Sometime last week I was contacted by a young woman named Louisa Cefaz and asked if I would like to try a unique product, Artisinal, gourmet marshmallows, by a company called Fluffy Puff Puffs. I kinda like marshmallow and I love to try new things so I said sure, why not! I had nothing to lose.
A few days later a box came to the door and when I opened it up, this is what I found inside . . .
Marshmallows. But with a difference. These were BIG marshmallows! There was a package of six Vanilla Bean Mallows, and one Strawberry Burst and one Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle.
From their page:
Artisanal, gourmet, hand-made marshmallows designed to blow those boring supermarket ones out of the water! We present to you Fluffy Puff Puffs. We create delicious gourmet marshmallows with some amazing flavours such as: Strawberry Burst, White Chocolate Mallows, Cookies &Cream, Indian Vanilla Bean Mallows and so many more flavours to come.
The great thing about marshmallows is that the possibility of various flavors is endless which is great for us because it means we can be really flexible with our creativity and where we want to take gourmet marshmallows. Fluffy Puff Puffs will be introducing new flavors in the year such as: Mulled wine fruit & nut mallow, orange caramel swirl, apple crumble.......... as we said the possibilities are endless. (Sounds pretty good to me!)
The first one out of the starting gate was the Strawberry Burst Mallow. It had the merest hint of pink flush to it . . . it wasn't bright pink like the normal store bought mallow. A plus for me. I hate anything artificial.
The texture was soft as a pillow . . . what you would expect a marshmallow to be, and there were chunks of berry throughout. The flavor not as strong as I would have expected a strawberry flavored marshmallow to be, but it was not a disappointment either. I had no problem finishing it. *Slurp!*
Next . . . glutton that I am . . . I decided to tackle the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle . . . before Todd got wind of it. (It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.)
Three words . . . IT WAS WONDERFUL . . . intending to only have a nibble and share the rest with Todd, I found myself completely incapable of sharing it. The chocolate was crisp and dark, with only the merest hint of peanut butter . . . the mallow, once again . . . as soft as a cloud.
By then there was no turning back, the next to fall was one of the Vanilla Bean Mallows, which I don't have a picture to show you of because my teeth were still full of that lovely chocolate from the last mallow . . . and it was streaked with chocolate. Naughty me. It was good though, trust me on this. Soft and fluffy and filled with tiny miniscule flecks of vanilla.
I thought these marshmallows blew your regular store market brand of marshmallow right out of the water. These were fabulous. I found myself thinking, why didn't I think of this first. I predict great things for this gal. I can see a day when Fluffy Puff Puffs will be a household name and will be found on the shelves of supermarkets all over the UK, maybe even America, who knows!
In the meantime, you have to go to her site to buy them, which you can find here.
One packet of the marshmallows (four to a pack) retails for £4.90 and weighs between 200g and 400g depending on the toppings. You can also get six packs for £6.00 and 9 packs for £8.50, which is not really all that much considering these are not your ordinary run of the mill marshmallows. Artisanal, HUGE and beautifully flavoured, these are marshmallows you will want to eat simply for the pleasure of eating them . . . they would make great Wedding or Party Favors, or even as a special gift for that special someone in your life to help celebrate a special day or . . . simply . . . just because.
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Many thanks to Louisa for sending these to me. I want to wish her all the luck in the world. I just know these will be a big hit!