08/30/2013 16:08


Yep, that’s right, folks.  August 30th is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!  

(Not to be confused with S’mores Day, which is August 10th.) 


I love doing these blog posts about “National (whatever) Days”—if nothing else, it gives me a reason to eat something fun.  I suppose I could have gone with an article about August being National Goat Cheese Month (read about it here), but it would have been a short article, because the only thing I have to say about that is:  YUCK.


Whether you’re someone who likes to gently cook your marshmallows to a perfect golden brown, or (like me) just lights the dang thing on fire and enjoys it “blackened”, today is your day. 



I know, I know, I'm totally cheating here, but it’s entirely too hot and humid today in Indiana to toast any marshmallows outside around a roaring fire.  But all you really need is a flame, right?  In that case, I suppose you could do it with a lighter as well…



In a blind taste-test, the cooktop marshmallow beat out the lighter marshmallow.  The one I cooked with the lighter wasn’t gooey in the middle like the cooktop one, mostly because I didn’t want to waste my lighter fluid on a stupid marshmallow—I went straight for setting it on fire instead of actually taking the time to warm it up first…before setting it on fire.  Plus, the lighter marshmallow ended up with a big, gross black wart on it.


National Toasted Marshmallow Day is a super-easy holiday to celebrate—just grab a bag of marshmallows, a stick, find some fire, and you’re set.  So get out there (or stay inside) and celebrate this sweet day!