Friday, January 8, 2010
Anyone for S'Mores??? Try these Egg-Free, Gelatin-Free, Gluten-Free and Nut-Free Marshmallows
The weekend is here, we've got record cold temps in most of the country and winter is pretty much here to stay for a while. So how 'bout some S'Mores?
A few days ago my husband went to Whole Foods to get ingredients for a seafood paella (almost worth another blog post--it was great!) and my youngest daughter started asking him for marshmallows to roast in the fireplace. Well, Whole Foods isn't exactly a marshmallow mecca, but he did finally manage to locate these tasty little numbers! Elyon Marshmallows are kosher and gluten-free. They do not use gelatin, egg or dairy ingredients as marshmallows often do, so people with egg and/or dairy allergies can enjoy them! Oh and they're also gluten-free. Still, a warning to people with fish allergies--there is fish gelatin in these marshmallows. I know, sounds funny but you can't taste it. It's there to replace the egg and dairy gelatin, so if you or your child has a fish allergy, don't go for these.
The marshmallows do not contain any nut ingredients, either, and after a spin to the company website it looks like they don't produce nut-containing candies. I've got an e-mail into the company for clarification but right now it's looking good.
I wanted to post about these since a growing number of you are facing gluten intolerance and/or dairy and egg allergies in addition to nut allergies.
Find these guys (and is that package cute, or what) at Whole Foods like we did or check the Elyson company website for more locations.