Friday, March 18, 2016

Product Review: Dandies Marshmallows

The marshmallows from our childhood desperately needed an ingredient list makeover. That’s why Chicago Vegan Foods, a family-owned company with vegan values, created Dandies. The first Non-GMO Project Verified marshmallows on the market, Dandies are made with all-natural ingredients and completely free of gelatin, artificial ingredients, and high fructose corn syrup. The products are produced in the company’s dedicated facility, which is free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree-nuts. Dandies marshmallows are also free of wheat, gluten and corn, 100% vegan, and certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.

The best part is, these marshmallows are indistinguishable from their conventional counterparts. Dandies are air puffed, which gives them a traditional texture and flavor that melts and tastes just like the marshmallows we grew up with. Light, fluffy and kid-friendly, Dandies are perfect for roasting over a fire, making gooey summer s’mores, cooking up crisp rice treats, or putting the finishing touch on a loving cup of hot chocolate.

Dandies Classic Vanilla Marshmallows are available in big (campfire style) and mini sizes at Whole Foods Market and other natural foods stores across the U.S., Canada and select International markets. The SRP is $4.99 for a 10oz package. Dandies are also available for foodservice applications. 

Our Thoughts

So, since I changed my diet to non-GMO and Organic foods, there are some old favorites I have not been able to indulge in. That's why I am always glad to find better options to satisfy those occasional cravings. Dandies is one of those options. 

Billed as the first marshmallows to receive verification from the Non-GMO Product, these snacks are a fun addition to the holiday gift basket. I was sent three bags of these: two bags of the small variety, and one of the bigger marshmallows. I tried these with both hot chocolate, and in ice cream. My husband opted to get creative and use them in his cereal. 

These snacks took me back, reminding me of the days when s'mores were common sleepover fare. They tasted just as good as I remembered, especially when added to the hot chocolate. They blended nicely with the organic mix I use, and they practically melt in my mouth, even when not in something hot. 

The cereal was an interesting mix as well. The milk blended well with them, and made for a great snack. If you're looking for something bad that's a little bit better for you, I'd definitely recommend them, and will be looking for them in the store in the future.  

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Purchase Dandies Vegan Marshmallows online and in stores at major retailers like AmazonWalmart, and Thrive Market.