Ahhhh. Sit on the couch. Pull the lever and recline. Pop my feet up and let the dog jump up for some cuddles. Turn on the TV and surround sound and find something on a Saturday night that doesn’t completely suck. Turn on the computer and connect to the interweb. Crap.
While rooting through Chris’ bag o’ Halloween goodies I came across something that intrigued me:
Kraft Jet-Puffed GhostMallows (It’s really hard not to type Jet-Stay-Puffed!)The flavor of these marshmallows is supposed to be Vanilla but aren’t all regular marshmallows vanilla flavored?
While I thought that these would be super yummy I also started to rethink my beverage of choice. Fruity beer plus vanilla marshmallows? I think not. Thank God the back of the bag had suggestions for what beverage would go best:
So I brewed me a cup of Suisse Mocha (close enough to ghostly hot chocolate) and popped a few of these ghoulish marshmallows on top.
Aren’t they so cute?! Although, now that I’m looking at them from this angle they slightly resemble ghostly sperm, no? As I began to sip on my chocolatey beverage I had the sinking feeling that something very important was missing.
Ahhh, that’s better.
Now, since most of you (make that all of you) don’t know who I am you probably have no idea that I am completely obsessed with another marshmallowy treat, Peeps. Who doesn’t love Peeps? They’re sugary, chewy and full of Peepy goodness (and yes, I do realize that I turn a lot of nouns in to adverbs!). Anyway, the reason I bring up Peeps is because one of my favorite Peep activities (yes, there are more than one) is Peep jousting. For hours upon hours of fun you pit your Peeps against each other in head to head combat. Simply place the marshmallows on a plate, shove toothpicks into them, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and crown a victor. The Peep who doesn’t get skewered is victorious. I simply applied this basic concept to the ghostly marshmallows:
It didn’t work out as I had planned. With no clear victor I decided to crown myself the winner, mashed my melty marshmallows together and stirred them into my mocha! While I do love a good marshmallow I didn’t find anything particularly special about these sugary snacks. Sure they’re cute and slightly colorful. Yes they’re ridiculously addicting and I ate half a bag in one sitting (don’t judge me, I’m drunk). And would I get them again if spotted in the snack food aisle of the grocery store? Of course. But did they stand out from all of the other marshmallows on the shelf? No, not really. So, while I did enjoy snacking on them individually I think I’ll stick to drowning them in my coffee.