Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet Treats Week/Review #3

When you think of marshmallows,  I bet you think of the average white puffed marshmallow.  I bet you don't think of Banana Pudding Marshmallows or Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows!  Well I didn't either,  until I found this site called 240Sweet .   240 sweet began when two partners: Alexa Lemley and Samantha Aulick made marshmallows to give to their catering costumers.  They took off from there,  and now offer over 70 flavors!

240Sweet cuts and packages each puff by hand.  They use a WWII era purple 60 quart mixer to whip all the ingredients up together.  They do not use any artificial flavorings or colors.  I received a package from 240Sweet,   that was filled with three of their scrumptious Gourmet Marshmallows.  The first thing I thought of was to eat each one plain. 

Then,  I got to  thinking some more,  and got a little creative.   I thought what a great idea it would be to use these marshmallows in Rice Crispy.  Treats.  I thought it would be great if I replaced the ordinary little marshmallows in my  Hot Cocoa,  for 240Sweet Marshmallows.  I am sure the 240Sweet  Artisan Marshmallows could be using in place of regular Marshmallows in Lott's of Delicious recipes.  Eat them straight from the bag or try them toasted. 

The first flavor I will tell you about is their Turtle Flavor,  which can be found under the "Capped" section.  The first thing I noticed is Mini Chocolate Chips and Pecans  scattered all over the top of the Marshmallows.   The Marshmallow is actually a Caramel Puff that is super puffy and soft.  Each puff is handmade with a small batch of caramel that is swirled through the puff,  and then capped off with Dark Chocolate Chips,  and Pecan bits.  Each bag came with three pieces of "Turtle" Marshmallows that are marked with an expiration date on each bag to ensure that your Marshmallows are fresh.  This flavor looked like the perfect flavor to use in a nice mug of Hot Cocoa so that's exactly what I did.  It gave the Hot Cocoa a nice little twist and added to the flavor of the cocoa making it anything but ordinary!

The next flavor I decided to try  was the  Roasted Pineapple 240Sweet Gourmet Marshmallow.    It was the most plain looking out of the three,  but sounded so good.  I think this flavor would be great to use in a "Pina -Colada Pie",  that my mom is famous for.   ...Well not famous,  but in our family anyways!   I ate a piece plain and thought it really gave the marshmallow an added little flair to it.  It was no where near overly sweet,  and left me wanting another bite!

The last flavor that I will tell you about is the Banana Pudding Marshmallow. Each Banana Pudding flavored Marshmallows includes a  Banana Puff topped with Vanilla Wafers pieces on top.  Let me first say that "I LOVE Banana Pudding!"  So when I saw this flavor in my box I could only imagine how it tastes!  The Banana Pudding Marshmallow tastes allot like Banana but the wafers add a little something extra to it.  These are pretty sweet,  so I was only able to eat one of them. 

For some great ideas to incorporate 230Sweet into recipes,  visit their Recipe Section.   To learn more about their Marshmallows and Flavors visit them on their Website or Facebook Fan Page.

*Disclaimer-  240Sweet sent me some products to possibly review.  In no way did this influence my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true*


Elle said...

My husband would love those.

Following back! Thanks for the follow.

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LoritheOverchiever said...

Caramel Marshmallows in Rice Crispy Treats!


Gifts By Katherine said...

Looks delish, wish I could have it my daughter would love it!Please accept my gratitude for being a follower of Katherine's Gifts. I recently merged my blog and my website and I invite you to join me at Gifts By I would be honored to have you there too. Hugs! Katherine

Danielle said...

Just hopping along on the Thursday Blog Hop. I am your newest follower and you can find us at The Mommy Chronicles


Nathan Miller said...

Amazing little treats, and even better owners! Great Review!