Hannah Kaminsky of My Sweet Vegan trialled Sweet & Sara Marshmallows and shared what she thought with us!
These incredible vegan confections have been one of the most exciting products to hit the marketplace. Of course, for the purposes of scientific research, I felt it was my duty to see for myself what the hype was all about. It’s all for the benefit of vegan-kind, you see!
Two concerns about these sweet treats – they cost one serious chunk of change and can be rather difficult to obtain locally. If you’re lucky enough to live near a Whole Foods you should be able to snag a pack, but if you’re really craving them, you can order online. These points seem only like negatives, but trust me, if those barriers didn’t exists, I don’t know how I would convince myself to eat anything other than those sugary white pillows.
Tasting Notes for Sweet & Sara Marshmallows
For this simple taste test, I only purchased the standard vanilla variety. Biting into one plain, cold mallow, you might not expect much of a taste sensation, but these were in a whole different league than the standard. Soft, creamy, and just a tad chewy, it was like biting into a vanilla-scented cloud. While I had imagined that eating them straight would be tooth-achingly sweet, they actually proved to have a relatively balanced sugar content. Making them dangerously snackable. Admittedly, I can’t say that they truly struck me as being “fluffy” like what you expect from a marshamllow. Though these are confections of substance!
I decided to roast one over an “open flame” (read: my gas stove) and see how it stacked up. The edges began to brown and bubble in no time, yielded a saccharine, gooey ecstacy, far better than any campfire treat that I could remember. Even cut into pieces and drowned in a cup of hot chocolate, they still held their own. Truly, I don’t think that you can go wrong with these, no matter how you choose to indulge with them.
Sweet & Sara Marshmallows are offered in a wide array of unique flavors including toasted coconut and strawberry. Not only does Sweet & Sara provide these cloud-like marshmallows, but they also offer a variety of decadent marshmallow treats! Think Smores, Rocky Road Chocolate Bark, and Rice Krispy Squares.
The Facts on Sweet & Sara
Certifications: The Sweet & Sara website says these marshmallows are kosher, vegan, and non-gmo, but we didn’t find any certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sweet & Sara Vegan Marshmallows are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Most varieties are nut-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Sweet & Sara website at sweetandsara.com.
This product review was originally written for Bittersweet Blog. Hannah’s crafting, baking, and photography outlet.