#1 – Danes love their marshmallows!
It appears the Danes are the biggest eaters of Marshmallows and rightly or wrongly they claim to be the best makers of them
On Danish TV, their equivalent of ‘The great British bake Off’ the contestants must make their own special Marshmallow creations.
#2 – How to refresh your marshmallows
Not sure if this is true or not but an old wives’ tale is if you have ‘stale marshmallows’ put them in a bag of fresh bread, next day you will get fresh marshmallows but stale bread. I’m sure there is some clever logic in there somewhere!
#3 – An alternative to ice cream!
In Israel Marshmallow treats are called Krembo’s and are very popular as an alternative to ice cream as a winter treat. They even have Krembo season which is October to February.
#4 – Marshmallow – Ancient Egyptian delicacies!
Marshmallows date back to Ancient Egypt would you believe. Sap was extracted from the mallow plant and would then be mixed with honey and nuts. Such treats were reserved for god’s and royalty.
#5 – Smore’s – What are they you might ask?
Well for those of you who are not familiar smore’s are most commonly known in America. A toasted marshmallow is squashed between biscuits and a good drizzle of chocolate. In 1927 the first smore’s recipe was found in a girl scout handbook!
#6 – Ligonier, Indiana just love marshmallows!
Ligonier is the marshmallow capital of the world. Each year they hold a festival which involves lots of marshmallowy fun and games, they have a pizza eating contest (are they topped with marshmallows!) and in September 2016 they celebrated their 25th annual festival. With a parade and marshmallow making competitions it sure sounds like fun.