Friday, February 18, 2011

240Sweet Gourmet Artisan Marshmellows Review and Giveaway!




To say I have a sweet tooth is an understatement.  I absolutely love anything with sugar in it! So when I came across 240Sweet's website and saw their selection of gourmet marshmallows I knew right then I had to try them!  And it didn't help to see yummy flavors like "Chocolate Chocolate Swirl, Turtle and Blackberry Twist!"  If you're looking to try a new and unique taste experience try out their "Beef, Chocolate Chipolte or Sweet Potato and Ginger" flavors!  These Artisan Marshmallows are amazingly delicious and I think everyone should try at least one!




Tell me more about 240sweet!
Alright, if you insist!  According to their press release, "240sweet, located in Columbus, Indiana, is the brand name of artisan treats created by Chef Alexa Lemley and Samantha Aulick.  The 240sweet name is best known for their award winning gourmet marshmallows. In January 2011, a cover story for Specialty Food Magazine noteed 240sweet Artisan Marshmallows in a "round up of products that incorporate these leading trends" for the coming year in confections : use of citrus and fall flavors during 2010.  240sweet Artisan Marshmallows are crafted in small batches using only local, all natural, organic ingredients. Chef Alexa uses Indiana cornstarch, Ohio glucose and Michigan beet sugar to make these delicious treats.  Unlike mass produced sweets, 240sweet uses real foods instead of flavorings.  Currently, Chef Alexa makes over 100 different types of her award winning puffs.  Each month they have a featured flavor, February's is Raspberry Chocolate Chip! Mmmm!  They also have a Marshmallow of the Month Club for those of you that just can't get enough of these.  Check out the recipe section for directions on making some amazing sweet treats.


So what did I think?
You really can't go wrong when it comes to sweets!  I admit I've never been much of a marshmallow person but these were different somehow.  They were rich and perfect.  I was given three flavors of their gourmet marshmallows to try, Lemonade, Chocolate Chip Coconut and Salted Caramel.  I really didn't expect the Lemonade one to be as scrumptous as it was!  My son ate those up within a couple days.  I shared the Chocolate Chip Coconut with my mother, who is a coconut and marshmallow freak and she couldn't get enough and my fiance wouldn't even share the Salted Caramel with me!  I was very impressed with how quickly I received my shipment and how delicious everything was!  
Pros: Absolutely perfect for sugar cravings!  They come in so many different flavors, it's hard to pick just one!  They also feature a mocha crisped rice treat that is to die for!
Cons: Not something you could binge on and eat all at once. (Not that that is a con per say)  I found that some flavors were too rich to even eat one entire marshmallow.  Some flavors like meat and sweet potato don't seem very appetizing to me, but of course that's my opinion.  They may very well be the tastiest marshmallows they carry but I don't think i'll ever find that out for myself. 


Where can you find these delicious treats?
If you happen to live in Indiana or Ohio there are a couple places you can visit to pick up your very own Artisan Marshmallow.  In Indiana you can visit the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Bloomingfoods in Bloomington, Ashley's Gift Baskets in Beech Grove and many others.  For other locations you can visit this area of the site.  In Ohio, you can purchase them at Katzinger's Delicatessen in Columbus.  Anywhere else you can simply visit their website, 240sweet.  Here you can place an order, find those recipes I mentioned before or just read through their flavors.  They also participate in a lot of fun local events in their area including the Indy Winter Farmer's Market in February and March 2011.  

Want to try some for FREE?
How would you like to win a free $15 Gift Certificate to try out any of 240sweet's amazing delicacies?  Well here's how!
MANDATORY ENTRY (must be completed or extra entries don't count): Visit the 240sweet website and tell me what flavor you'd LOVE to try.      

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59 comments:

  1. One of each Please .... but if I had to pick one it would be Praline.

    Karen
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  2. I would have to pick the lychee one.

    I like 240Sweet and you on facebook.

    I'm following 240Sweet on twitter.

    I'm following you on google friend connect and networked blogs.

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    I shared this on twitter. http://twitter.com/kurosagi_chan/status/38815402595196928

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  3. Salty Caramel Twist

    Omg there is so many cool ones.

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  4. Bacon, Maple and Toffee
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  5. I like 240Sweet On FB
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  6. "Like" Shopaholic Mommy's Must Haves on Facebook
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  7. i Follow Shopaholic Mommy via Google Friend Connect
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  8. I Follow Shopaholic Mommy via Networked Blogs
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  9. i Share this giveaway on FB
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  10. I think I'd most like to try the peanut butter and jelly.

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  11. I like you on facebook as michele malone.

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  12. The bananas foster sounds yummy.

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  13. I would like to try Chocolate Swirl.
    austma7@aol.com

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  14. the caramel swirl sounds scrumptious

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  15. I would love to try the Praline.

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  16. The Salted Caramel twist sounds lovely.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  17. I want Chocolate Chocolate Swirl

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  18. Coffee Chocolate Chip would be my pick.

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  19. I'd love to try the Bacon, Maple and Toffee! Oh my!

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  20. I follow via GFC.

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  21. Neat!! I think the fruit ones would be good,i like the Passion Fruit,Cherry and the Strawberry Daiquiri. Aw,the chicken and beef flavors could be for the doggies :)

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  22. 240sweet Twitter follower @gkstratos

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  23. I'd love to try the Nutella Swirl flavor!!
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  24. I like you on Facebook as Addison Kat
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  25. following you via GFC
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  26. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/AddieLuke/status/42316024305033217
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  27. i would love to try the Caramel Swirl: Ribbons of handmade caramel swirled through a Very Vanilla Bean puff
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  28. I'd like Snickerlicious

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  29. GFC follower (greenup06)

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  30. Chocolate Caramel would be my flavor of choice!

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  31. I'd love to try the caramel swirl

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  32. id like to try the Toffee and Chocolate Chip
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  33. Bacon, Maple and Toffee sounds interesting.

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  34. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  35. Fantastic...one of my biggest gripes about mass produced marshmallows is the inclusion of blue dyes in their ingredients. Why???

    I'd love to try all of these, but Nutella sounds especially yummy!

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  36. I follow via GFC! :o)

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  37. Pumpkin Pie sounds really good!
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  38. i would love to try the Cookies and Cream: All natural O’s atop our Very Vanilla Bean puff. Note: not gluten free
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  39. Oh my, what amazing flavors! I would love to try the Turtle.

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  40. Do I have to pick one? Banana's Foster, Cookies & Cream, S'mores, and even Cherry Limeade. And as a southerner, I would love to try the Sweet Tea one for authenticity. =)

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  41. One???? Cookies and cream please!!!
    Diane Baum
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  42. I would love to try Chocolate Swirl. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  43. I would like to try the chocolate swirl.(I found that one, then I saw the note above mine.)
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  44. I liked them on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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  45. I follow them on twitter(donnak4)
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  46. I follow you on GFC.
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  47. I follow you on networked blogs.
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  48. I liked you on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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  49. like 240sweet on facebook as Addison Kat
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  50. following 240sweet on twitter @AddieLuke
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  51. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/AddieLuke/status/42758979956387840
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  52. Turtle sounds great


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  53. I like you on FB


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  54. I "Like" 240sweet on Facebook
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