What initially comes to mind when the wintery season hits? Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s Christmas, or maybe it’s simply trying to stay warm? I don’t know about you, but because I’m an absolute food nerd I think of hot chocolate and lots of it. I really look forward to stepping out of the wind and snow and into warmth and coziness. Hot cocoa does that for me.
At Lake Champlain Chocolates, we wanted to make that hot chocolate experience even sweeter – seriously, no pun intended. So, after careful trial runs, we just launched our best recipe of old-fashioned house made marshmallows in our retail stores. Think back to around the 1850s when the French made marshmallows with the sap of the marsh mallow plant, egg whites, and sugar. Even though marshmallows are no longer made like that, ours embody those old school qualities of yore. They are all made in super small batches, and they are all tediously hand-cut – not every one looks the same.
If you have never had an artisan marshmallow, you’re in for a treat. They are distinctly different than anything you can ever find at the grocery store. The vanilla is subtle but noticeable, and the texture is a great balance between chewy and soft. They almost just melt in your mouth. They’re just so fun!
So, if you’re in the area, stop down to one of our retail stores and check them out. Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear your feedback. I wish you a happy winter with unending marshmallows to float atop warm cups of hot cocoa!