First of all they are called marshmellos and not marshmallows like on the package. We just should not say it like we spell it, that’s all. Marshmallow Jerky goes way back, “mallow plant species, a herb native to parts of Europe, North Africa, and Asia which grows in marshes and other damp areas. The plant’s stem and leaves are fleshy, and its white flower has five petals. It is not known exactly when marshmallows were invented, but their history goes back as early as 2000 BCE. Ancient Egyptians were said to be the first to make and use the root of the plant to soothe coughs and sore throats and to heal wounds.” (Wikipedia) That’s way back… mallow and marsh.
Marshmallow Jerky started about the same time when some Egyptian kids started roasting Marshmellos on some Willow sticks over a campfire and they would catch on fire and burn into a little crispy piece of blackened glob: Marshmello Jerky. All the kids decided this was really good to eat and getting them off the sticks often resulted in getting the sticky, gooey Jerky in their hair, on their clothes and on the upholstery and floor mats of their parent’s chariots. This problem even increased when some relatives came to visit from Arabia and taught the kids how to take Graham Crackers with pieces of chocolate and put Marshmello Jerky on them and make little sandwiches. This s’more or less started a family feud.
But the classic Marshmello Jerky has remained popular through history and I saw people as recently as last summer with a fancy pronged wire in each hand making Jerky and little sticky sandwiches. No, really…this is what happened.
“If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you.” Jesus