I love marshmallows. I love the simplicity of marshmallows. Air, sugar, water, corn syrup and gelatin. How many things can you point to in your life that have only five main ingredients? How many things in your life are as versatile as a marshmallow? A marshmallow is equally effective as a compliment to something else or all on its own. In some cases, a dish isn’t that dish without a marshmallow.
Can you think of roasting anything else over a campfire? (besides a meat product?) You’re out in the woods, tired from hiking, and hiking and hiking… you find a place to nest for the night… eating only what you’ve carried in with you… it tastes like you made it out in the woods… probably looks like it too. You choke down the meal; knowing that it is merely to fuel your continued journey… but then, you pull out the marshmallows? Why marshmallows? Because, they’re light…and when every ounce on your back feels like a ton that’s a big plus. More importantly, they’re a familiar taste… a reminder of goodness…comfort. Anything with sugar does this for me.
I don’t think I’d ever want to live in a world where I couldn’t get a bag of these little spongy wonders.
One has to respect the marshmallow. We should all strive to one day be like a marshmallow.