Friday, 29 May 2015

Me & My Sweet Tooth.


My word of the week is Marshmallow (although it probably should be sweets but I love any excuse to use the word marshmallow!)

I have a sweet tooth, have done since I was very young, I blame my Dad for this (sorry Dad I know you're always getting the blame for everything!). Sweets conjure up some lovely childhood memories for me, bizarrely one of my earliest memories is my Dad picking me up from nursery or pre-school (I think) and we would walk home past the little newsagent and he would treat to  me a 10p mix, this was actually the time when you would get 10 sweets for a penny each, seriously how retro is that! I guess that's probably where my love of all things sweet stems from.


I honestly don't think you can beat a traditional sweet shop, the jars of jewelled, rainbow coloured delights, the glorious smell that wafts around you as you try to decide what sweets to choose and the little paper bag that gently rustles as you pick your sweets out to enjoy. Just fabulous. It brings out that child like quality that we possess. In fact I love the concept of a sweet shop so much that for our wedding I knew I wanted everyone else to experience that childhood delight of a pick n mix so had a company come and do it for us. A-ma-zing and  alot of fun!



Shopping for Alfie's party last week and frantically throwing loads of sweets in the trolley was great, but I do have a little confession to make, the marshmallow's that I chucked in , yeah those, they never made it to the buffet table. My bad. 

Surprisingly marshmallow's aren't  really my favourite sweet but there's  something about them that I love, they draw me to them, they're hypnotic (honest, I'm not just trying to convince myself of this!). I don't whether it's the soft, squidgy exterior that draws me in or the soft pastel colours that appeal to my girly side or simply just the aroma when you open the bag, whatever it is these little beauts give me alot of satisfaction and put a smile on my face . A couple of these pillows of sugary loveliness give me the sugar hit that I desire. Now I sound like I'm making love to a marshmallow..........


I am of course very aware that my love of all things sweet should not rub off on Alfie,and although he is allowed sweets they are restricted to 1 or 2 a day and it's on my terms! I'm not one to stop him having sweets completely as I think in moderation it's fine.  This can sometimes be problematic if I want to have a cheeky sweet, I can sometimes be found in our cupboard under the stairs with the door shut having a nibble on a marshmallow, this is the truth!! I have been busted before by Alfie who then asks what I'm doing! I'm aware this makes me sound a tad loopy and I'm not often found hidden away in the cupboard like some sort of a mad woman, promise!!

You know the other thing I love about these little pretties, they are so versatile! Use them in hot chocolate, bake with them, melt them or just enjoy them in their simplest form. Melted marshmallows make me go a little weak at the knee, that crispy exterior with the oozy, melty middle, oh my god. I've even made my own which taste incredible, you can see the recipe I used here. The humble marshmallow really is a little gem. 

With the weather being as cold and dreary as it has been I think marshmallows do a fabulous job of cheering everything up and Appleton Sweets have a mallows as well as a wide variety of other sweeties to turn that frown upside down, also with Valentine's just around the corner now is a great time to have a nosey at what they have on offer.


So if anyone wants a marshmallow I'm your lady, there is always some available in this household! 

What is your sweet treat? Anyone else a mallow fan like me?

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54 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of marshmallows myself.. but I did smile at your picture of the old fashioned sweet shop. I love those places :) I remember a 10p mix meant you got 10 sweets.. more if there were half penny chews.. now I'm showing my age LOL!

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    1. You can't beat a traditional sweetshop that's for sure, ohh the smell!! :-) X

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  2. Your pictures are pretty. I'm loving your buffet table. I blame my dad for the exact same thing. I have memories of when I was really young with home treating / bribing me with sweets and now I love my sugar! My pick would always be chocolate! K x

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    1. Thanks so much, the buffet table was so good everyone absolutely loved it! x

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  3. This has made me laugh - you really love marshmallows, don't you?! I like chocolate, preferably with nuts in it, and I am partial to Skittles, too. Oh, now you have me wanting a bag of Skittles! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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    1. Haha glad to make you laugh, I really do LOVE marshmallows :-D I like Skittles too mind you hehe X

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  4. I have a major sweet tooth, and for me anything with fudge on it gets me!

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  5. Marshmallow is a good word. I am not a massive fan of the actual sweet unless it is toasted over a fire then it turns into something amazing! x

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    1. Totally with you on the toasted thing too, amazing.

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  6. That sweetshop looks heavenly and marshmallows are a big favourite here.

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  7. ooohhhhh marshmallows I love them I just love sweets hehe x

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    1. Hehe me too Angela, far too much of a sweet tooth! x

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  8. I love this entire post on sweets! Ace! You do sound like you are making love to a marshmallow a bit. haha. I love the smell when you open the bag too xxx #wotw

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  9. Amazing pictures! I have a huge sweet tooth and love all sweets! #WotW

    Rachel xx

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  10. I'm not a marshmallow fan, but love a good pick 'n' mix! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. Ahh you can't beat pick 'n' mix!! I still miss the Woolworths selection X

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  11. I like looking at marshmallows more than I like eating them! The twisted ones are so pretty. I used to love buying penny chews (as we called them) :-) #WotW

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    1. They are very pretty to look at that's true :-) x

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  12. Ohh now I really really want to each some marshmallows.. YUM!

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  13. I love mallows! Its my confort food and I love the fact that its got no fats (okay a lot of sugar) ... we have so many variants in my country and I was sad that they are different here but I am seeing stuff I love at supermarkets now. Have you seen the massive ones they are selling at Tesco? Its £4 but they are so big! Needless to say I am obsessed with them too. #wotw

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    1. Yes!! A fellow mallow fan, nice to meet you hehe. I have seen the massive ones they really are big! xx

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  14. Oh I'm with you on this! I just love picking them up and squashing them, and they feel so yummy in your mouth, but then...yeh you feel icky haha!

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    1. Yup, I can only every have about 3 then I've had my sugar fix haha x

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  15. Oh, funny marshmallows are the things that are always left in our house - neither me or the children are big fans. However the photos in the sweet shop look so appealing and so homely don't they?
    Glad you're indulging your passion!
    #WoTW

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  16. Haha I love marshmallows they all look so yummy thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  17. Oh wow look at all those sweets. I love marshmallows on hot chocolate!

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    1. Me too, when they go all gooey and stuff, nom X

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  18. I love toasted marshmallows, but not so keen on "raw" ones.

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  19. oh how lovely, i do love marshmallows and never knew they came in other colours

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    1. Ohh they come in so many gorgeous colours, that's what makes them so appealing :-) x

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  20. That shop looks amazing - not sure I would ever want to leave

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  21. That shop looks like heaven! I'm also a huge fan of marshmallows! You just cant go wrong with them!

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  22. I absolutely love marshmallows but as I'm veggie can't have them :( I really miss them and those photos are a little bit of torture!!

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  23. love marshmallows too, especially flumps! I also have a sweet tooth that i blame my dad for :) The buffet looks great! I need to try to make my own marshmallows x #WotW

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  24. oh wow for some reason marshmallows make me gag! .. i so wish i liked them my sister loved em as a kid

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  25. I do love marshmallows and am loving the look of that sweet shop too!

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  26. love that last shot, such vibrant colours! I've never been able to eat them as I'm veggie but I've heard they do make veggie ones somewhere so will have to hunt them down x

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  27. Lovely photos - I am not a huge fan of marshmallows but I love the word!! Kaz x

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  28. I love old-style sweeties in jars, and I do like marshmallows #blokpodcomp

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