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FOOD & DRINK

A Dedicated Marshmallow Cafe Is Opening in Chicago

Serving up bourbon, Kahlua and champagne marshmallows, taco s'mores and toasted marshmallow lattes.
By Sarah Ward
May 13, 2017
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By Sarah Ward
May 13, 2017
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Everyday food items earning their own cafes: no, it's not a culinary kind of science fiction; it's our current reality. Cereal, avocados, mayonnaise, cookie dough, peanut butter on toast... the list goes on, and now it includes the humble marshmallow.

American marshmallow makers XO Marshmallow are taking their online venture into the bricks-and-mortar world after meeting their crowdfunding goal, and plan to open their eatery in the coming months. If you've only ever devoured supermarket marshmallows, then your tastebuds mightn't be tingling at this idea; however their flavour range puts regular old spongy pillows of sugar, water and gelatin to shame.

It would probably be easier to list the varieties they haven't tried — XO's standard selection includes trusty faves vanilla and raspberry, plus salted caramel, lavender honey, rose, mint, green tea, bourbon, Kahlua and champagne. Among the others they've given a spin are Nutella, mango habanero, pumpkin spice, root beer float, mimosa, double cherry, strawberry and spiked eggnog. Yes, your stomach should be rumbling.

If you find yourself in Chicago looking for some marshmallowy goodness, XO's cafe will expand their operations to include s'mores, taco s'mores, rice crispy treats, marshmallow cones, marshmallow pops and toasted marshmallow lattes. For now, feast your eyes on their Instagram feed and just imagine how great their fluffy wonders would taste melted over a fire.

Via Food & Wine.

Published on May 13, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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