Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vegan Review: My letter to Marshmallows (Sweet & Sara review)

Hello Marshmallows,

Long time no taste. At first I thought you were just a side item to the wonderful smores that I would eat during the winter or the last thing I would grab when I needed something sweet and had no other options. I would put you in hot chocolate but realized that cool whip tasted better.  I even gave you a try when Easter came around and you would stuff yourself into those colored egg shaped candies only to get pissed because it was so hard I could have chipped a tooth.

You see Marshmallows, you have kinda left a bad taste in my mouth...literally.  I thought I would be done with you forever until I was on a website looking for vegan treats.  I came across Sweet & Sara. I was looking through the delicious looking treats when what do I see? You. But not just you.  You and your friends cinnamon and pecan.  Now at first I thought you were going to trick me again.  Place yourself in to a few of my favorite things just so I would eat you. But I admit Marshmallow, you had my attention. I searched a little more.

I found a lot of reviews praising you and your new found home at Sweet & Sara.  I though maybe Sweet & Sara had made you likable, after all you were in this cute square shape. I closed the website and continued my search for vegan treats.  But then you began torturing me Marshmallows.  I began thinking about you all the time, wondering where you were and what you were doing. OK - maybe I wasn't that bad but I did have you on  my list of things to try.

Then one day, while walking around Whole Foods, there you were.  I stared at you for a second.  It was kinda awkward as we have not seen each other in a while but you looked so lovely just sitting there by other treats.  I picked you up and I have to admit a smile came across my face.  I saw you in all your glory, pecans, cinnamon, ewey gooey white fluff. I didn't get my hopes up though. I wanted to make sure it was real this time.  I didn't want you to disappoint me again.

Everything else was a blur until I was sitting in my car opening your container and placing my fingers around your softness.  I placed you in my mouth and was so overcome with joy.  You tasted fabulous!  Now, I don't want to get carried away and embarrass myself so I will just get to the point.  Sweet & Sara made you delicious.  I praise them for thinking outside the box and giving the vegan world such a good little treat. I am sorry for having doubted you for so long.  I hope you can forgive me and I promise that next time I question you...well there won't be a next time.  I am hooked!

Your Reformed Marshmallow Hater

So in summary here is my final review:
(on a scale from 1 to 5)
Taste - 4 1/2 - I would have given them a 5 but unfortunately they tasted like my fridge when I tried them a few days later. Plactic bag next time! :-)
Price - 4 - While the $5.99 might be quite a shock for most people, it really is a reasonable price for 16-18 pieces and I was satisfied after eating just one. So it was well worth it to me.
Flavor - 5- Cinnamon and pecan are two of my favorite things.  These are the only ones I have tried so far but neither one was overpowering and went beautifully with the marshmallows.
Texture - 5 - It really is the perfect texture. soft and a little chewy.

I can't wait to try other flavors!  Thank you Sweet & Sara!