1. They Put the Charm in Lucky Charms
There is no question. Childhood would be impoverished without the AM sugar high, after-school pick-me-up, or pre-bedtime nightcap perfection of fluorescent Lucky Charm happiness. Whether you swear by the marshmallows first, marshmallows last, or combo-bite strategy, no other cereal experience quite compares.
3. Relive the Saturday morning glory.
4. They Help Us Probe the Human Mind
So irresistible are the fluffy confections that scientists have been using this “pièce de résistance” in studies about willpower in the 1960s. Can’t resist that cloud of goodness calling out your name for fifteen minutes? It’s ok. Neither could 70% of 4-year-olds tested. We are all slaves to the marshmallow!
5. They Make Ideal Chemistry Models: Marshmallows = Polymer Components in Plastics
6. Marshmallows Demonstrate Boyle’s Law
400 Marshmallows Expand and Deflate in a Vacuum
7. They Transform Cocktails Into Dessert
1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka (or vanilla, whipped cream or cake flavored vodka)
1/2 ounce Godiva chocolate liqueur
1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
3/4 ounce cream/half and half
chocolate syrup or hot fudge
graham cracker crumbs
vanilla frosting for glass rimming
8. Boozy Yum
Chocolate Smores Martini
10. And if the drunchies set in…
There are more where that came from.
12. S’mores. Kumbaya. Yes.
13. Marshmallows (like Mozz Sticks) are AMERICA.
14. …but also infinitely versatile
17. Ooey and oh so gooey…
Toasted Marshmallow S’Mores Bars
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake…sip and savor or gulp til it’s gone.
The age-old question: does a fluffernutter count as lunch? It is a sandwich, after all…
21. If not lunchable, then at least launchable!
President Obama gets in on the launch action with Joey Hudy’s “Extreme Marshmallow Cannon” at the White House Science Fair. This kid is clearly a genius. Tax dollars for Science Education FTW.
22. Marshmallows Allow for Important Cultural Commentary
Brad and Peepalina
As if Downton Abbey could get any more delicious, behold Peeton Abbey.
25. And finally, they love you.
How can you resist?