Whether you're by the campfire with friends or having some me-time enjoying a mug of hot chocolate, marshmallows have a way of making simple moments special. This puffy, sweet treat can be eaten as a standalone snack or added to other desserts like s'mores or ice cream. However, because there are so many options to choose from, finding the best marshmallows can be a bit overwhelming.
We at mybest, though, have done the hard part for you. And trust us, we enjoyed this one a lot. Read on to see the top 10 list we came up with, featuring the best marshmallows out there. At the top of our list is Kraft's jet-puffed jumbo marshmallows, which are fat-free and extra large. Check out the rest of our sweet favorites and don't forget to read the most important part - the buying guide!
Here are our top 10 favorite marshmallows that you can buy right now!
|Net weight||24 oz.|
|Net weight||2 lb.|
|Marshmallow type||Dehydrated cereal bits|
|Net weight||10 oz.|
|Marshmallow type||Regular puffed|
|Net weight||4.5 oz.|
|Flavor||Strawberries and cream|
|Net weight||1 oz.|
|Flavor||Milk chocolate marshmallows|
|Net weight||24 oz.|
|Marshmallow type||Giant roasters|
|Net weight||2.4 lb.|
|Net weight||1 lb.|
|Net weight||2.5 lb.|
|Net weight||13 oz.|
|Marshmallow type||Cream spread|
Hoosier Hill Farm
Sarah's Candy Factory
Jet-Puffed Jumbo Marshmallows
Cereal Marshmallow Bits
Strawberries and Cream Marshmallows
Milk Chocolate Marshmallows
Giant Roasters Marshmallows
Mini Dehydrated Marshmallows
Assorted Dehydrated Marshmallow Bits
Marshmallow Creme Spread
Extra Large Classic Marshmallows Minus the Fat
Magically Delicious Marshmallow Bits
A Sweet Gluten-Free Alternative for Vegans
Sweet and Tart Come Together in This Duo-Flavored Marshmallow
Santa-Shaped Milk Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows
Giant Marshmallows Made Just for the Campfire
For the Strawberry-Lover in You
Mini Marshmallows Perfect for A Mug of Hot Chocolate
Never Run Out of Colorful Marshmallow Toppings With This Big Jar
Spread Marshmallow on Anything With This Creamy Delight
|Net weight||24 oz.||2 lb.||10 oz.||4.5 oz.||1 oz.||24 oz.||2.4 lb.||1 lb.||2.5 lb.||13 oz.|
|Flavor||Original||Original||Vanilla||Strawberries and cream||Milk chocolate marshmallows||Original||Strawberry||Vanilla||Original||Original|
|Marshmallow type||Jet-puffed||Dehydrated cereal bits||Regular puffed||Duo-flavor||Coated||Giant roasters||Strawberry-shaped||Dehydrated||Dehydrated||Cream spread|
After picking a fun flavor, make sure you choose the right texture, size, and shape of marshmallows for you. Don't forget to keep in mind any dietary restrictions or allergies that you might have.
Many marshmallows have the original marshmallow flavor. These ones aren’t hard to spot since they’re traditionally white. Vanilla is a pretty common flavor, too. Other basic flavors include strawberry and chocolate. Some have more complex flavors like cookie dough.
Duo-flavored marshmallows combine two distinct flavors like strawberry and cream. Some duo-flavored marshmallows have a unique twist shape, combining two different-colored marshmallows. Others come in complex flavors like gourmet vanilla and salted caramel.
Toasted vanilla and cinnamon churro-flavored marshmallows are other more advanced flavor combinations. Some marshmallows have special fillings, which can be a sweet surprise for your mouth after you bite into it.
Stuffed puffs are marshmallows with real chocolate stuffed inside the fluffy mallow. These make hot cocoa even more fun and can also be eaten as a standalone snack. Strawberry jam is another filling you can find.
There are also marshmallows that are coated with hardened chocolate. These ones give you a hard but sweet exterior and another sweet but fluffy interior. Marshmallow fluff creams let you spread sweetness over anything.
Regular puffed marshmallows are fluffy, chewy, and soft. If you plan on melting marshmallows, then puffy ones will give you more of that sticky consistency. These ones are perfect for snacks like s’mores.
Dehydrated marshmallows have more of a rough texture. When you bite into them, they usually have a bit of a crunch. Having them with cereals gives you little bursts of sweetness along with the cereal bits.
Marshmallows come in many different shapes and sizes too. Jet-puffed marshmallows are the big cylindrical ones you see people roast over a campfire. Marshmallow bits are really tiny and are often seen in cereal boxes that have marshmallows.
Mini marshmallows look like jet-puffed marshmallows, but are significantly smaller like the ones people put in hot chocolate. You can also find cube-shaped marshmallows. Others come in packs with various shapes and colors. Some even come in a season-themed shape, like ghosts for Halloween.
Choose a marshmallow size and shape depending on what kind of treat you plan on making. For example, jet-puffed marshmallows might be too big to drop in your mug of hot chocolate, but they’re perfect for s’mores. Mini marshmallows, on the other hand, might be a lot harder to skewer on a stick, but they make a great topping.
If you’re watching what you eat but still want to indulge in marshmallows once in a while, there are plenty of options. Low-sugar, vegan, and kosher marshmallows are some of them.
Sugar-free marshmallows are made with substitute ingredients that are low in carbs, low in calories, and have no added sugars. This is great if you’re watching your sugar intake, are on a low-carb diet but still want to indulge, or are diabetic.
If you’re trying to stay away from foods that have animal-based ingredients like gelatin, then lucky for you, there are vegan marshmallows! Vegan marshmallows don't use gelatin. Instead, they use alternatives like agar-agar or carrageenan. There are also Kosher marshmallows that are made with approved gelatin.
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Marshmallows are a great snack and also make great toppings. Their soft and fluffy texture adds a lightness to sweet treats. Before you grab a pack, though, make sure that you keep a few things in mind.
After picking a fun flavor, decide what kind of texture, size, and shape will work for you. Of course, don't forget to consider your allergies and dietary restrictions. Once you have those things all covered, then you're all set. Grab a bag of some sweetness and try not to finish everything in one sitting!
Author: Beatrice Joy
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