Vegan 101: Marshmallows

This edition of C’est La Video takes us to the Angeles National Forest for a vegan s’mores filled camping trip, which means it’s the perfect time to talk about vegan marshmallows!  It might seem strange to think that something like a marshmallow wouldn’t be vegan, but they normally contain gelatin, which is far from being even vegetarian.  Behold, this tasty quote from wikipedia -

“Gelatin is a protein produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the boiled bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals such as domesticated cattle, pigs, and horses.”
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Thankfully there are some really delicious gelatin-free marshmallow options out there from company’s like Suzanne’s Specialties, Chicago Soydairy and Sweet & Sara, which you’ll see me talk about in the video.  If you don’t believe me when I tell you that they taste even better than their non-vegan counterparts (or if you already love them), I’m thrilled to tell you that now you’ll have a chance to try them yourself!
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Thanks to the generosity of Chicago Soy Dairy and Sweet & Sara, four lucky readers (yes, FOUR!) are going to win some tasty treats!  Here’s are the prize details — 2 winners will each win two bags of Dandies from Chicago Soydairy.  1 winner will win Sweet & Sara vanilla marshmallows and a peanut butter s’more, and another winner will get a Sweet & Sara  sampler pack and a plain s’more.  Yum!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment here by Wednesday September 8th and I’ll randomly select four winners to ship the products to.  If you want to double your chances to will all four prizes, “like” C’est La Vegan on facebook and leave us a comment that you have.  You can triple your chances by following C’est La Vegan on twitter as well.  (If you already follow us on facebook or twitter, just mention that in your comment).  And if you want to increase your chances to win Dandies, “Like” the Chicago Soy Dairy facebook page and mention in your comment that you did.
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UPDATE – The winners have been picked using a random number generator app for the iPhone.  I’ve already sent them all emails, but wanted to announce the names here as well.  Without further ado…
  • The Sweet & Sara vanilla marshmallows and a peanut butter s’more go to Allison, who commented “I follow you on Twitter, like you on Facebook, and also like Chicago Soy Dairy (and Sweet & Sara, for that matter!) on Facebook :)
  • The Sweet & Sara  sampler pack and a plain s’more go to theegglesstort, who commented “I would LOVE to have some vegan marshamallows!!  I follow on twitter and liked you and Chicago Soy Dairy on Facebook as well :)
  • 2 bags of Dandies go to Grace, who commented “I love Dandies and I like Chicago Soy Dairy on Facebook and now I like C’est la Vegan as well. Sweet & Sara marshmallows aren’t bad either, but Dandies are a better value.”
  • 2 bags of Dandies go to Sarah Beth, who commented “Vegan smores would be better if I could find a good gluten free graham cracker.”
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113 Responses to “Vegan 101: Marshmallows”

  1. yummm!!! i have been vegan for only a little over a month and would LOVE to try some of these!!!

  2. Love the video. Oh gosh I want vegan marshmallows!

  3. I want some vegan smores! I follow you on twitter, and like you and chicago soy dairy on facebook!

  4. The Sweet and Sara marshmallows are better than any non-vegan/vegetarian marshmallows on the market! I can’t keep them in the house because my kids want them as snacks! :)

  5. I love Sweet & Sarah’s everything and Dandie’s are quite yummy too. I promise they will go to very good use : ) and of course I am a fan of both pages on Facebook.

  6. oooh, those all sound wonderful. I follow you on Facebook and Twitter!

  7. Because of dandies, my love for smores has been rekindled!! I follow both pages on facebook!

  8. As a medical doctor I am doing my best to help patients convert to a plant-based diet for their health (and of course the animals and the planet, but I find people are far more open to hearing about the health benefits, and rather defensive about the ethical reasons). This special treat would allow them to still feel like they are a part of a summer tradition so I will definitely share it. Plus I will be on the lookout for these tast treats for my vegan family. Thank you!

  9. I absolutely love marshmallows, thank you so so much for this video!! I’m going over to like your page on facebook now, I can’t wait for future posts!

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