How did the marshmallow get it's name? Idk about you, but it seems like a really strange word to me.
Marshmallow candy originated in ancient Egypt. It was a honey candy that was flavored and thickened with Marsh-Mallow plant sap.Info from:http://inventors.about.com/od/foodrelatedinventions/a/marshmallows.htm
A lot of super common things are known by their first brand name. Aspirin was the first brand name for the pain reliever. Maybe Marshmallow Inc. made the first puffed corn syrup?
That's a good question