The Answer: Marshmallows! Here are some facts about marshmallows:)
- The official name of the mallow plant is Althea officials and it is a pink-flowered plant. Marshes are the native growing ground for the mallow plant; hence the name marshmallow. Mallow plants are native in Asia and Europe and are also grown in eastern United States.
- In the 1800s, the sap of mallow plants were not only used to make marshmallows, but doctors also used this sap to soothe colds and sore throats.
- We all know marshmallows are a favorite in hot chocolate or crammed between two graham crackers and a chocolate piece, but did you know that some people also like to freeze them and eat them as a pizza topping?
- Like the original marshmallow, Marshmallow Peeps were once made by hand by being squeezed one at a time through a pastry tube, and the eyes were painted on by hand as well. With this process, it took 27 hours to create one Marshmallow Peep. Thank goodness for technology. Today, it takes about six minutes.
- Over 50% of marshmallows sold during the summer months are toasted over a fire. Bring on the s’mores!
- Find more facts and a history of marshmallows here: SOURCE