The Laidback Gourmet: Frankford’s Trees and Snowmen Marshmallows

Ho Ho Hello, and welcome to the Laidback Gourmet, the holliest jolliest destination on your interwebs. Well Thanksgiving Dinner is naught but a distant memory and Santa Claus crossed the finish line at the Macy’s parade so that means its officially Christmas season. I absolutely love Christmas, the sights, the sounds, the smells, the carols, the TV specials, the shopping, and of course, the food. And today’s review is certainly in that vein, as we are taking a look at Christmas themed Marshmallows.

Is there a better food for winter and Christmas than marshmallows? Almost definitely yes, but for the sake of this review let’s say no. I mean, they’re fun, they’re white, they’re fluffy, and they go great in hot chocolate, which is one of man’s greatest achievements. So what could be more christmasy than Marshmallows that are made even more christmasy? Again, probably a lot of things, but I have a review to write here so let’s go with it.

Frankford’s Trees and Snowmen marshmallows come in two shapes, trees and snowmen. I feel like that probably didn’t need an explanation, perhaps I‘ve been hitting the eggnog a bit too hard. (Foreshadowing? Hmmm?) Let’s take a look at the tree shape first.

Well, there ya go. Apparently O’Tanenbaum is German for ebola virus. And here I thought it was German for “Caution, Hot Plate”. Who knew? Ok, I know they are just marshmallows so one shouldn’t expect too much from their shapes. Let’s take a look at the snowman.

HAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! It looks like an Asian albino alien wearing a fez! That’s awesome! Man, its too a good thing that Frosty didn’t look like that or we’d all have been worried he was going to probe Karen in the freezer car.

Ok, ok, I’m done laughing now… almost… I think it’s time to try them.

*om nom nom

Eh… and thus ends the fun part of the review. I really wanted to like these and tell everyone to rush out and buy these awesomely hilariously shaped marshmallow treats but… and this pains me to say… they aren’t that good. They certainly aren’t as good as normal marshmallows. They have an odd flavor that I can only describe as “fake”. They taste off. Almost as if they were going for a flavored marshmallow but weren’t quite able to figure out what flavor they wanted them to be. 5/10 rating for these, and that’s only because its Christmas and I’m feeling generous. Well, that and they made me laugh out loud. That’s always a plus.

Well that concludes this holiday edition of the Laidback Gourmet, but fear not, there’s plenty more Christmas coming up soon. Thank you, as always, for reading, and please feel free to email me your thoughts, suggestions, comments, or simply lavish they praise upon me at Until next time, this is Ed DiFolco, your Laidback Gourmet, who’s already planning out a cross over between Frosty and the X-Files.

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