Dandies Vegan Marshmallows. My Review.

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows are in the building! I adore Sweet and Sara vegan marshmallows, the ones I used in my vegan smores recipe, but there's a new marshmallow on the vegan shelf. And can you really ever have too many vegan marshmallow options?

Whole Foods Find! When I spotted Dandies Vegan Marshmallows at my neighborhood Whole Foods Market this week, I nearly had an embarrassing grocery store moment in which I shrieked out-loud in glee. Luckily I held back, grabbed a bag, and moved on. Until I got home, ripped open the bag, and began my Chicago Soy Dairy Dandies taste test...

Product Review: Dandies Vegan Marshmallows

Shelf Appeal:
Packaged in a nice clear pouch. I like that I can pick up the bag, squeeze it a 'tad' and realize how squishy and soft these marshmallows are. So much softer than even those 'kosher' marshmallows I have seen at Whole Foods (those aren't even vegan). Cute little smiling marshmallow on front. Perfect packaging I should think!

Label Check: Ingredients- corn syrup, vegan beet sugar, corn starch, corn dextrose, water, carrageenan, soy protein, natural vanilla flavor, titanium dioxide (natural mineral), salt. The calories: 90 calories in a 28 gram serving. Ten servings per bag. Thus, don't eat the whole bag folks, that would be 900 calories of pure sugar. :) Basically, the same caloriage as traditional marshmallows, but with NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS! Aka, ground up animal bones, aka gelatin, an ingredient in traditional marshmallows.

Taste Test: OMG. These can't be vegan! Are they really? They taste like fresh vanilla. Texture: fluffy air-puffed marshmallow. I'd love to try them in an even bigger size. Jumbo Dandies please? My vegan hot chocolate will never be the same. Sweet, melt in your mouth. Vanilla flavor is pure, mild and authentic. Squishier than the Sweet and Sara brand-a lot 'lighter'. Although similar sweet, natural taste. (And I mean 'natural' in a good way!) Love these little guys!

Price Check: OK, here's the rub. I paid $6.99 per bag. Not exactly cheap. I won't be buying these routinely, but for a vegan smores or rice crispy treat craving, these will be in! And they are actually the same price as the other vegan marshmallow brand Sweet and Sara. Both brands are delicious, and unfortunately-expensive.

Last Word: Hot chocolate, rice crispy treats, smores oh my! And they say vegans don't have any foodie fun...!

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