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Dandies Marshmallows

There are some things that are just better in their original, unadulterated form. The most obvious examples being:

1. Jeans
2. The Beach Boys


1. I bought some jeggings (Dad and Matty B: these are jeans/leggings, FYI).


Not these, but kinda like these. I’m not sure that I was entirely in my right mind as the purchase was made 45 minutes after the completion of Bloomsday and certainly my glucose levels weren’t where they should have been. Now, in the real world, the spontaneous jeggings decision just seems faulty. I am 34 years old. I should not be purchasing jeggings. Jeans. Normal jeans. Never “mom” jeans, but normal (not acid washed, not zippered up the side, not Kirkland signature Matty B) jeans.

Jeggings are not jeans.

2. Once, I went to a “Beach Boys” concert at a county fair only to find that of the 4 original “boys”, only one of them was in attendance. Lame. Also, I think that was the beginning of my distaste for Dippin’ Dots, but that’s another story.

Beach Boys. BOYS. Plural.

And as much as I hate to say it, there are just some foods that are better in their original, unadulterated, non-vegan form


These Dandies marshmallows might be an example.

To be clear, these marshmallows are pretty good roasted over a fire. My problem arose when trying to cook with them.


I tried to make s’mores bars. Basically, rice Krispy treats, trading out the Rice Krispies for graham crackers and adding chocolate chips.


I should have known there was a problem when rather than become smooth and creamy, the melted marshmallows became globby and separated.


I should have known there was a problem when the concoction refused to spread out in the pan, and stayed in one large lump.

I should have known there was a problem when the bars set up so hard I almost broke a tooth.

And in retrospect, I should have known there was a problem when the jeggings were 75% off.

Oh well. Live and learn.

Any recommendations for good vegan marshmallows?


6 responses »

  1. Thanks for that tip! Do you know, I have never had a s’more? What’s wrong with me?

    I tried the jeggings thing. I’ll be 53 in a month. I tried them this year. You have no cause for concern. I do. On the plus side, they do look great with a very, very long sweater!!


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