Luxury Marshmallows from Belinda Clarke:
As Oscar Wilde famously once said ‘I can resist anything except temptation.’
So, when Belinda Clarke offered me a selection of her handmade fresh marshmallows to try, although I initially intended to pass them on to one of the team to review, somehow I was quickly persuaded that actually they were very low calorie and really not in the least bit bad for someone who is supposed to be trying to diet.
In fairness, the natural vanilla bag has just 234 calories, so while it’s a little naughty and certainly not something you can indulge in if you are on a fast day as part of 5:2, one or two marshmallows along with your morning coffee isn’t so terrible. That’s what I’m trying to convince myself anyway…
I was sent a few bags to sample, including the ‘slimline’ natural vanilla and a delicious salted caramel. And, they were so different to the marshmallows of my childhood, those vivid pink and white fluffy things which taste of artificial sweeteners and flavourings . These taste sophisticated, delicate and horribly moreish. It’s just as well each packet is under 300 calories, because in my own personal experience, once a bag is opened it just needs to be finished.
Belinda Clark, the confectioner behind Mellow Mallow handmade marshmallows only uses high-quality natural ingredients. And the results really show through – these are delicious grown-up treats that would make excellent petit fours after a posh dinner party or treats for afternoon tea.
I’m delighted that I have three boxes of marshmallows and hot chocolate spoons to give away – each worth around £23. So, three lucky London-Unattached readers will receive a box containing:
1 bag (85g) Coconut Marshmallow
1 bag (85g) Vanilla Marshmallow
1 bag (85g) Salted Caramel Marshmallow
1 bag (85g) Raspberry Marshmallow
2 deluxe Dark Hot Chocolates (individual servings on a wooden spoon)
2 deluxe Milk Hot Chocolates (individual servings on a wooden spoon)
Each set is worth approx £23 so the winners are in for a real treat. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is comment below and let me know what flavours are in the Best Seller Selection? You’ll find the answer here: www.belindaclark.co.uk/shop.php