Sunday, December 04, 2005

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man


The marshmallow is another confection that I just don't get. It's too sweet, too artificial, too nausea-inducing when you consume too many. Yet I've always loved marshmallows for their not-found-in-nature texture.

As a contrast to the bold colors of my last posted picture, this one, with its monochromatic tribute to the color white, couldn't be more different.

Your turn: What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the simple marshmallow? What memories does this most processed of foods conjure up?

26 comments:

Plumkrazzee said...

S'mores, baby!! I can smell the campfire, and can't feel my feet. (Camping is cold up here!) I don't like them, but on a graham cracker with a hershey bar and a smidgen of peanut butter.....heavenly!

Dak-Ind said...

honestly, my husband calls his sister stay puft! it makes the baby giggle.

dena said...

I HATE marshmallows! I hate that they are an addition to rocky road Ic cream, and ruin a perfectly delicious chocate and nut mix.

visiting from michele's tonight!

AverageMom said...

Mmmmmm. That's what comes to mind. Like Homer with the donuts. Mmmmmm. Marshmallows...

Gyrobo said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

But other than that, I see no reason why marshmallows and pork chops can't be combined.

Then again, I'm a visionary.

cmhl said...

hey-- visiting from michelle's...

I am so-so about marshmallows-- I used to like the multi-colored ones..

Mrs. Fun said...

roasted marshmellows are the only kind i eat.
i think of roasting them over a gas stove in Utah.

Marisa said...

Rocky Road! Unlike Dena, I love that they are in with the nuts and chocolate.

Mmmm...I suddenly want ice cream.

Deana said...

campfires and Ghostbusters! You burn on the campfire pull off the black eat it and repeat. Other than that I can't stand marshmallows....oh except for the little Lucky Charms things...are they actually marshmellows?

utenzi said...

Michele sent me to you instead of Dena. She's so hard to predict!

I'm a sucker for color, Carmi so I vote soda cans but the marshmellows are very nice also.

Like you, I don't like the taste of marshmellows but I loved Mallo Cups candy when I was a kid. As far as I know they've not made them in decades. The candy inside was some kind of marshmellow based candy.

Steph said...

Marshmallows alone are pretty nasty, but the PERFECT additon to most things they're in. First and foremost - candied yams. What would they be without a layer of marshmallows on top? And how did anyone think to add marshmallows to a vegetable to begin with?!
Rocky Road ice cream. Enough said.
Ambrosia salad would not be the same without marshmallows.
But yes, if a marshmallow has to stand alone - the only acceptable possibility is a roasted one! :)
Wow, this gave me a craving.

Crazy MomCat said...

Here via Michele's because you might have gotten skipped!

Marshmallows...hmmm, love 'em in smores and hot chocolate, but I've never liked eating them alone much. Too gooey I guess. I am not a gooey kind of person!

surcie said...

I only like 'em when slightly charred over a flame and bubbly. Love s'mores, but that's about it, as far as marshmallows go. The fact that Martha Stewart and other domestic divas make marshmallows homemade is beyond me. Seems like such a waste of time. But I've never tried them--maybe I don't know what I'm missing.

Last Girl On Earth said...

Maybe it was a girlscout thing! I just love a toasted marshmallow. Maybe even two! I can remember family picnics and late night sugar rushes! Great pic BTW! Have a great week. Here via Michele's tonight.

Kat said...

I think of s'mores!!!! And toasting marshmallows in the fireplace at my childhood best friend's house while playing charades with her family. I love marshmallows.

Dawn said...

hot chocolate!!!

here via Michele's

kontan said...

roasting over the fire!

here via michele

kenju said...

Yes, Smores come to mind, and visions of sitting around the campfires of whatever camp I ewas attending that summer. That was about all I liked about camp!

emaleejayne said...

Makes me think of Rice Krispie Treats. Love 'em Love 'em Love 'em!

donna y said...

I think of my childhood. Winter had officially arrived when we lit the first fire in the fireplace and toasted our marshmallows on wire hangers. I also think of introducing my husband to s'mores as he was deprived as a child. I've also found that you can make s'mores in the microwave. It's fun to watch the marshmallows near explode, then shrink back down as soon as you open the door.

Leanne said...

I was waiting for this one Carmi, great shot... did you get a fountain photo too?

Easy said...

I love marshmallows. I never buy them because I'll eat the whole bag. My fondest memory is of roasting them in the fireplace when I was very small.

Danya said...

Hiya Carmi!

I think of ghost gum and using butter to get the marshmallows out of my youngest sister's hair. (It wasn't me)

Sweetie said...

We have a cool fire pit on our brick patio and like to sit around and roast marshmellows over it.

Otherwise, I don't like 'em either.

Wait, plunking little marshmellows in hot chocolate is nice, too. :)

Plain Jane said...

Hot chocolate.

I can remember many a cold day held at bay while Mom tossed us a bag of tiny marshmellows for our hot chocolate. :)

Fantastic photo!

Blond Girl said...

First thing that comes to my mind? The day we got our first microwave. I was only 14 and my normally very stoic father had a ball for 45 minutes nuking marshmallows in the 'wave and watching them puff up. It still makes me giggle. The next thing I think of is hot cocoa - which I will need soon.