Mystical Flavors

Marshmallows are a confection -- a candy. They've been around in the form we know them since the mid-1800s.

Commercial marshmallows are a late 19th century innovation. Since Alex Doumak's patented extrusion process of 1948, marshmallows are extruded as soft cylinders, cut in sections and rolled in a mix of finely powdered cornstarch and confectioner's sugar.

They are called "marshmallows" because part of the early recipe called for sap from the root of the marshmallow plant.


Marshmallows are popular with children and adults alike, Come to the Gordon's Corner Dunkin and see for yourself. The most popular and traditional type of marshmallows are roasted marshmallows, usually prepared over a campfire. Roasted marshmallows are often used in s'mores. In the United States marshmallows are also found in hot chocolate or café mocha (mochachino), Mallomars, on top of candied sweet potatoes during Thanksgiving and in the confectionary rice krispie treat. Marshmallows take so little heat to roast that they can even be roasted by the flame of a candle. They can be melted in a pan on the stove to make s'mores.

So is this your flavor today.