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Product Description:

Fresh avocados and lime juice give these zing

Learn more about 240Sweet on their website.

Tea Suggestion:

Because these marshmallows offer such a delightful lime taste, I thought that I’d go with a pure green tea so that they could compliment each other.  I chose this Huang Shan Hair Tip from Arbor Teas … the pleasing vegetative tones allowed some of the avacado notes to express themselves a little better than without the tea, which I really appreciated, and the lime brightened up my tea time!

What I Think:

When I placed my most recent order with 240Sweet, I ordered the Chai Spice Marshmallows (of course, I love Chai!) and the Sweet Potato & Ginger and these Avocado & Lime Marshmallows.  I ordered the Chai because … well, as I said, I love Chai.  But I added the other two to the order out of curiosity.  I mean, really … avocado?  and Lime???  In a marshmallow?

I expected these to look a bit more green than they do, but I guess I can understand why they might not have wanted them to look green … it could easily be misconstrued as possibly moldy.  I also expected a bit more avocado flavor to these … what I taste primarily is the lime.  These are sweet from the marshmallow and tangy from the lime.

These actually may just be one of my favorite flavors from 240Sweet yet!  While I am a little sad that I don’t taste avocado here, the way the lime and the marshmallow balance each other out more than makes up for the lack of avocado.  The pucker-y tartness of the lime is mellowed out by the sweetness of the marshmallow, and the sometimes cloying sweetness of the marshmallow is tapered by the tangy lime notes.  This is one of the best balanced marshmallows I’ve ever eaten!

My Final Thoughts:

I haven’t really ever made it any kind of secret that I have mad love for 240Sweet.  Their marshmallows rock my world!

So what’s next on my list as far as 240Sweet goes?  Well, I have the Bourbon Sugar Bourbon marshmallows from my Knoshbox still to try.  I’m thinking about saving them until I have a chance to stoke up a fire in the fireplace because I’m thinking that these are going to be amazing roasted.   But, the next time I order from 240Sweet, I think I want to try their Bourbon Sugar Churro with Cajeta, and the pumpkin pecan sounds amazing too.  Maybe I’m going to have to place an order with them sooner than I thought, because I have a feeling that the pumpkin pecan isn’t going to be around much longer … it’s kind of a seasonal thing, right?   Oh… and I definitely need to try their Bananas Foster!

These unique puffs are described as simply

A fall favorite

240Sweet Marshmallows are available on the 240Sweet website.

Tea Suggestion:

When they’re not serving as a fluffy, delicious cap to my hot cocoa, I usually prefer to eat marshmallows with a cup of hot tea.  However, the heat from the ginger on these gives me cause to want something that is easy to “chug” … lest I need to cool the palate immediately.  So I chose a white tea because even when served hot, I prepare it at a cooler temperature than I do other tea types, and white tea tends to offer the body and palate cooling properties.  I chose this amazing Organic White Tea from Steenbergs Organics.  The sweet, crisp flavor of the tea offered lovely refreshment from these deliciously sweet yet spicy puffs.

What I Think:

I think I may have mentioned before that 240Sweet makes my favorite marshmallows.  And it’s not just because the marshmallows are huge and fluffy and perfectly sweet.  It’s not just because 240Sweet has managed to create works of art with their marshmallows.  Sure, these reasons factor in to why I love these marshmallows so much, but there’s something more to it too.

It’s their gutsy approach to marshmallows.  They’re not afraid to get ballsy with their marshmallows and put flavors in them.  They’re not content with just letting a marshmallow be a simple little puff of sugary sweet goodness.  I mean, seriously, who ELSE would think to put SWEET POTATO flavor in a marshmallow, encrust it with crunchy, candied GINGER and turn those simple little puffs (or in this case … HUGE puffs) into spicy, savory, sweet bits of culinary joy?

Oh.  My.  Goodness!  These are amazing.  So yummy!

These puffs evoke thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner when I was a child (which is why I chose to schedule this review for Thanksgiving) … My stepmother would always make sweet potato casserole.  And this puff is very much like that sweet potato casserole, only BETTER because first of all, it’s a confection and so it’s OK that this is sweet.  (Now that I’m grown I’m a little disappointed that the delicious flavor of the sweet potato was masked by all that sugar and stale, commercially manufactured marshmallow)  Second … the ginger on this gives it a fiery heat that my stepmother could never duplicate (she had no clue when it came to spices).

The sweet potato flavor is IN the marshmallow itself.  However, if you want to taste the sweet potato flavor, you need to be sure that you bite into a bit of the marshmallow that is not studded with the crystallized ginger.  Otherwise, what you’ll taste is mostly spicy-hot ginger.  The sweet potato flavor is overwhelmed by the ginger when you bite into the ginger … but when you take a bite into just the marshmallow, you can taste the creamy marshmallow and the sweet, savory taste of the sweet potato.   I like to alternate bites, eating some of the puff without the ginger.  Its sweet and savory, the sweet potato adds such an interesting flavor to the marshmallow.   Then I like taking a bite with the ginger and POW!  It’s like a spicy kick in the mouth!

My Final Thoughts:

I wanted to try these because they sounded so unique (come on… sweet potato flavor in a marshmallow?  Aren’t you at least a little bit intrigued?) and I’m really glad I did.  I love the contrast of flavors and textures that these puffs provide.  A lovely autumnal treat!

Yay!  I love it when my foodie tasting boxes arrive!  It’s almost as wonderful and amazing as when I get tea in the mail.  Almost, but not quite.  Tea still wins out over food!

Please excuse the orange-ness of my photo. I’m terrible at taking pictures and the lighting here was not great. On the other hand, it IS November … autumn. Maybe I’m just making an artistic statement about the season …

The theme of this month’s Knoshbox is “Bourbon Box” which got me excited!   Foodzie  – before it became Joyus … a transition which lead me to seek out new tasting boxes, which lead me to discover Knoshbox, and I’m so much happier with Knoshbox than I was with Foodzie! – anyway, Foodzie had a Bacon and Bourbon box about a year or so ago, and I loved it.  I’m not so keen on Bourbon (I drink tea, and am not a big fan of alcohol … I’m a tea-totaler!  hahaha!), but, I did love the bourbon products that were in that Bacon and Bourbon box, so, I am keeping an open mind and a hungry stomach (that sounds kind of Iron Chef-ish, doesn’t it?) to the possibilities of this box.

But what excites me more than the theme of this box, is the items it includes.  First, there’s the handmade marshmallows from 240Sweet … Bourbon Sugar Bourbon Marshmallows!  For those of you who haven’t read many of my reviews on this blog, 240Sweet are my #1 choice when it comes to marshmallows, because they’re AWESOME!   And I love that Knoshbox decided to include them in this box.  It makes me love Knoshbox all the more!

Also in this box are Bourbon infused brownies!  Yes, you read that correctly:  Bourbon infused brownies from Cacao Sweets & Treats.  Then there is a jar of Fat Toad Farm caramel (Bourbon infused caramel!) and Bourbon Salted Pecan pancake mix from Southern Culture.

Yes, this is an amazing box … and I’m excited to try each and every item.

Now, Knoshbox, you know I love you, right?  How about a tea time box?  I’d be happy to serve as a consult on that box, if you want.

Product Description:

We blend the spicy tea ourselves for this puff

What I Think:

I love chai … I love 240Sweet’s marshmallows … it’s kind of a no-brainer!  I knew I’d love these puffs!  They are so fluffy and sweet, but also deliciously spicy.  And these aren’t like vanilla marshmallows that have been rolled in finely ground spices and tea, the spiced tea has been infused into the marshmallow, flavoring every inch of these huge marshmallows, making for a very satisfying tea and marshmallow experience … all in one!  Of course, a cup of tea along with it doesn’t hurt!

Believe it or not, though, I found these to be better with a cup of hot cocoa.  I put one in the cocoa to melt while I munched happily away on another (for review purposes only, of course, I needed to see what it tasted like without the cocoa’s influence).  Because of the spices and the hint of tea in the marshmallows, they offered a lovely layer of flavor to the cocoa that I really enjoyed.

I can taste the cinnamon and the peppery kick of the ginger in this.  I also taste hints of clove and I can even taste the subtle note of tea in there.  The aftertaste is a little bit like cardamom.  The spices are very warm and delicious, and offer a pleasing contrast to the sweet flavor of the marshmallow base.

My Final Thoughts:

240Sweet’s marshmallows are my favorite and there’s a reason for that.  They’re superb!  Have you ever tried a homemade marshmallow?  They are so much better than anything store-bought.  You really MUST get to 240Sweet and order some Marshmallows.  They have so many tempting flavors from which to choose … and this one may be my favorite one yet.  I love the spices here – they’re spicy without being out-of-control hot … tempered by the sweet, luscious, puffy marshmallow.   So good.

Product Description:

Ribbons of handmade caramel and Maldon sea salt swirled through a Very Vanilla Bean puff

Learn more about 240Sweet on their website.

Tea Suggestion:

I went with “hot chocolate” – but not in the way you might think!  I enjoyed these marshmallows with a cup of Flaming Hot Maté from 52Teas!  Roasted Yerba Maté, cacao nibs and cayenne pepper provided an interesting contrast to this sweet and salty treat.  The tisane is spicy and chocolate-y, and the marshmallow is gooey, sweet, salty goodness!  YUM!

These are also tasty as chai hot chocolate toppers … read my “recipe” below!

What I think:

If you’ve read very many of my sweet treat reviews, you area probably aware that I love salted caramel.  I love how the salt contrasts with the sweet caramel flavor.  So when I find something that’s salted caramel – whether it’s candy, cupcakes or even marshmallows, I MUST try it!

And of the salted caramel treats that I’ve tried thus far, I think that these marshmallows just might be my favorite … or at least in the top three!  These are incredible.

I tried my first one as a topper for a cup of hot chocolate (going back to my Ski Lodge tasting box, I brewed up a pot of Masala Chai from Yogic Chai and melted one of the Dark Hot Chocolate on a Sticks in the hot chai, and then topped the tea infused hot chocolate with one of these enormous marshmallows.  Oh, and these marshmallows are huge, one is more than enough for a cup of hot chocolate!)  Let me tell you, this cuppa was heaven!  As the marshmallow began to melt, I could taste the salty caramel together with the spices and the creamy, rich chocolate.  Oh so good!

The next day, I enjoyed one of the marshmallows with the Flaming Hot Maté, as I mentioned above, and it’s hard for me to say which way I enjoyed these marshmallows more!  Both were amazing.

My Final Thoughts:

Incredible.  Just incredible.  These marshmallows are simply the BEST marshmallows I’ve ever tasted.

Product Information:

Saigon cinnamon and granulated sugar coat a Very Vanilla Bean puff.

Learn more about 240Sweet on their website.

Tea Suggestion:

I love the combination of cinnamon and chocolate, so I couldn’t resist brewing some of this Organic Chocolate “O” from The Tea Spot to sip with these marshmallows.  It was a perfect choice.  The tea is rich and chocolate-y, and the Saigon cinnamon gave this treat a perfectly warm, spicy taste that contrasted with the sweet of the marshmallow and the tea so nicely.  YUM!

What I Think:

240Sweet has quickly become my favorite source for handcrafted marshmallows.  Why?  Because they have such an amazing assortment of flavors, and every marshmallow that I’ve tried from them thus far has been so remarkably fresh and fluffy and absolutely delicious!

Their Elephant Ear Marshmallows – at first glance – appear to be nothing more than vanilla marshmallows dredged in cinnamon and sugar.  But the chefs at 240Sweet chose to use Saigon Cinnamon, so the cinnamon flavor is strong and adds a zesty warmth to the puff.  What I really like, though, is how the cinnamon offers a nice contrast to the sweetness of the puff… making these so irresistible!

My Final Thoughts:

YUM!  I’ve tried a few of the marshmallow offerings from 240Sweet and I think that these are my favorites so far.  The contrast between spicy and sweet is absolutely amazing.

What Makes Their Marshmallows Special:

All of our puffs are hand-crafted in small batches using local, all-natural and real foods.  Each of our hand-cut marshmallows has a different texture, density and aroma.  Take a moment to smell the puff before biting into it.  Then enjoy the different notes.  We suggest sampling all the flavors both as they come and lightly toasted.

Learn more about 240Sweet on their website.

Tea Suggestion:

I wanted something malty and rich to enjoy with these marshmallows, so I selected this Assam tea from Steven Smith Teamaker.  The malty flavors of the Assam tea brought out some of the malty tones in the Marshmallows.

What I Think:

This has to be the most unusual flavored marshmallow I’ve yet to come across.  At least, from my perspective, it is unusual.  It’s even unusual that I would be trying it, because beer is not something I drink.  I don’t like beer, I’ve never really cared for the stuff.  But, something about a beer infused marshmallow intrigues me just a little bit.

From the outside, this looks like most handcrafted marshmallows – it’s big and fluffy, and slightly off-white in color.  I can smell the beer, but it isn’t a terribly strong scent.

The flavor of the beer in the marshmallow is – thankfully – mild.  Oh, it’s definitely discernible.  But, it doesn’t taste as though I just took a big swig of beer.  It tastes like marshmallow, first and foremost, with a hint of beer mingling with the sweet flavor of the confection.

This was also a marshmallow that I felt I had to experience toasted, and since I don’t have the grill fired up and I don’t have the fireplace going … and I’m not camping, I utilized technology and used the broiler on my oven to toast one of these puffs.  The heat adds an interesting element to the marshmallow, obviously, it makes it creamier, but I also noticed that the caramelized, crispy edges of the marshmallow had a malty beer taste that I hadn’t noticed in the non-roasted puff.

My Final Thoughts:

I am not a fan of beer, as I’ve mentioned, but, I AM a fan of these Draft Beer flavored Marshmallows!   I am really glad that I got the opportunity to try these!