I found that my local natural food store, Cornucopia, started stocking Sweet & Sara’s vegan marshmallows a couple weeks ago. Needless to say, I was pretty excited, but I couldn’t justify spending the $6.19 on them until yesterday when I was in a fit of finals-induced snacking mania. I’ve heard really good things, but was still a bit skeptical. I’ve never had a bad vegan marshmallow experience, but I have been a little disappointed. I’ve tried the Vegan Sweets brand little marshmallows (Do they even exist anymore? I haven’t seen or heard about them in ages!) and they were alright. I liked them fine enough. Similarly, Ricemellow Creme stood in when I was really craving a peanut butter and fluff sandwich, but didn’t work so well on s’mores or on it’s own.

The Sweet & Sara vanilla marshmallows were effing good. First I made them in S’Mores in the microwave and they puffed up just like regular marshmallows and had the perfect texture. I was in love. I later found out that I like them even better in their natural form, plain just out of the container. Mmm. In fact, an almost empty container is sitting next to me right now.

If only they weren’t so expensive at $6.19! I want to try the toasted coconut variety and I DEFINITELY need to get me one of those S’mores…


In any case, vegan or not, these are exactly like their gelatin-lad counterparts and you should all try them if you see them. Also, you should send me more. Hah. Who really wants ground up animal bones in your treats anyway? Ewe.

Ingredients of the vanilla marshmallows: cane sugar*, water, corn syrup, acacia, carrageenan, cornstarch, pure vanilla extract, locust bean gum, soy protein hydrolysate, organic confectioner’s sugar, sea salt. *vegan