After yesterday's experiment with toasted coconut marshmallows, I guess I was primed for more dessert marshmallows, because a bag of each of these beauties leaped into my cart. Both bags are eight ounces, same as the toasted coconut marshmallows, but these offer smaller marshmallows so you get more in terms of number. The smaller size also makes them a little easier to eat.
I was skimming the baking ingredients aisle for something else when my eye fell upon a bag of fancy marshmallows. "GREAT FOR SNACKING!" the package proclaims.
The newest crop of sugar free candy has some real stand-out stars. When I reviewed sugar free Jolly Ranchers, I mentioned that I would not be able to tell them from the original - and in fact, I actually prefer the sugar free version in several different respects. The same is not quite true of these Werther's Originals, but nevertheless, they are remarkably good.
Sugar-free candy has undergone a real revolution in the last few years. Although the old school, chemical-tasting sugar free candies are still in abundance, many candy manufacturers are bringing new, reformulated sugar-free versions of their candy to market.
There is a small sub-set of candies which are as much an exercise in masochism as anything else. Cinnamon bears definitely fall into that category. Depending on the brand, they can vary from "pleasantly spicy" to "downright painful."
Yes, I am aware that the cake that follows is not a "true" Boston Cream Pie, but it tasted pretty darn good. Don't knock it until you try it.