9/15/2016 – Marshmallows 2


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Yesterday, we had a Food/Drink question, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL70, MD14) – The chief use of the plant Althaea officinalis is the mucilaginous substance yielded by its roots, which is the traditional basis for a popular confection (though largely replaced today by gum arabic or gelatin). What is the common name of this plant, which is also the name for the confection itself?

Despite having written a Marshmallow post, I had no idea that it came from an actual plant. I am currently 1 for 6 for F/D this season. Oof.

Well, it looks like I’m doing a marshmallow sequel. Enjoy!

1. Just Born, a confection company that also creates Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike, has produced what marshmallow product since 1953, advertised with the slogan “Always in Season”?

2. Pastila, a confection made of squares of pressed fruit paste, and with a consistency similar to marshmallow, is native to which country?

Question 2

3. Produced by Boyer Candies in Altoona, Pennsylvania, name the treat seen here.

Question 3

4. Name the shape and the color of the marshmallow obscured in this photo.

Question 4

5. What popular non-dessert casserole type often features a top layer consisting of marshmallows?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Peeps
2. Russia
3. Mallo Cup
4. Red balloon
5. Sweet potato casserole

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