A standard 10.5-ounce bag contains approximately 35 large marshmallows. In recipes, each large marshmallow can be replaced with 1 tablespoon of marshmallow cream or 10 miniature marshmallows.Know More
Marshmallows are light, puffed treats that consist primarily of gelatin, corn syrup, egg whites, sugar and vanilla flavoring. In the United States, they are often used in dessert recipes or roasted on sticks over an open fire. The standard white, bite-sized treats are widely available, while other variations include jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows and special shapes. Vanilla is the most common flavor, but strawberry, chocolate, peppermint and other flavorings are often used for themed marshmallow products. Marshmallows are also used to create the popular candy Peeps, which are made into seasonal shapes and coated in colored sugar.
Although marshmallows were originally made using the juice of the mallow plant, which was thought to have medicinal properties, gelatin later became the thickening agent of choice when it was made commercially available. The British and the French were the first to make marshmallows in the mid-1800s. The treats gained their standard cylindrical shape in 1948 when Illinois resident Alex Doumakes began using a process whereby liquid marshmallow was pushed through a tube, dusted with starch and cut into bite-sized pieces.Learn more about Sweets
Marshmallow ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, modified corn starch, dextrose, gelatin, water, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavors and artificial colors, which means that there are no horse hooves as part of the recipe. Due to the presence of gelatin, an animal byproduct, there is a rumor that horse hooves are an ingredient as part of anything that contains gelatin. However, actual horse hooves are not made into gelatin.Full Answer >
Ice cream can be flavored with anything, so it is impossible to say how many flavors have existed throughout history. Popular flavors include chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, while more exotic flavors include crab, garlic and bacon.Full Answer >
One Original Tootsie Pop contains 60 calories, while one Tootsie Pop Miniature contains 20 calories. While one serving of Tootsie Pop Miniatures is 15 grams and contains 60 calories, each miniature lollipop is only 5 grams; therefore, each serving contains 3 lollipops with each containing 20 calories.Full Answer >
As of 2015, experts estimate that approximately 1 billion people eat chocolate every day. On average, each American consumes 12 pounds of chocolate per year, while Europeans eat 15 pounds a year.Full Answer >