Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marshmallow Making at 240Sweet

One of the best parts about blogging for Visit Indiana over the last couple of years has been the opportunity to explore some lesser-known attractions and activities around the state. I'm always on the lookout for fun outing ideas, especially those that are a little off the beaten path. Wouldn't you know, I have found a great one just a few minutes from my house in Columbus.

Tucked away behind my favorite little grocer in town, Double Oak Farms, is where you'll find 240Sweet. And despite their non-descript location at the back of a parking lot, inside they're producing one of the world's best marshmallows (anything that gets both Oprah and Martha Stewart's approval certainly deserves a shot at that title).

One of the coolest things about 240Sweet is that while their marshmallows are delicious and quite unlike the bland bag of puffs you might be used to eating on your hot chocolate or around the campfire, they are very much willing to share their secrets. I got to take a marshmallow making class there a few weeks ago, and put together this video for Visit Indiana:

The video was just nominated for a Candi award. How fun!

Naturally, I had someone very willing to sample what I made in the class when I got home.

I'll be writing more about my class at 240Sweet for the Columbus Visitor's Center, so stay tuned!

This post is a part of Wanderfood Wednesday at Wanderlust & Lipstick.