Handmade Marshmallows ~ Gluten Free
Marshmallows date back to as early as 2000 BC and were considered a delicacy deemed worthy only to gods and royalty. During those times, Egyptians made individual marshmallows by hand by extracting sap from a mallow plant and mixing it with nuts and honey.
This delicious sweet developed a new form when in the 1800's candy makers in France took the sap from marshmallow plant and combined it with egg whites and sugar. The mixture was whipped by hand and took the form of the marshmallow we all know today.
Later, candy makers replaced the sap taken from the marshmallow plant with gelatine, which enabled the marshmallow mixture to maintain it’s form and reduced the labour intensive process of extracting the sap from the mallow plant.
The gelatine was combined with corn syrup, starch, sugar, gelatine and water to create the fluffy texture of the marshmallow we know and love today!