Wednesday, September 21, 2005

French Orange Blossom Marshmallows


On the weekend my mother came to visit, we went to the fishmarkets for lunch. Where are the photographs? The Batteries on the camera ran out, don't worry it wasn't very special anyway. But what was good was at the delicatsen, a jar sitting on the counter with long thin multi-coloured spongy stuff inside plastic bags. I looked at them from afar, then gave them a double take ( I can spot good food stuffs from 100 paces), are they really? OMG, They are!!! I jumped up and down. They are just like the way too cute french marshmallows my gorgeous friend Michele found in Paris!!!! Whilst it isn't a huge bag of bag of pastel fluffs , I did score a long Orange Blossom flavoured Marshmallow for $2.50. Yowsers that is expensive, but sometimes you have to fork out the big ones for new experiences ;)

So how did they taste? Sweet, Soft, Tender and like Orange Blossoms. Cool. Much better than boring old vanilla ;)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

mmm i love marshmallows, not very common here though. maybe a search around the shops is in order yummy 

Posted by Catesa

Anonymous said...

Hi Catesa
Maybe you need to make some? 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

What a fun treat. The orange flavor sounds yum! But Clare, I'm disappointed in you and your 100 paces--a true super foodie can just "feel" the presence of something yummy about a half a mile away! ; ) 

Posted by farmgirl

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Marshmallows always reminds me of campside fires where you toast them. 

Posted by boo_licious

Anonymous said...

A marshmallow stick! now THAT I would have liked. Way to go on the splurge, now I dont feel so bad for splurging on mine :) 

Posted by michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Fg
Oh... sorry I am not up to scratch :(

Hi Boo
I was thinking the same thing! I think it would make great s'mores too!!

Hi Michele
I am so sure you can find way better ones in Paris! Yours were much prettier than mine. It was good I got to use your splurge as justification for mine ;) 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Practice! Practice! Practice! Now sit still, close your eyes, and THINK CHOCOLATE!

Are you getting anything? 

Posted by farmgirl

Anonymous said...

Oh that's easy.... I know there is a block of 70% and 85% lindt in the cupboard, I can feel it's presence all over the house ;) heheehheh 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare - Orange blossom marshmallows sound great - I've never or heard of those before, guess I've been deprived, or is it depraved! :o)
I like the packaging.... 

Posted by Kirk

Anonymous said...

Hi Kirk
Don't feel too bad, either had I til I saw them in the shop. You might think they taste a bit "girrly" :P 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Clare,

I will take girly anytime if they come in orang blossom flavoured marshmallows!!! Oh that sounds so good. I need to source some NOW!!!  

Posted by MIlgwimper

Anonymous said...

Is that a hint Milly? *grin*
how long can you hold out? 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

The marshmallows sound very good! 

Posted by Joe @ Culinary in the Desert

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe
The smell is intoxicating too!!!! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

mmmm... yummy. I wonder if you can roast those over fire? Do you do that over there, or is that a States thing? Very nice find, indeed! 

Posted by Kristi

Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge marshmallow fan, save in S'mores and Rice Krispie Treats, but these do sound delectable...maybe melting around in a nice cup of hot chai?  

Posted by Catherine

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't want to be a "girly-man" now would I!!!! 

Posted by Kirk

Anonymous said...

Haha, you are also having battery issues as well? I lost my battery to my digital camera (during a druken bachelor party night). Anyhow, I like the packaging of the marshmallows - never seen anything like this before.  

Posted by Simon

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristi
We certainly do roast them over here :) I think it might be possible with a slice, I wonder if the inside would have melted everywhere?

Hi Catherins
In Chai hmmm that could work quite well!!!

Hi Kirk
:P you will always be girrly to me :)

Hi Simon
Luckily they are just AA's but they take 8 hours to recharge! *sigh* Either had I, they are french of course!
 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big marshmallow fan, but I've read that homemade ones taste astronomically better. Which are these more like? 

Posted by Amy

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy
They are more like bought ones in texture, but the flavour is WAY better :)

I have made my own but not again til I get a mixer!!! :) 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

ooh, posh marshmallows! irresistible...must be lovely in a mug of spiced hot chocolate... 

Posted by J

Anonymous said...

Hi J
you would think I would be smart enough to have tried it... wouldn't you? *sigh* 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't even know you could make marshmellows at home! How? 

Posted by Cara

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