This year instead of trying to have our own Christmas, and spend time with extended family all in one day, we decided to change our plans up a bit. We invited my parents and siblings to our home for Christmas Eve. We had planned games, and socializing, but the boys ended up working on our kitchen remodel most of the morning and afternoon.
One thing that was on the list to do, and we made sure to do, was have a Hot Chocolate Bar. We set a pan of water on the stove to warm. As people wanted they could grab a cup, and make some warm cocoa! The part that really made our Hot Chocolate Bar perfect were the Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows.
I had never heard of gourmet marshmallows until Plush Puffs. Plush Puffs makes many different varieties, and we were lucky enough to try some of my favorite flavors!
Peppi-mint, Simply Smores, Toasty Coconut, and one of the limited edition flavors Gingerbread Spice.
Peppi-mint was by far my favorite for our hot chocolate. One marshmallow added just a touch of peppermint flavor to my cocoa. I'd imagine these would be pretty good in rice crispies as well!
Simple Smores was wonderful just on it's own! With a mixture of chocolate and graham crackers inside the marshmallow, it was like eating a smore without needing a fire. In the very near future though I plan on tossing one of these on a graham cracker. I can only imagine the taste enhancing every bite of those delicious camping treats we all love.
Toasty Coconut was not one I particular liked. I've never been a big fan of coconuts though. My mom on the other hand, enjoys coconut. So at the end of our Christmas Eve festivities, I sent the leftover Toasty Coconuts with her. Definitely a treat for her!
Gingerbread Spice also tasted very good in the hot cocoa. The scent it gave off though, really made it more like the holidays. Instead of smelling sawdust from our remodeling, it smelled like I had been baking all day like most people were. I could've held my cup of hot cocoa with the Gingerbread Spice the rest of the evening just sniffing it.
One other thing I noticed about the majority of Plush Puffs is that they are Gluten Free. They're labeled well for anyone that needs this information quickly. With some of my cousins recently being diagnosed with Celiac's I was thrilled to see these labels easily visable. These marshmallows will be accompanying me to any more parties we may go to this year. I know for sure I'll be adding them to my New Years Eve cup of cocoa! You can purchase Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows on their website PlushPuffs.com or see their list by state of where you can buy these locally.
*I was provided with a sampling of Plush Puffs for my honest review. All opinions here are my own, and were not influenced by any compensation.