Hammond’s Caramel Covered Marshmallow aka Mitchell Sweet

January 4th, 2008 by Rosa

I’d never heard of Hammond’s until I picked up their Caramel Covered Marshmallow (BUY!), which they call Mitchell Sweets, at The Candy Store. I kind of wish I’d spent my money on something else, though to be fair to The Candy Store, I realize now in hindsight that one of the proprietor’s had gently tried to turn me towards a different caramel. But I, of See’s Scotchmallow loving backing, could not be dissuaded from the caramel/marshmallow combination.

The marshmallow turned out to have a terrible texture. It was spongy, it was tough, and it was too chewy in a hard gummy way, not in a nice sticky way. It also tasted of nothing but blandness; no vanilla, no toasted marshmallow tinge.

The caramel was sweet, with a lingering butter flavor. The Mitchell Sweet came wrappe in wax paper, and the caramel was so sticky that it stuck to the wrapper. I wish the caramel were more burnt or had some sort of redeeming flavor qualities, but alas, none were to be found.

I give the Mitchell Sweet an O for it’s terrible texture and blandly sweet taste. Cybele from Candy Blog liked them, though, so to each her own. I much prefer the See’s scotch kiss (#19), with it’s duskier caramel and it’s fluffy marshmallow. The scotch kiss is frighteningly addictive, whereas I’m okay with never eating another Mitchell Sweet again.

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5 responses about “Hammond’s Caramel Covered Marshmallow aka Mitchell Sweet”

  1. DAVID KLEIN said:

    HELLO….WE JUST STARTED MAKING THESE.. THEY ARE THE BEST I HAVE EVER TASTED…SORRY MOTHER SEES….WHERE CAN I SEND YOU A SAMPLE? DAVID……..LOVE YOUR ARTICLES

  2. Marshal said:

    My favorite marshmallows come fromTuccell, a company located in Massachusetts. I’m going to suggest that they try making a carmel covered marshmallow. It looks like a winner.

  3. Andrew Jackson said:

    i like to fry marshmallow in an open fire, they taste really great.“,

  4. Laura said:

    I think Rosa is absolutely crazy. The Mitchell Sweets marshmallow caramels are outstanding. Being a homemade marshmallow I love the chewier texture. I am a true marshmallow lover and think these top the charts. Yes, See’s does have a great product but these compare nicely. Thanks for making them!!

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