Question about marshmallows

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2008/03/12 15:09:15 (permalink)

Question about marshmallows

Sometimes the strangest debates start at work.........
A co-worker was insisting that colored marshmallows are actually flavored...the green ones are mint, the blue ones are grape, etc.

I told her it's just food coloring. Who's right? (And do they even make colored marshmallows anymore? I haven't seen them for years).
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/03/12 15:12:51 (permalink)
    They still make colored marshmallows, although I've only seen them mini-sized.

    I think they are all "marshmallow" flavor, unless otherwise specified on the package.
    I recently bought some "gourmet" marshmallows that came in a variety of flavors - French Vanilla, Espresso, Strawberry, and Chocolate.

    The only readily-available flavored "marshmallows" I've seen lately have been in breakfast cereals.

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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/03/12 15:22:51 (permalink)
    Sometimes they are colored, sometimes they are colored and flavored. It'll say on the bag.
    Been a while since I've seen chocolate marshmallows.
    The multicolored minimarshmallows are theoretically fruit flavored.
    Theoretically.
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/03/12 15:28:07 (permalink)
    I've seen the chocolate ones at our local Super Target recently, and have seen the flavored mini marshmallows--usually it's fruit flavors, like variations on citrus, and it's subtle, to say the least. Still, not something you'd necessarily want to put on a s'more....
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/16 21:43:30 (permalink)
    Kraft still makes the mini colored marshmallows and they are flavored. Green is lime, yellow is lemon, orange is orange, and pink is strawberry. I know they also used to made chocolate marshmallows(regular size) and also large strawberry flavored. Wal-mart has their own brand of colored marshmallows, but they just don't taste as good as Kraft. I use them in a salad I make that also has mandarin oranges and pineapple and it's great.
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/16 23:20:06 (permalink)
    I don't care for marshmallows so I've never been curious about how they're made, but I was watching Barefoot Contessa a couple of weeks ago and got an education on it - that marshmallow stuff gets whipped for 15 minutes on high speed -

    My mixer would conk out before the 15 minutes passed.
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/16 23:45:11 (permalink)
    Baileysoriginal,she has a KitchenAid mixer...Those mixers are heavy duty ! I have two KitchenAid stand mixers and I can tell you they are grand work horse appliances...I have a 27 yr.old almond one and another Pink one that my husband surprised me with not too long ago...They mix and knead the stiffest bread doughs and the heaviest batters...All that power is wonderful when making pound cake batters and candies like divinity .....
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/17 12:19:03 (permalink)
    I love my old KA mixer. Old enough to have been made when Hobart owned the company, it's built like a Hobart, in all its almond colored, metal geared glory.
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/17 12:25:53 (permalink)
    Mr.Enginecapt, that good ol' Kitchen aid will be around like Grant around Richmond ! That great mixer will be an heirloom that your children and grandchildren will just clamor over !
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/17 13:09:44 (permalink)
    I have a small hand mixer that has only been used a few times to whip potatoes. I decided I liked the old fashioned potato masher better so the mixer went to the small appliance graveyard.

    I'm a really bad baker - I don't care for sweets and any attempts I've made at bread or rolls were disasters. But if I could bake I'd sure have a Kitchenaid.
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    RE: Question about marshmallows 2008/04/17 14:14:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by iqdiva

    Mr.Enginecapt, that good ol' Kitchen aid will be around like Grant around Richmond ! That great mixer will be an heirloom that your children and grandchildren will just clamor over !
    My kids can figure out who gets it. I've already evenly divvied up who gets which pieces of my ancient Griswolds and Wagner Wares, so they can solve the mixer dilemma after I'm gone.
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