You know, I kept seeing bags of jumbo marshmallows at the store and I kept thinking wow, those would be really cool for roasting. Big as marshmallows. Right? Nope. Turns out they kind of suck.
I mean, they seemed like a great idea. I love roasting marshmallows, but you never get enough at a time. Roasting takes forever to get that perfect crispy golden outside, mushy hot inside. Bigger is better, right? Wrong.
One thing I didn’t stop to think about is the fact that bigger also takes longer to cook. Turns out, the normal timing mechanisms don’t work. Normal size you just wait until the outside is a crispy golden brown. By then, the inside is all melty. Not jumbos. When the outside is crispy golden brown, the inner inside is largely unaffected. To melt the inside you pretty much have to burn the outside. Some people like that, but those people are seriously deranged.
So, jumbo marshmallows turn out to pretty much suck for roasting. It was quite a blow for me to find this out and I’m not sure I will ever emotionally recover. Much like when they cancelled Garfield and Friends.