National Marshmallow Day

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Hey there, marshmallow lovers! Get ready to toast your tastebuds and bounce with joy because National Marshmallow Day is here to add some sweetness to your life. Grab a bag of fluffy goodness, gather your loved ones, and read on to satisfy your craving for all things marshmallow!

When is Marshmallow Day?

It's national marshmallow day on the 19th May.

The Internet Birth of National Marshmallow Day

Every day there seems to be a new reason to celebrate, and on May 19, 2020, the internet decided to give marshmallows their moment in the spotlight. With 13 online mentions, it's safe to say that people were absolutely excited about this delectable treat.

But where did marshmallows come from? Did they just magically appear in a cloud of sugar and happiness? Not quite!

Marshmallows have a long history that dates back to Ancient Egypt. They were originally made from the sap of the marshmallow plant mixed with honey. The resulting concoction was enjoyed by pharaohs and used medicinally in the treatment of coughs and sore throats. Talk about a tasty remedy!

Over the centuries, the recipe for marshmallows evolved, and it wasn't until the 19th century that the familiar marshmallow texture we know and love today was created. The addition of gelatin and egg whites transformed these sweet treats into the fluffy pillows we can't resist.

Celebrating National Marshmallow Day

Now that you know a bit about the history of marshmallows, it's time to dive into the delicious ways to celebrate National Marshmallow Day. Here are a few ideas to kickstart your marshmallow-filled adventure:

  1. Toasty Marshmallow Delights: Gather around a crackling campfire or fire pit with your loved ones and toast some marshmallows. Whether you prefer them golden brown or charred to perfection, savoring this gooey delight is a timeless tradition.
  2. Marshmallow Games: Put a twist on classic sports games and organize a marshmallow-themed tournament. From marshmallow relay races to marshmallow target practice, the possibilities are endless. Just be sure to clean up the mess afterwards!
  3. Marshmallow Fondue: Dip marshmallows into a warm pot of melted chocolate or caramel for a decadent treat. Get creative with different toppings like crushed nuts, sprinkles, or even finely grated orange zest for an extra zing of flavor.

No matter how you choose to celebrate, National Marshmallow Day is all about indulging in the sugary sweetness and creating joyful memories with your loved ones.

Did You Know?

In 1954, the marshmallow-loving creator of the Marshmallow Fluff, Archibald Query, sold the rights of his Fluffernutter sandwich idea to Durkee-Mower Inc. for the sum of $500. Little did he know that his creation would become a lunchtime staple and a beloved childhood treat for generations to come!

Did you know?

In 1954, the creator of Marshmallow Fluff sold the rights of his Fluffernutter sandwich idea for $500.


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First identified

18th September 2015

Most mentioned on

19th May 2020

Total mentions


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