August 30, 2012 - National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Here it is: the ultimate guide to toasting the perfect marshmallow. Remember to toast a marshmallow over embers, not flames. 

Did you know...?

The earliest known marshmallows were made in Ancient Egypt.

The name “marshmallow” comes from the fact that this spongy candy used to be made with the juice from the roots of the marshmallow plant. Now most marshmallows are made with gelatin instead.

The marshmallow sap had medicinal qualities, so marshmallows were created to soothe sore throats. (Nowadays, marshmallows have no medicinal properties!)

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