Those who have followed me long enough know that I have a playful, sometimes violent, rivalry with marshmallows.

On their own? Not the snack for me.

As part of s’mores? Sign me the hell up!

Well, Stuffed Puffs are my kind of marshmallow; they’re already turning into s’mores on their own.

Stuffed Puffs Filled Marshmallows

Stuffed Puffs

Stuffed Puffs Chocolate-on-Chocolate Marshmallows

Now, surely a lot of questions exist with these Stuffed Puffs, marshmallows that are filled with real chocolate:

  • Is the chocolate gonna melt well?
  • Is the marshmallow-to-chocolate ratio adequate?
  • Are my hands going to turn into graham crackers if I hold onto them too long?

Today I explore the first two, and the third is a risk I’m willing to take.

It’s easy to spot the fat kid at the campfire; he’s the one who brought the stuffed marshmallows for his s’mores, and tonight that kid is me.

Classica Milk Chocolate Stuffed Puffs

Stuffed Puffs

But before I go all the way with it, these marshmallows need to be evaluated by themselves. The feel of the marshmallows is equal parts promising and off-putting. At the center of each soft stretchy marshmallow exterior, you can feel a very hardened mass of chocolate. Knowing that it’s chocolate is the promising part, but the fact that it feels like a massive cyst under one’s skin kinda turns you off just a little bit.

But how does the chocolatey pus taste?

Pretty good! It’s definitely not as full-flavored as a Hershey’s bar or anything, but it’s a smooth, partially-creamy, semi-whipped chocolate that undoubtedly elevates your standard marshmallow from a pitiful standalone snack to something much more satisfying.

Chocolate-on-Chocolate Stuffed Puffs

Stuffed Puffs Chocolate-on-Chocolate Marshmallows

The Chocolate-on-Chocolate variant uses a cocoa-flavored marshmallow stuffed with the same milk chocolate filling as Classic.

I’ll level with you right off the bat that I don’t really care for chocolate-flavored marshmallows (or any flavored marshmallows while I’m at it), over a plain one. But the Chocolate-on-Chocolate ones are better than I expected. The outside is a powdery, slightly sweet cocoa-flavored marshmallow of identical quality to Classic. The cocoa adds a touch of flavor on its own, though if it weren’t for the large amount of chocolate filling, I would never buy these.

However, with the creamier chocolate filling really providing a full-on Chocolate Lover’s experience, these are a nice alternative.

Stuffed Puffs As S’mores

The package boasts “Fun & Easy S’mores”, so it’s critical we measure success with this application as well.

Stuffed Puffs

No worries about how the marshmallow toasts; it holds a flame and chars just fine.

But when I bit into the first one I roasted over the stove, I noticed the chocolate inside had only softened slightly without actually melting. I tried again on a lower flame.

Again, by the time the marshmallow was toasted fully, bordering on burnt, the chocolate hadn’t melted like we’re all used to in our s’mores.

Stuffed Puffs

On the third try, I found it. You have to hold it wayyy above the flame to roast extra slowly, but then you’re able to get a wonderfully melted chocolate.

Did it taste good? Of course it did!

Is it better than a traditional s’mores with a hunk of Hershey’s chocolate? Of course not!

Is it easier? Who cares!

It’s fun!

Burning Questions:

  1. Why did you have to compare it to a cyst? Because I’m gross.
  2. Is it really that hard to place your own chocolate on a graham cracker? No it’s not.
  3. Why would I buy this then? I don’t know.

Place of Purchase: Walmart

Rating: 7 out of 10

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