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Marshmallow Factory?

I read this this morning after it showed up in my Facebook feed, and now I suddenly need to go to this place. Because I love those fro-yo shops where you put random crap on your fro-yo (lychee popping boba and mochi!) and I have been known to eat that marshmallow fluff they sell in jars with a spoon.

Has anyone been? Is it awesome? Or is the cream kind of excessively sweet (eating the storebought stuff off a spoon isn't something I'd claim as a *good* idea)?

http://www.thestar.com/business/small...

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  1. Please go and report back.

    I've never seen anyone in there and people in the area have been shaking their heads over this one for some time now.

    Personally, I've never had the interest to find out :)

    1. My sister went after it first opened and she thought it was bad and unbelievably overpriced.

      1. The advice he got was hella bad, start a You Tube channel and similar social media gobbeldegook. Sheesh. At least namedropping Chowhound in the article was enough to get chow staff to post it here.

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        1. re: bytepusher

          Eh, I actually considered not posting it because of that. But then my desire to know if this place was good overwhelmed that.

          1. re: Jacquilynne

            Actually I figured that but I couldn't resist taking the jab

            I'll admit I'm a little curious myself but I think this guy's got bigger problems with his business model than the lack of a You Tube channel.

            He's probably do much better doing a cart/stand/truck thing at street festivals, fairs and the like than trying to sustain a storefront in a location like that.

            1. re: bytepusher

              Yeah, though I suspect that 'already owned the building' is a huge factor in why he's located where he is.

              It's kind of across town for me and it closes pretty early, but I might try to check it out anyway, just because the concept amuses me.

        2. I've never been and always thought something was odd that the place could survive with so little business.

          A friend of mine said that her neighbour and kids went and were treated rudely, so it didn't seem like they cared for business.

          1. We went in last year with our daughter and he told us he ordered all the creams from a specialist website when I asked if he made them. He said he didn't have the facilities. Now he makes all the creams in house? I always got a weird vibe from the place. Now it's weirder. I thought it would be a cute idea for a sweets table at a wedding, but now, this is just too odd.