Monday, October 15, 2007

Frankford Marshmallow Pals

Frankford Marshmallow PalsHere’s a jolly little set of marshmallows just for Halloween: Frankford Marshmallow Pals. They were pretty affordable, just $1.99 for a package of 18 individually wrapped marshmallows - that’s about 11 cents each. That’s always the tough thing about marshmallows ... you can’t just open a bag of Jet Puffs and toss them in trick-or-treaters’ bags, even though they’re pretty cheap. So the little wrappers help quite a bit on that front.

Shaped marshmallows are certainly nothing new and Just Born with their Peeps line may be the epitome of seasonal marshmallows. But Frankford has definitely come up with something that sets it apart.

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There are four different shapes in this mix: Jack O Lantern, Green Dracula, Even Greener Frankenstein Monster and Orange Witch.

Each is decorated with frosting, and may I say they did a really good job. Though some of them were a little smashed inside the package, they puffed back up again pretty well. The sugary coating also kept them from sticking to the wrapper. Each face has little frosting eyes, often hair and an expression on its mouth. They all look slightly different, when I pulled out all the Draculas, some looked slightly Asian, others downright fierce and one a bit cross-eyed with something of a dorky smile.

Marshmallow Pals are Colorful on the InsideThe whole bag smells lightly of sugar and coconut. I read the ingredients and it makes no mention of coconut specifically as an ingredient but does say “natural and artificial flavors”.

The color of the face is the same color of the marshmallow through and through. (Unlike Peeps, who are only colored on the outside.)

The marshmallows themselves as firm but moist. They have a latexy quality that gives them a very long chew. The flavor is lightly coconut, which I found pleasant and summery. Honestly, I prefer my marshmallows to taste like something. The frosting added a little crunch and it was a relief to find out that it wasn’t waxy like the eyeballs on Peeps.

Though I’m not really keen on eating marshmallows alone, the flavor helped. The really cute attention to details and vibrant colors swayed me. As an indulgence, they’re quite low in calories (being mostly air and having no fat): 38 calories per Pal. They contain gelatin and are not suitable for vegetarians. The package does not mention gluten or nuts though there appears to be no wheat/nut products in the ingredients.

These were made in China.

Related Candies

  1. GudFud Stuffed Marshmallows
  2. Frankford Marshmallow Hearts
  3. Peeps Spooky Cats & Cocoa Bunnies
  4. Peeps
  5. Artisan Marshmallows: Plush Puffs
Name: Marshmallow Pals
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Frankford
Place Purchased: K-Mart (Park LaBrea)
Price: $1.99
Size: 7 ounces
Calories per ounce: 96
Categories: Marshmallow, China, Lake Champlain, Halloween

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Those look fun.  I think Peeps is also doing individually wrapped marshmallows this year.  I might check these out; I’m making cupcakes for my cousin’s Halloween birthday party, and these might makes nice toppers.

    It’s always nice to see something a little more festive than just orange and black wrappers, at least.

    Comment by Alicia on 10/15/07 at 9:04 am #
  2. These are really, really cute!

    Comment by Sera on 10/15/07 at 10:29 am #
  3. I think I saw something by the same people at the Dollar Tree. I was tempted, despite not being enthused about marshmallows. But now I’m convinced. You have certainly made these sound appealing.

    And now I totally want to follow Alicia’s tip and put them on cupcakes. What a great, but simple idea!

    Comment by KateC on 10/15/07 at 10:38 am #
  4. Just Born did a press release on their Halloween Peeps yesterday, I think, but I doubt they are this cute.  Another great find from Cybele!

    Comment by Margie at Limited Edition Foods on 10/16/07 at 2:34 am #
  5. They have these in a Christmas version this year! They are just as great looking and tasty as the Halloween one’s. Yay. smile

    Comment by Ryan on 11/13/07 at 2:10 am #
  6. this is my NEW FAVORITE BLOG. seriously thanks guys i was SO happy when i got the easter marshmallow pals in my easter basket on the wonderful crisp sunday morning!! LOVE YA FRANKFORD! xoxoxo

    Comment by emily kyler on 4/11/08 at 5:32 am #
  7. I discovered these this year in Canada and found them to be fantastic as I’m not typically a big fan of marshmallow - although I’m so glad mine were “normal” and did not smell or taste ANYthing like coconut, which I find repulsive.

    Comment by Martini on 10/24/08 at 6:45 am #
  8. I reviewed these at my site as well. I think they’re beautifully done. I’ve never seen such detailed marsmallows. lol. I also just posted about their christmas version as well. Candy Blog rocks, the BEST candy site on the internet!

    Comment by The Sexy Armpit on 12/22/08 at 3:55 am #
  9. Those look… gross…

    Comment by Jeni on 2/25/09 at 1:23 pm #
  10. My daughters got these at an Easter egg hunt this year and ADORED them! I can’t find them anywhere online.  Any suggestions? THANKS

    Comment by Salli on 3/21/09 at 2:27 pm #

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