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Photo of the Day: Marshmallows on Fire

Posted 25 September, 2008 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, Photography)

Caramelizing marshmallows over an open flame is a popular American tradition. Once the marshmallow's exterior has browned and is slightly crispy, the inside has melted and become gooey. This heated confection is either eaten as is, or combined with chocolate and sandwiched by graham crackers to form the campfire delight known as s'mores. Unfortunately, marshmallows are quite flammable and, once it starts to burn, it not all that good to eat. Here, a lit marshmallow is being used to light another.
Marshmallows On Fire
Handheld, 1/30 sec at f/2.8 on ISO 1600, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

2 comments to Photo of the Day: Marshmallows on Fire

MoosePhysh, September 25th, 2008 at 7:04 pm:

  • I happen to like burnt marshmallows. They are too good (cancerous) to eat. I like to set fire to the outermost layer, blow it out, eat the charred part, and repeat. Except the inside normally melts after the second time and either your marshmallow falls into the fire or it slides down your stick leaving a trail of goo.

Michael Chu, September 25th, 2008 at 10:22 pm:

  • Sliding down the stick is a real problem. You've got to quickly tilt the stick so the super hot sugar doesn't plop onto your hand like sweet napalm.