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ehBeth
 
Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 05:43 pm
why don't marshmallows taste sweet while you're eating them - but leave a sweet, cloying taste/feeling in your mouth?

I just had one for the first time in <cough> 20 years <cough> and I'd forgotten about the not sweet now / sweet later phenomenon.

Is there science behind this?
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Cletus Cook
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 05:45 pm
@ehBeth,
You must have rogue taste buds. A marshmallow in my mouth is sweet from the inception.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 06:00 pm
@ehBeth,
I agree with Cletus, they taste like powdery sugar mush the minute they hit my tongue.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 06:03 pm
@rosborne979,
nope - no powder, no sugar taste, definitely not mushy - spongy maybe but these superfresh ones (out of a smores kit) are quite firm, not mushy

maybe it's the part of my mouth/palate they touch first that makes them not taste sweet ... did I burn out the sweet receptors at the front? I know they're all over but if it doesn't touch all over


(obsessing about marshmallows in Toronto)
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Thu 5 Oct, 2017 06:23 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
(obsessing about marshmallows in Toronto)


Well if your going to obsess about marshmallows, Toronto is the place to do it!
(Awesome city)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 6 Oct, 2017 06:06 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

I agree with Cletus, they taste like powdery sugar mush the minute they hit my tongue.

Thirding the powdery sugar part of the marshmallow equation. It's not necessarily powder sugar texture but that's the closest and easiest comparison to what it actually is.

Marshmallows are sweet adjacent. But than again, I have a sweet tooth.
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centrox
 
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Reply Fri 6 Oct, 2017 10:42 am
From childhood to now, I have always seen marshmallows as a kind of fraud. They promise much but deliver little. I would not say the same about (say) meringues, but maybe that's just me.

ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 6 Oct, 2017 10:54 am
@centrox,
now meringues

those hard ones

https://www.motherearthnews.com/-/media/Images/MEN/Editorial/Blogs/Real-Food/Meringue-Cookies/MeringueCookies_Fotolia_3782761_SubL_300x234.jpg

no

but meringue - like the top of lemon meringue pie

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/lemon-meringue-pie-horiz-b-1600.jpg

yes

the hard ones are too sweet
the soft burnt topping isn't - but I tend to like my burnt sugars almost bitter

https://munchies-images.vice.com/wp_upload/how-to-lemon-meringue-pie-4.jpg?crop=0.8421052631578947xw:1xh;center,center&resize=1050:*


and and

best ice cream

Éd's Burnt Marshmallow - they had it at the Suzuki Butterfly Parade the other week - so good

http://ahappyfooddance.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/toasted-marshmallow-ice-cream-3.jpg
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kenmiller
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2019 07:24 am
@ehBeth,
Marshmallows are my favorite and its taste is just yum.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2019 08:18 am
@kenmiller,
kenmiller wrote:

Marshmallows are my favorite and its taste is just yum.

Have you considered writing an epic romance novel? You have such a way with words.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2019 10:00 am
@tsarstepan,
And you've got a way with genres.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2019 10:53 am
@izzythepush,
I'm thinking with Gone with the Marshmallow Wind.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 16 May, 2019 11:08 am
@tsarstepan,
What about Marshmallow Unbound on the Orient Express?
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kenmiller
 
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Reply Fri 17 May, 2019 06:21 am
@tsarstepan,
I haven't considered yet, but your reaction is motivating me now Lollzzz
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