Oh lordy, these are deeeee-vine. Sweet & Sara Marshmallows are one of those products that I simply have to buy on the rare, relished trip to Whole Foods. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, these babies are flung without abandon into my (most likely stuffed to the brim) cart. No matter that they’re $7.99, no matter that they’re basically puffs of pure sugar, ain’t no matter no sir. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you’re going to splurge, why not on something that nourishes your body? Although I know the vegan health nazis are scoffing at this point, at least there’s no artificial ingredients, the ubiquitious high fructose corn syrup that haunts my nightmares (it’s in eeeeeeverything!), or the truly terrifying and very un-vegan gelatin. Come to thing of it, how does anything with boiled animal bones as its main ingredient qualify as “yummy” in any sense of the word? A question for the jello and/or marshmallow masters of marketing.
Cinnamon Pecan Sweet & Sara marshmallows are, dare I say it, even more decadent and out-of-this-world delicious than the original variety. Topped with small pecan pieces and a healthy drizzling of cinnamon-sugar, one of these puffy pillows is enough to satisify even the most crazed sweet tooth. Each one is perfectly light and airy, with a luscious texture similar to “normal” marshmallows but, as one of my omni friends said, much better.
I found myself sucking on each marshie for a good 5 minutes, allowing each and every sugary morsel to dissolve on my tongue as I dreamed of unicorns, rainbows, and…Joaquin Phoenix. But back to reality! Bliss in a marshmallow. And in the words of kooky Project Runway designer Daniel Franco, follow your bliss.
These are truly gourmet confections by a company that obviously cares about its customer base. Each marshmallow is handmade and handpackaged, as you can see in this Food Network clip about the S’mores-making process. A bit off-topic, but mondo-yays all around for a vegan company feature on meat-central, Paula Deen-buttery Food Network! That’s progress, y’all.
My how I would love to try all the other varieties of Sweet & Sara marshmallows, but lack of funds, as usual, trumps my foodie aspirations. But can you imagine? Strawberry, Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter S’mores, Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate freaking Peppermint! I’m dyin’ here.