What gives candy marshmallows their name?
- Candy inventor Dr. Joseph Marsh
- The sound made during the puffing process
- The town where marshmallows were created
- The "marsh mallow" plant originally used in production
Marshmallows can be traced thousands of years back to ancient Egypt, when the sap of a certain swamp-dwelling mallow plant paired well with honey to become a sweet treat. Due to its association with the plant, it's not surprising where the candy would get its name. However, marshmallows as we know them today would not appear until 1948. Source: Rocky Mountain Marshmallows, Bravo TV