"mashmallow", the confection

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 5 14:53:29 UTC 2010

Apparently they only sell 'em now during the Thanksgiving-Christmas Axis of
Food Evil.

So watch your store shelves.

Chocolate Pinwheels are OK, but they don't fit as comfortably in the hand
and they have a less chocolatey finish. The shape too is rather baroque for
my taste.

A Canadian firm bakes a variant Mallowmar (I forget the name) which adds a
layer of raspberry jam between the marshmallow and the cake.  Also OK, but
not really a Mallowmar.

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: "mashmallow", the confection
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> At 9:56 AM -0400 11/5/10, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >Like Wilson and Charlie, I grew up in the United States where we say
> >"marsh-mellow."
> >
> >But we also say "Mallow-mars."
> >
> >Nature's most perfect food.
> >
> >JL
> My after-school snack in grade school years, with a glass of milk.
> The little puff of air between the chocolate and marshmallow when you
> bit into them....mmmmm.  This was, I guess, our urban version of
> s'mores.
> LH
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