Marshmallow is the main ingredient in clouds, which explains why a single slice of sticky cumulous nimbus can contain upward of 10,000 trapped tinkerbells. Harvest the skies with today's Groupon: for $28, you get the Too Sweet Gift Set from 240Sweet (a $52 value). The gift set includes four chef's-choice bags of marshmallows, one bag of hot chocolate mix, and one "I love marshmallows" mug. Shipping is included as well.
Marshmallow mastermind and Indiana Artisan inductee Alexa Lemley never settles for less than local or organic when concocting her award-winning gourmet marshmallows. The online treat shop offers more than 70 handcrafted marshmallow options ranging from seasonal chai spice and best-seller salty caramel twist, to more classic interpretations such as very vanilla bean. 240Sweet concoctions are made with Michigan beet sugar, Ohio glucose, Indiana cornstarch, and house-blended vanilla extract sourced from organic Tahitian beans. The carefully crafted snacks are genetically designed to satisfy sweet teeth with an absolute avalanche of pillowy powder puffs.
- Renditions like Chai Spice, Cranberry with Grand Marnier, Sweet and Salty Caramel, and Chocolate-Chocolate Chip (which has Hershey’s cocoa and embedded chocolate chips) are not your standard campfire treats. – Indianapolis Monthly
- 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows come in a staggering variety of flavors, from Very Vanilla Bean to a lovely Roasted Pineapple to Salty Caramel (this was the best of the five flavors I tried). If you demand more adventure in your marshmallows, these are people after your own heart, and you can try the Beef, Chicken, or Thai Chili. No, I’m not making those up. – Stephanie Zonis, Goodlifer
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Chef Alexa Lemley’s gourmet marshmallows were never supposed to be sold. The thoughtful Chef prepared these sweet, inventively flavored cubes as gifts for 240sweet Artisan Foodworks’s original catering clientele, but they quickly became a customer favorite.
Today, Chef Lemley keeps up with demand by gathering quality local and organic ingredients to craft small batches of her inventively flavored gourmet marshmallows. She combines Michigan beet sugar, Ohio glucose, and Indiana cornstarch and whisks everything together into dense, fluffy cubes, which she then flavors with handmade vanilla extract.
She has developed a line of creative, standard flavors such as Hoosier strawberry, maple and brown sugar, and coffee chocolate chip. Additional flavors rotate in celebration of monthly events, including the Dirty Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day and Love Stinks! for Valentine’s Day. Each individual treat is sold in thoughtful, minimalistic packaging: a clear plastic bag tied with a ribbon. 240Sweet also provides online recipes for other sweet treats, including popcorn balls and salty s’mores, and it runs marshmallow-making classes where patrons can combine their own unique flavor combinations or make a life-size marshmallow snowman.