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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Marshmallow

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      16.05.2012 17:28
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      Not good for toasting.

      I am not sure if you like your Marsh Mallows toasted, but if you do these Sainsbury's ones are not for you. I can't tell you what they taste like when not toasted, but if you want a dramatic experience then get yourself a long skewer and slip one of Sainsbury's Marsh Mellows on the end and get it as close as you can to a heat source, without touching a flame. What you should expect is for the outside to caramelise quickly and the inside to become soft. But wait, these are special. If you are lucky one will spontaneously combust going black within seconds giving a glowing mass yet still sticking to the Skewer. Great for a midnight procession. If you are not so lucky it will melt long before it catches fire andwill drop onto an uncovered area of your skin. So keep away from heat and Enjoy.

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        10.06.2010 13:18
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        Good value for money and will satisfy a sweet tooth.

        This is the first time I have tried Sainsbury's Marshmallows, although I am a bit of a marshmallow guru, trying many different brands over the years. These were picked out just on a whim as I was whizzing around Sainsburys and saw a 200g bag for a mere 69p. Who could refuse?

        These marshmallows are pink (raspberry) and white (vanilla) and are available in the bag in equal quantity. They are quite firm in texture, which is actually how I like them, although in the middle they are soft and squidgy and just the way they should be. I don't like it when marshmallows are so soft that they have no substance to them.

        To be honest, I can never tell any difference in flavour between the pink and the white ones. They taste very sweet and the dusting of icing sugar over the top of them obviously makes them sweeter still. It makes me laugh how emblazoned on the front is "only natural colours and flavours" which makes it sound like they are in some way healthy for you! They are, as all marshmallows, predominantly sugar and so other than tasting delicious there is no nutritional value to them whatsoever.

        Because they are slightly firmer than other marshmallows I've tried, I would imagine that they are ideal to be used in cooking or for fondue. I love dipping marshmallows in chocolate or caramel sauce - but if they're too soft they just become mushy and very messy to eat. These however, would keep their form and maintain some texture.

        Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Maize Starch, Beef Gelatine, Natural Flavourings, Natural Colour: Betanin.

        I would recommend them for a sweet treat because they taste good and are very good value for money.

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        12.12.2009 23:27
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        great in a hot coco, or home baking

        I was doing my local shopping when i spotted the basic hot chocolate at Sainsburys, i soon reallied that we had no marshmallows in, so just grabbed these on the way to the till, here is what i found...

        I had a few in the car, and found that i didn't enjoy then that much, they were hard and not chewy like they were meant to be.When swished they had a crinkled skin around them, and were dry, and tasted like they had been dipped in flour. There was an even selection of pink and white, and were all the same safe and size.

        The packeting was clear, and showed what they was. The packeting suited the product well as it was pink and white to match the marshmallows too. It was a about two thirds full when i opened a bag, so it left a bit of room in the bag, Mabie so the marshmallows could breath??

        They tasted much better in the hot chocolate, so Mabie that was what they were meant for?

        The price was around eighty pence or so, and wasn't to bad value for money, but these are properly better for home baking, or in a hot chocolate.

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          13.11.2009 09:56
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          Wicked Marshmallows, I Can't Wait To Use The Chocolate Fountain Now!

          We've brought a chocolate fountain to use on Xmas day and I can't wait, the thing is that none of us eat marshmallows much so we have had to sample different bags of them to find the ones that will be perfect for dipping in the fountain.

          These ones from Sainsburys are only about 80p a bag and they are yummy, they are about the 3rd different pack of marshmallows we've tried and I reckon these will be the ones we buy for Xmas because they were yummy even without a chocolate fountain to dip them in!

          You get an equal mix of pink and white marshmallows in the bag, the white ones are vanilla flavoured and the pink ones are raspberry. Not that that makes a lot of difference because they do all taste about the same to me. The pink ones have got a bit of a fruity taste but there's no way I could say they tasted of raspberries, and the white ones just taste very sugary and I can't hardly taste vanilla in them at all.

          They are delish though. The marshmallows are lovely and sweet with a perfect texture, they are soft and chewy but don't break down straight away in my mouth. You need to give them a bit of a chew and that's a good thing because we had a bag from Tesco last week and they dissolved in my mouth so quick that I could hardly taste them!

          The fact that they hold their shape good means they'll be wicked in the chocolate fountain, and I can't wait!!!

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          26.10.2009 12:49
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          A Delicious Bag Of Vanilla & Raspberry Marshmallows.

          I love nothing more than sweet things and I also have 8 nieces & nephews who are also the same!

          These Sainsburys Marshmallows are available from any Sainsburys store or the www.sainsburys.co.uk website for 67p per 200g. For this price you get a fairly large bag of delicious soft melty marshmallows.

          These marshmallows are very lightly dusted and they are a fairly ample size. These could be sliced up if you wanted to use them in a hot chocolate or something else but I would recommend these ones solely for eating pleasure.

          The marshmallows are vanilla & raspberry flavoured ones and they are absolutely delicious. These are chewy yet soft and fluffy at the same time. They are lovely and chewy and the flavours make my mouth water. Although I know these are full of sugar I just cannot resist and they are perfect for toasting over an open fire if you are lucky enough to have one.

          I buy these fairly often as I like to have treats in the house for when my nieces & nephews visit and a nice sized bag of marshmallows will usually keep us going for a good 10-15 minutes during a film or after some play time.

          Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Maize Starch, Beef Gelatine, Natural Flavourings, Natural Colour: Betanin.

          Nutritional Information Per 100g: 315 calories, 3.3g protein, 0.1g fat, 61.8g of sugars.

          As you can see from the nutritional information and ingredients this product is full of sugar and should definitely be enjoyed in moderation. When we have a bag of these they are usually shared out between 5 or 6 people so I don't mind everyone having a few each.

          These are delicious and are a firm favourite, like most sweets, with my young nieces and nephews. The price is very reasonable and these are occasionally on special offer and because they have a fairly long shelf life (quite a few months) I will stock up on them and try to resist opening a bag when I am alone as they are quite moreish.

          I would definitely recommend these although only in moderation because of the sugar. I am a firm fan of these marshmallows, and all marshmallows in general, and that is why I am rating them 4/5. The only let down is the sheer amount of sugar but that is not just this individual version of them but all marshmallows. At least they are low in fat so that is some consolation!

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          09.06.2009 20:32
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          Pretty good

          I recently tried Haribo's Chamallows having been seduced by the fact that there was a big tub of them for just a pound at good old Poundland. They looked good and well it was Haribo so I was shocked to find them just disgusting. I missed my Princess marshmallows. Anyway today my dad bought home some marshmallows from Sainsburys own brand which are 79p.

          They come in nice packaging. Soft baby pink just like marshmallows are with a sky blue flash at the top and bottom. Makes me think of light and airy which was probably the intention, oh those clever marketers. I was very surpised to see the nutrition statistics. A pack of these contains 200g. According to their information a quarter of this pack provides just 157 calories and just a trace of fat. I had no idea marshmallows were so good for you. In fact, the only 'red' thing on the wheel is the sugars at 30.9 grams but still I am surprised. On the front is a picture of some fluffy marshmallows.

          Inside there are lots of marshmallows, more than I had expected given the price. They are the traditional colours of pink and white. However they don't have that dusting that I am used to and many of them are mis-shapen which makes me feel like they are marshmallow seconds or something. However, importantly, they do taste nice. Very squidgy, mildly flavoured and more sticky inside than the Princess ones but nice nonetheless. They are also very filling so you can't eat a whole pack in one go. So overall though not top quality they are pretty good and would make good party food or a snack at the cinema.

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