Monday, May 23, 2011

REVIEW: Planet Marshmallow

Planet Marshmallow
Where to Find: Planet Marshmallow


It's not often that the boxes of treats arriving at Lapdog Creations are for the humans to review, so I was more than delighted when we recently had the opportunity to review gourmet treats from Planet Marshmallow.

Planet Marshmallow is the result of a lifelong dream of two New Hampshire women, Kristi Buttler and Heather Cox, to start their own food centric business. Loving to cook the way they do, and the opportunity to create something unique and fun was irresistible to both of them.  While making marshmallows for holiday gift giving, the pair became intrigued with the idea of creating different flavors and soon was enthusiastically making multiple batches and calling each other to compare notes. When family and friends began consuming the product as fast as they could make it, Kristi and Heather knew they had a winner!

PlanetMarshmallow3We received a full size bag of Mint Chocolate Chip, a sample bag of Chocolate Chipotle and a special sampling of their newest flavor, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bash.  Let me sum up everything in one word... delish!  I was not aware of just how much I would enjoy gourmet marshmallows until now. 

The Mint Chocolate Chip is "like the ice cream, minus the headache."  These are absolutely wonderful.  The balance of chocolate and mint is perfect.  They would make really yummy s'mores, not to mention be the perfect addition in your next cup of hot cocoa!  

I personally am not a fan of spicy foods at. all., however I have to say the Chocolate Chipotle was a surprisingly yummy treat.  "Made with high quality cocoa, natural chocolate flavoring, and smoky, dark, chipotle... it's the flavor combination you didn't know you needed to have."  Matt enjoys spicy foods and he thought these were phenomenal.  The heat is like a little after bite, but not too intense.  I wouldn't eat the whole bag at once, but I'd certainly snack on one here and there.

PlanetMarshmallow2For for those who know me, you know I eat peanut butter straight from the jar love peanut butter.  When I heard Chocolate Peanut Butter Bash was the newest flavor, I just couldn't wait to try them.  The official description reads, "Our natural vanilla marshmallow combined with crushed peanut butter cups. We call in 'bash' because when it's chocolate and peanut butter together...that's a party in every bag!"  Why yes, this is a party in a bag!  Did I mention delish already?  I must get more of these soon! 

I'm intrigued to try the other flavors of these gourmet marshmallows and to experiment with using them for s'mores, fondue, in hot cocoa and coffee, on ice cream, etc.  I think Chai Spice would be fabulous in a cup of coffee, Toasted Coconut would add a lovely touch to a cup of cocoa and fondue would be a blast with some Cookies 'n Cream

Planet Marshmallow products can be found at several specialty shops and farmer's markets in New Hampshire.  You can locate a store that carries Planet Marshamallow here (including online retailers), as well as find out more on their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.  What are you waiting for?  I know your mouth is watering... go order some now!


Max the Quilt Cat said...

OMC... isn't that just the best idea. HH's brother thinks that marshmallows should be their own food group. Can't wait to tell him about this.

pawhugs, Max

Channon said...

Yummo! I'm not a huge marshmallow fan, but mint chocolate makes me like almost anything...

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

These sound great. Anthony hates marshmallows & mint. haha. More for me & T.

tracy said...

yummers. sounds like a nice surprise and treat for the humans. ;)

jen said...

I never knew there was such a thing as gourmet marshmallows! Oh My!
These sound totally awesome!

Jenner said...

I love marshmallows! I am allergic to chocolate and nuts so it's rare I find a treat I can eat. I'll have to check them out!

Sue said...

Never thought about flavored marshmallows. About the only time I have them is in hot chocolate, but I'm open to trying new things. Why not!

Bubblesknits said...

Mmmmmm....I love chocolate covered marshmallows. The Peanut Butter Bash sound amazing!!!