A few weeks ago I bought a bag of these marshmallows on clearance at good ol’ Target.
I couldn’t figure out why they were on clearance except that maybe they aren’t a big seller and the s’mores pic transports shoppers’ minds to summer campouts instead of steaming mugs of hot cocoa? Oh well, a marshmallow is a marshmallow is a marshmallow, right?
A nice gal saw me grab a bag and I smiled and said something about hot cocoa. She said, “Those aren’t regular marshmallows. They’re flat.” I asked if they tasted differently than regular marshmallows and she just kind of stared at me like, “Duh.” She replied, “No, but they’re not for hot chocolate.”
Confusion. I scanned the bag for Marshmallow Rules and Regulations, but found nothing. Huh.
I sensed her disappointment in me as she watched me toss a bag in my cart. I was disappointed in myself. But I didn’t know why.
Cut to today. I have a need for hot cocoa on this Dog Friday and I remembered the Not for Hot Chocolate Flat Marshmallows.
I love how they fill up the mug and peek out. Cute. They melt like regular mallows. They taste like regular mallows. Mystery unsolved.
I don’t feel like I broke an unspoken marshmallow rule. Do you?