Whole Foods Sampling Dates!

Whole Foods Plush Puffs

We’re excited to again be working with our friends at deMOOing to do some sampling events at a handful of Southern California area Whole Foods. We do this to encourage purchase at these Whole Foods which carry our products and to spread some marshmallow love. If you’re in the area, we would love to see you and feed you 🙂

11/9 Whole Foods El Segundo 12:00pm-3:00pm
11/11 Whole Foods West LA 12:00pm-3:00pm
11/15 Whole Foods Santa Monica 12:00pm-3:00pm

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Customer Feedback – Gorgeously Decorated Giant Marshmallow Birthday Cake

Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes us happier then when we get emails from happy customers. This was a very special story and we’re thrilled that our customer gave us permission to share it and her photos with you:

Thank you SO much for making a little girl the happiest! My daughter Kenzie was born with a rare disorder and can’t eat any foods that have fat in them. We’ve become very good at making her substitutions for foods so she can eat happily but there is one thing Kenzie has never had… A birthday cake. We never were able to find a fat free cake that looks and tastes normal. When I heard about your giant marshmallow “cakes” I got so excited! We decorated it and this morning, on Kenzie’s 6th birthday we surprised Kenzie with her very first birthday cake! You just made a little girl the happiest birthday girl in the world and for that her parents are very thankful! Thank you so much!!!

Wow. Her first birthday cake. Ever. We are so honored to be part of such a very special day for this family.

And they did an AMAZING job decorating the cake! A beautiful treat for a luck little girl. Happy, happy birthday Kenzie!

Giant Marshmallow Cake Decorated

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Hot Cocoa Cake with Toasted Marshmallows for National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Hot chocolate cake with toasted marshmallows

How about that vintage Plush Puffs logo, huh?

 

How in the world have I never done this?! It’s so darn easy, pretty tasty and the perfect match for some toasty gourmet marshmallows – especially when you’re craving hot cocoa but it’s 102 degrees outside.

Click here for the very easy directions on how to make a chocolate cake in a mug. Not only that, this recipe uses regular hot cocoa mix to make this chocolate cake. It literally couldn’t be easier. The recipe calls for self rising flour, which I didn’t have. So I used this recipe for homemade self rising flour as a substitute and it worked like a dream.

 

The batter, made with hot cocoa mix, self rising flour, an egg and veggie oil. That's it!

The batter, made with hot cocoa mix, self rising flour, an egg and veggie oil. That’s it!

 

The cake recipe says to microwave the cake for 3 minutes. In my microwave, 2 minutes is best. It makes for a just barely undercooked, moist cake. I topped the cake with 2 Vanilla Granola Chip Plush Puffs and then slightly toasted them with a kitchen torch. You could also lightly toast them using a fork or skewer over a gas stove and then put them on the cake. The marshmallows melt the rest of the way into the warm cake.

Any flavor Plush Puffs would work great with this mild chocolate cake, but I think Vanilla Bean or Toasty Coconut are best – simple and perfect.

Eat your hot cocoa and marshmallows on this National Toasted Marshmallow day!

Hot chocolate cake with toasted marshmallows

Eat your hot cocoa!

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S’mores Themed Party!

A customer of ours, Rosie, is have a S’mores Themed Engagement party featuring Plush Puffs! Woo hoo! She shared some of the signs she created to decorate her s’mores table. The signs include some very creative s’mores recipes that we will definitely try out and feature her on our blog. Let us know if Rosie’s s’mores party has inspired you!

 S'mores Table Sign smores table

The S’mores recipe sign that Rosie put on her s’mores station at the party

S'more recipe idea sign for s'more party

And here’s a close up of the s’mores recipe ideas:

S'more recipe idea sign for s'more party

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Plush Puffs is Growing!

Lots of exciting things are happening at Plush Puffs, most of which you will know about later this year. But what it means is that we are growing – we’re growing our production facility and we’re growing our team of marshmallow-makers. Here are a few behind the scene photos:

The amazing Keith training new Plush Puffs team members

The amazing Keith training new Plush Puffs team members. Glad to have everyone on board!

 

Shiny new floors

Shiny new floors

New door leading to additional warehouse space.

In progress, a new door leading to additional warehouse space.

 

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Time for some homemade pasta sauce

What happens when you have a nice selection of home grown garden tomatoes and fresh herbs? You make sauce of course!

Home grown organic tomatoes

Going to make my favorite, simple tomato sauce for pasta. It’s basically the idea of “burst tomato” sauce, where you cook cherry tomatoes in hot olive oil and garlic until they burst. Season and serve! But I have a picky 5-year-old to feed and while she LOVES tomatoes (especially the ones from her own garden), she doesn’t like to eat the cooked tomatoes with skin. But the skin has all the fiber and lots of nutrients (and because our tomatoes are organic, no pesticides!). So after the tomatoes have burst, I add a little vegetable stock and puree. With this selection of tomatoes, the sauce turned out a beautiful orange-yellow. I added the al dente pasta (in this case, shells because that’s what I had in the cupboard) and the pasta and sauce are becoming one.

I will serve with ribbons of basil and shaved parmigiano reggiano cheese. If you keep the tomatoes whole instead of pureeing, then you could add some soft mozzarella cheese and make it a caprese pasta.

Sorry I don’t have an “after” photo. The family got super hungry and the pasta has been gobbled up!

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Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is just around the corner. I absolutely love this holiday. To me, it’s all about family and friends enjoying each others company, appreciating the best aspects of this country and really taking the time to enjoy a nice day. Oh, and yummy food too!

Red, white & blue desserts are a tradition on Independence Day so here are some patriotic s’mores to whet your patriotism. Make them gourmet with Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows. Use any of the mostly white ones to keep the color theme (such as Toasty Coconut, Vanilla Bean, Caramel Swirl, or Vanilla Granola Chip). In the first one, I used Vanilla Granola Chip because the chocolate is built right into the s’more and the granola adds a nutty flavor.

red, white & blue s'more

Patriotic s’more with Plush Puffs Vanilla Granola Chip Marshmallows, red and blue sugar cookies, and red, white, and blue sprinkles

Red white and blue s'more, 4th of july smore

Plush Puffs Gourmet Toasty Coconut Marshmallows with graham crackers, milk chocolate, fresh blueberries & strawberries. Also, Plush Puffs Gourmet Vanilla Bean Marshmallows with red & blue M&Ms

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Maple Bacon is Back! And Another Limited Edition Special Batch Flavor

Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows Special Batches

Our popular and DELICIOUS Maple Bacon marshmallows are back for a very limited time. AND we’re introducing a new flavor, Vanilla Granola Chocolate Chip. Both flavors are available ONLINE ONLY for $7.49. We’re going to do ONE batch of each only and they’re gone when they’re gone. They will be ready to ship on 4/20.

Click the links below to order!

Maple Bacon Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows

Vanilla Granola Chocolate Chip

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American Chocolate Week (Third Week of March)

Great news chocolate lovers! It’s American Chocolate Week! This fabulous week falls on the third week of March every year, giving us the excuse to eat chocolate in between Valentine’s chocolates and Easter chocolates. Hmmm, seems like there is no time where we are not compelled to eat chocolate. Not that I’m complaining of course.

There are a million ways to enjoy chocolate, but may we suggest that you enjoy your chocolate with marshmallowy goodness involved? Here are some ideas:

Toasty coconut marshmallow top chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream topped with a roasted Toasty Coconut Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallow

 

Chocolate fondue with Caramel Swirl Plush Puffs

Chocolate fondue with Caramel Swirl Plush Puffs

 

Hot Cocoa with Plush Puffs MugTopper

Hot Cocoa with Plush Puffs MugTopper

 

Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge

 

A super chocolatey s'more made with chocolate, cookies, and Chocolate Chipetta Plush Puffs Marshmallows

A super chocolatey s’more made with chocolate, cookies, and Chocolate Chipetta Plush Puffs Marshmallows

 

Chocolate Chipetta Plush Puffs Marshmallows

Or just snack on some chocolatey Chocolate Chipetta marshmallows straight from the box!

 

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Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows Discount Code for Easter 2013

Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows Easter 2013 Discount Code

Enter EASTERMALLOW2013 at checkout to get 20% off all online orders of $20 or more. Offer ends 3/25/2013, which is also the last day to order to get your marshmallows in time for Easter.

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