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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114 Responses to “Vegan 101: Marshmallows”

  1. It’s probably a good thing that I can’t buy vegan marshmallows locally, as I’d be eating them everyday!

    I’m following you on twitter (I’m @TzipporahLiba) and facebook–I “like” Chicago Soy Dairy on facebook as well.

  2. Mmm…Vegan Smores!! Gotta love it.

  3. Yea! I love this contest! I am now following you on twitter and I liked Chicago Soy Dairy on my Facebook page (marcia schmidt)and I also liked C’est La Vegan on facebook. I have tried Sweet and Sara’s vegan marshmallows and they are delicious! I haven’t tried Dandies but I would love too! Thanks!

  4. I love Sweet & Sara’s vegan marshmallows. They don’t sell them in AZ where I live so I order and have them shipped to me. They are so delicious.

  5. Stephanie Delabat 31. Aug, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I liked Chicago Soydairy & C’est La Vegan on FB and am following C’est La Vegan on Twitter. Thank you for hosting this giveaway :) I’m so glad vegan marshmallows are out there, I just can’t find any in local stores!

  6. Yum! I’d really love to try these!

  7. Lisa Ferguson 31. Aug, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I like C’est La Vegan on facebook! I just like like” C’est La Vegan in general

  8. I have not been able to try vegan marshmallows yet because they stopped carrying them at the Whole Foods location near me!! Love all the video blog!

  9. I love Sweet and Sara!

  10. I would love to try these because they look fabulous but no one sells them in my town, actually I have to drive 45 minutes just to go to a natural food store and buy most products. How sad! I have liked C’est La Vegan on Facebook and Twitter too!

  11. Comment! I love me some vegan marshmallows!

  12. I’m already craving autumn and the idea of s’mores makes me want it to come that much more! Campfires here I come :) Oh, and I already have the Chicago Soy Dairy facebook page “liked”

  13. I’ve never tried vegan marshmallows because I’m too poor to afford them on my low budget but I love the video you made about it. I bet it made everybody who watched it want to go camp. By the way, I liked you C’est La Vegan on Facebook. =)

  14. OH I love Sweet & Sara s. I would love to be included in the drawing

  15. I tried them once and they are so amazing! Would love to win some more.

  16. I’m dreaming of rice krispie treats! “Liked” C’est La V & CSD on Facebook, and I follow you on twitter.

  17. Great job! Now I want a s’more soooo bad!

  18. I didn’t even LIKE marshmallows before I went vegan…but vegan marshmallows changed my life.

  19. Maggie Muggins 01. Sep, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Canada’s not THAT far, is it? :) I love me some Sweet n Sara, I’ve only gotten to try them once but the husband has been pestering me to order more ever since.

  20. I love marshmallows but have never had an opportunity to try them since becoming a vegan. This is the first i have ever heard of vegan marshmallows and i would love to receive a sample! Pick me….no….seriously…..pick me!!!!

  21. I follow you on Twitter, like you on Facebook, and also like Chicago Soy Dairy (and Sweet & Sara, for that matter!) on Facebook :)

  22. Nom nom nom! I’ve been dying to try these marshmallows! I know it’s a random drawing, but maybe my birthday this weekend gives me an edge? LOL!

    xoxo,
    LJ

  23. More nom nom nom! I just “liked” your fb fan page! :)

    xoxo,
    LJ

  24. Just found out about these and I’m dying to try them! Joining Twitter pages right now :)

  25. This is so great! I would love to win any of these! :)

    I ‘like’ C’est La Vegan on Facebook and I follow you on Twitter (I’m @newveganing). Yay!

  26. I love vegan s’mores!

  27. I liked C’est La Vegan on FB

  28. I already like Chicago Soy Dairy on FB.

  29. I LOVE vegan marshmallows. They taste WAY better than traditional ones!

  30. I “like” C’est La Vegan on facebook!

  31. Mmmmm my husband would love me forever if I won him these! =D

  32. #2 – Added you on Twitter!

  33. Hello!
    I followed all the 3 steps,
    facebook fan and twitter follower on c’est la vie and also facebook fan of chigaco soy..

    and promoted your contest on my blog: http://ow.ly/2yDb6

    =) xoxo Diana

  34. AH! Vegan marshmellows! I’ve been looking for a good substitute forever!! I have liked you on both Facebook and Twitter! :)

  35. I’m like one of the other people who commented here – I didn’t even like marshmallows that much until I went vegan. I think there’s something about knowing you can’t have them, that makes them so much more alluring. The vegan variety sure scratches that it.

    I took all 3 steps: c’est la vie FB fan and twitter follower and FB fan of chigaco soy.

  36. double me up… i liked you on FB too! thank you! can’t wait for my treats ;)

  37. I love smores!!!
    I also liked you on facebook. :o )

  38. Oh my god, so I absolutely adore these marshmallows. I’ve only gotten the chance to have them once, but it was on a camping trip and my boyfriend and I revelled in the fact that we could have s’mores once again! So delish.

    : )

    P.S. I’ve got some really great recipes I’ve been wanting to try that involve these Sweet & Sara’s.

  39. Ooo vegan marshmallow, I’ve never had them before, because I do not live near any whole foods markets. I really enjoy your videos. Will you be posting recipe videos too?

  40. I “liked” C’est La Vegan on facebook!

  41. Done~! Would love to try some vegan marshmallow!! they look yum!

  42. Thanks, Jennifer! I do plan to eventually post recipe videos in addition to the Vegan 101 series.

  43. Oh, this is excellent. I have been looking for vegetarian marshmallows or recipes but have read many comments how many were not successful. I am glad there are ready made vegetarian options!

  44. Denise Mamishian 02. Sep, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I would love to try vegan smores!

  45. I’ve never had those Sweet & Sara’s marshmallows! I so want to try them now. And oh Dandies are my favorite!

    I already like you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter as well. (@sweetthecynic)

    Love these videos, they’re awesome!

  46. I love anything with marshmallow!

  47. 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.

  48. I would LOVE to have some vegan marshamallows!!

    I follow on twitter and liked you and Chicago Soy Dairy on Facebook as well :)

  49. Smores! Oh man, I wantses. :)

  50. Vegan smores would be better if I could find a good gluten free graham cracker.

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