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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
- Why did you have to compare it to a cyst? Because I’m gross.
- Is it really that hard to place your own chocolate on a graham cracker? No it’s not.
- Why would I buy this then? I don’t know.
Place of Purchase: Walmart
Rating: 7 out of 10
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