What is it with food manufacturers these days? Marshmallows are being marketed as some kind of …
… diet food?!
Here is picture of a packet of the little fluffy pillows that we bought yesterday.
Can you see what it says there? “Hospitality Marshmallows – a fat free food.”
What it doesn’t say is that these bite-sized delights of fat-free tastiness are, in fact, packed to the brim with sugar! Or ’empty calories’ as our teachers at school taught us. They have no fat and no protein but they certainly pack a sugary punch!
Sugars include corn syrup (oh, the horror!), sugar, starch (don’t they use that to make collars stiff?), a bit of tetrasodium and some blue colouring (BLUE? Is that how they make these things so sparkly white?) to top the whole thing off.
Mmm… so that’s what makes them so inflammable, and so delicious, when you roast them over a fire….
Now – if you’re not looking – I think I’ll just have another one.