swoon-worthy.

          Anyway, these aren't marshmallows, but Walter's Nougat is available at the checkout at Wilson Farms in Lexington and recently I've seen the larger blocks at Russo's in Watertown, so it may be popping up in other places too. The little bite-sized, individually wrapped pieces in particular share a lot of qualities with marshmallows. They have a wonderful marshmallowy vanilla flavor and the bite-sized ones are soft and fluffy -- I tried the larger block once and it had a firmer texture, more of what I'd expect from nougat. Even though I'm usually not a candy person or a vanilla person, I am addicted to these and buy a few to keep in my purse whenever I'm at Wilson Farms.

          Wilson Farm
          10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

          348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

      2. South End Formaggio sells some fancy block-shaped French marshmallows that come in assorted pastel colors.

        South End Formaggio
        268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

        1. I know at one point Williams Sonoma sold high-end marshmallows to go with their hot chocolate. Seasonal of course. Don't know if they are doing it again.

          206 Worcester Rd, Princeton, MA 01541

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          1. re: pemma

            Yes, William sonoma has the vanilla marshmallows available. Was just there yesterday. They were giving samples of their hot chocolate and marshmallows. it was TO DIE FOR...unfortunatelly a can of hot choc + marshmallow will set you back 40 bucks. hopefully, they'll go onsale after xmas..

          2. A local friend of mine is selling her homemade, gourmet marshmallows online: