[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

I don't believe I've ever seen one company make so many flavors of marshmallows, and in this case, it's an amazing, awesome thing. 240sweet is based in Columbus, Indiana where catering company partners Alexa and Samantha concocted these marshmallows for their customers.

The marshmallows come in two sizes, the standard (which are really jumbo) and petite puffs sold by the 8 ounce bag. These are the kind of treats you'll want stashed at your desk, where you'll eat them one by one until you've suddenly realized that the whole bag is gone.

My favorite is the Salty Caramel marshmallow with Maldon sea salt spun caramel woven through though the marshmallow base. The golden swirls and the occasional pocket of caramel tucked within alternating bites makes these truly special. The Banana Pudding flavor is also a crowd pleaser, with each puff dusted with crushed vanilla wafers. For those who love snickerdoodle cookies, the Elephant Ear marshmallows are not to be missed, the cubes rolled in a blend of beet sugar and Saigon cinnamon, memorably fragrant.

240sweet also has a line of seasonal marshmallows including Sweet Potato Marshmallows with tiny, tiny bits of candied ginger and a killer Bourbon Sugar Churro number. They age demerara sugar in a bourbon barrel and then mix it with cinnamon and use it to coat a goat's milk swirled vanilla marshmallow. All the flavors have different textures and density, some more chewy, others light and airy. Either way, they're just as good plain as they are toasted and sandwiched between two graham crackers, no chocolate required.


About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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