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Packaged Food Sweets

Here’s Exactly How To Get Lucky Charms’ MARSHMALLOW-Only Box

Have you ever poured yourself a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal simply to pick out everything but the sugary marshmallow pieces? What if Lucky Charms made a box that only featured the delicious cornucopia of marshmallow pieces and none of the cereal?

Well that’s exactly what they just did.

Lucky Charms has announced that they will be giving away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms Marshmallows. All you have to do is buy a regular box of Lucky Charms that has the Marshmallow promotion design on it and enter the 14-digit code found inside the box at MarshmallowsOnly.com. You’ll instantly see if you’re one of the 10,000 folks who won a colorful box of marshmallows-only breakfast cereal.

The marshmallow promotion will run from now through December, or until all the 10,000 boxes have been claimed.

Good luck you sugar fiends!

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Packaged Food

You Can Now Buy The Lucky Charms Marshmallows By The Pound

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Like every other kid who’s tried Lucky Charms cereal, we used to pick the marshmallows out and eat them individually. As always, the pesky pieces of oats would always get in the way. Now, after all these years, you can finally buy the dehydrated marshmallow pieces by themselves.

According to ABC7, you can purchase a one-pound bag of the infamous marshmallows on Amazon for $11.49 ($10.01 originally) from Medley Hills Farm. You’ll get all the popular shapes like the rainbow, leprechaun hat and moon.

Fellow Foodbeast Ethan currently awaits his bag of marshmallows, his childhood dream of crushing a bowl of dehydrated sugar realized.

Needless to say, we’ll be after his Lucky Charms.

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Hit-Or-Miss

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Marshmallows

Marshmallows, the darling basis of the near-choke game of Chubby Bunny and only thinkable snack of forest storytelling, are strange. Their spongy consistency and alien-like, modernist take on confectionary art make it a unique munchie that you can use for hot cocoa, fruit dip, or sweet potatoes. But there’s some things about marshmallows you may not know.

1. For centuries, marshmallow sap has treated toothaches, digestive issues, coughs, and sore throats.

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While there’s no epic dictionary-sized report about the medical practice, people — we’re talkin’ the Egyptians, the Romans, and the Greeks here — have been known to use sap from the marshmallow plant (althaea officinalis) as a go-to remedy, typically in tea form. Even modern-day marshmallows can potentially ease sore throat pain, given the gelatin’s ability to coat and smooth.

2. Astronauts have been known to use marshmallows as nose plugs.

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Due to the detrimental pressure of lift off, astronauts have periodically used marshmallows to keep their nasal membranes from being wrecked to all hell. With marshmallows pushed up their nose, the fluffy white snacks would expand in cabin decompression without the astronaut’s nose sustaining damage.

3. Marshmallows were once considered a delicacy for nobility, pharaohs, and gods.

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These days, marshmallows are associated with kids, from campfire snacks to whatever the heck Peeps count as. But a millenia ago, mallo sap was used to create candied delicacies that also included honey and grains, and they weren’t for children. Actually, they weren’t even for many adults. The sweet snack was for nobility, pharaohs, and gods, while the youths of Egypt had to rely on natural sugary offerings like figs.

4. Marshmallows, as you know them, were created by France and perfected by Illinois.

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In the 1800s, the French crafted the modern marshmallow when chefs realized they could whip marshmallow saw with egg whites and corn syrup to create a moldable snack. In the 1940s, Alex Doumak revolutionized the process by running the ingredients through tubes before cutting them into equal pieces and packaging them up.

5. Althaiophobia is the legitimate fear of marshmallows.

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Althaiophobia, the fear of marshmallows, is a real thing, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is likely considered to be the antichrist of said circle.

6. The amount of marshmallows that Americans buy each year is the equivalent of 1,286 gray whales.

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That’s right. U.S. residents annually purchase roughly 90 million pounds of marshmallows, and they spent a total of $143.27 million this year.

7. There’s an actual National Toasted Marshmallow Day.

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The tasty holiday is August 30th. It makes sense, given that more than half of all marshmallows sold in the summertime are toasted over a fire.

8. The largest s’more ever made weighs 267 pounds.

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Made on May 31, 2014, in Gardners Pennsylvania, the largest s’more ever — as currently recognized by Guinness — came to be in 4.5 hours at the Deer Run Camping Resort with the help of 104 volunteers.

9. Just Born makes enough peeps to circle the Earth twice every year.

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Peep, the beloved Easter marshmallow confection, has changed a lot — or at least its process has. Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to create a single peep, whereas now it only takes six minutes. The eyes were hand painted too in the beginning. These days, machines paint eyes for 3,500 peeps per minute.

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Hit-Or-Miss Sweets

This Fireball S’mores Shot Brings The Campfire Straight To You

As a society, and especially as of late, we’ve been trying to find ways to make our alcohol sweeter (Fireball Whiskey, Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka, etc.). Well, human ingenuity and the desire to get drunk have joined forces again with this newest creation, the Fireball S’mores shot.

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The sweet drinkers over at Delish have made it clear that this shot will incite vivid daydreams of nostalgic childhood memories spent around campfires, bonfires, brushfires, virtually anything that ends in fire. Hell, one whiff of this could convince soldiers on opposing sides to end the crossfire and have a drink together during the ceasefire!

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The shot is made by caking the rim of the shotglass with melted marshmallows or a marshmallow cream, then you “salt” the rim with crushed up graham crackers. Finally, the actual shot itself is created by blending two parts chocolate liqueur, one part vanilla Schnapp’s, then the most intriguing part of the shot, the Fireball whiskey.

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Of course, this shot is one of those “drink it because it tastes fun” shots, not a “drink it to get drunk” shot. Still, sometimes having fun is more important than getting drunk. Sometimes.

You can find the exact recipe for the shot here.

 

via Delish

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Products

PRANKSTER WET DREAM: A Pizza That Is Actually A Marshmallow

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Don’t you hate it when you bite into a mouthwatering pizza and realize it’s nothing but a marshmallow? So deceptive.

Online retailer Firebox created a series of fake dessert pizzas that are frustratingly realistic. At a glance, there’s no way you could tell they’re not the real deal. Once you dive in, however, you’ll quickly see that you’re only eating marshmallow.

The pies are made with special edible inks that are printed on top of a marshmallow base. You can order them in a variety of different flavors designs including pepperoni, Hawaiian and even vegetarian. Though, to be fair, it’s technically vegetarian.

Each Takeaway Marshmallow Pizza will cost anywhere from $20-25 depending on size and design. Sure they’re not the savory dinner you’re expecting, but they’ll definitely make for a sweet dessert.

Just don’t hype a pizza party to your friends and bring a bunch of these. Not cool. Not cool at all.

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Photos: Firebox and Gizmodo

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Restaurants

This Restaurant Chain Is Serving CHURRO S’MORES On The Menu

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Earlier, we reported that Applebee’s would be doing a Taste the Change Day event where they will be giving away 2 million appetizers for free.

As a way to introduce two new appetizers, the restaurant will be promoting them HARD. Among them was the Churro S’mores. Cinnamon-covered churro twists are served with a warm chocolate and marshmallow dipping sauce. Think of it as a semi-decontructed s’more.

If you’re excited to try it and the new Sriracha Shrimp dish, head over on July 21 to get your free samples.

 

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Packaged Food

Planters Is Releasing A Limited Edition S’MORES Nut Mix

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We’ve seen tons of wacky flavors when it came to peanut mixes, but we’ve yet to see anyone create a s’mores option. Yep, you can now capture the magic of a warm campfire experience in a tiny tin can. Just make sure you don’t have peanut allergies.

Planters Peanuts is releasing a new S’mores & Nut Mix. Yes, s’mores and nuts will be available together in one snack-sized tin. Filled with peanuts, cocoa almonds, pieces of chocolate, yogurt-covered grahams and marshmallows. The sweet new nut mix is said to pack a decent amount of protein for your diet. Also, you can’t go wrong with marshmallows.

Available for a limited time, the S’mores & Nut Mix is sold in both 6.5-oz re-sealable bags for $2.99 or 16-oz cans for $7.99.

 

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Features

13 Fluffy Marshmallows we Want to Get Hot and Melty With in Honor of National Toasted Marshmallow Day

 

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Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day! Whether you’re enjoying some OG toasted marshmallows this holiday weekend or roasting some gourmet mallows, make sure you remember there’s a difference between toasted and burnt. We’ve rounded up some the internet’s best looking marshies we wouldn’t mind getting all hot and toasty with. Sure, it takes some time to make your own gourmet mallows but where the hell else would you get pistachio marshmallows? That’s what I thought.

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Dulce De Leche Swirled Marshmallows

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Recipe: The Spiced Life

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Boozy Strawberry Marshmallows

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Recipe: Grace’s Sweet Life

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Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

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Recipe: The Galley Gourmet

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Chocolate Swirl Cinnamon Marshmallows

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Recipe: Food 52

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Marshmallows

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Recipe: Bakerella

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Pistachio Marshmallows

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Recipe: The World of Chocolate

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Matcha Marshmallows

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Recipe: Popsugar

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Gingerbread Spiced Marshmallows

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Recipe: Joy The Baker

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Blueberry Mini Mallows

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Recipe: Popsugar

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Lemon Marshmallow

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Recipe: Sister Bakers

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Chambord Marshmallows

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Recipe: Food Fanatic

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Roasted Marshmallow S’mores Shots

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Recipe: Tablespoon

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Birthday Funfetti Cake Marshmallows

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Recipe: 1 Fine Cookie