Like many other people, I first heard of Mallow and Marsh from last week’s Dragon Den when founder Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie turned down the Dragons’ offers of financial investment for more of her business than she was willing to share. The Dragons looked surprised, Pleydell-Bouverie didn’t look shaken, and I wanted to know what was so great about these marshmallows.
And so, I turned to Google to track down Mallow and Marsh…
I managed to find Mallow and Marsh quickly, but thousands of other people watching Dragons Den must have had the same idea because the website was down by the time I clicked their listing in the Google search results. However, they are on Twitter and luckily for me they’re talkative 24/7, so when I fired off a quick tweet, I got a quick reply about where to buy their products – through a Kickstarter campaign (ending today!), at my local Sainsbury’s, or via the website when it was back up. I opted for the website with their Dragons Den special, which came with all the flavours. I was not disappointed.
As you can imagine, I was not the only person in the UK who wanted to order Mallow and Marsh products after the show. And with the significant increase in demand I was not surprised when I received an email saying my order would be delayed. However, the parcel still managed to make it through my post box within 7 working days of ordering – which totally exceeded my expectations!
When I realised what the parcel was, I immediately ripped it open with full intentions of digging in right away, but then I reconsidered and thought it might be better to get into my flat first – and maybe eat dinner.
Once dinner was out of the way, Jeff helped me polish off the Peppermint & Dark Chocolate and Raspberry marshmallows in the 12-piece gift pack. (Looking back on this decision, we probably should have saved this to give to someone as a pressie – oops!)
We especially loved the experimental tips* on the inside of the box, and think we may have to make the ultimate Smores the next time we tuck in! (*Except for the sweet potato tip – my mom already makes that every year for Thanksgiving and I can’t bring myself to eat it at any other time of the year.)
Vanilla – Deliciously dense and chewy, this is the ‘standard’ flavour of marshmallow out of all of these – but a high quality ‘standard’.
Roasted Coconut – I’m a fan of all things coconut (as an oil to cook, water to drink – and even as a facial cleanser!) and this is no exception. The shaved bits of roasted coconut on the top was the icing on the cake for me. Pure love.
Raspberry – Packing a full flavour punch, the raspberry flavour is absolutely scrumptious! It’s much tangier than I’d anticipated, and not at all super sugary sweet – which is a total bonus in my book. (This is probably my favourite – but please don’t tell Coconut I told you so!)
Peppermint & Dark Chocolate – I was expecting the peppermint to be sweet and sugary, but was delighted when I realised just how sharp the peppermint tasted – and the dark chocolate was a lovely touch. My breath actually felt fresh afterwards, and I can see this as a wonderful ‘after dinner treat’ in restaurants.
Cappuccino – Surprisingly, this one actually tastes like a cappuccino with a few sugars in. I put a couple of these aside in an air-locked bag so that I can try it again later… with a cappuccino. That sounds like a delicious pairing made in coffee heaven!
You can shop Mallow and Marsh products via their site and select stockists. I ordered the Dragon’s Den special for £18, which is now listed as the Taster Selection for £20. Boxes of 3 are available for £3, and the gift pack includes 12 pieces for £10.