Mallo Madness: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marshmallows and Mallo Cups

Marshmallow fun facts

Sticky, sweet, delicious, and the perfect companion to chocolate, the marshmallow has a strong and interesting history. We all love the delicious sugary treat, but how much do you really know about the marshmallow, or our elusive Mallo Cup for that matter? We’re proud to present you, 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marshmallows and Mallo Cups:

  1. Marshmallows grow from the sweet sap of the Mallow plant.
  2. The marshmallow is known by such because the mallow plant grows in salty marshes near large bodies of water.
  3. Ancient Egyptians used the mallow root for making candy for their Gods, nobility and Pharoahs over 2000 years ago. People have been enjoying the deliciousness of marshmallow candy for centuries! If only they were able to try a Mallo Cup!
  4. The Romans and the ancient Greek believed mallow sap cured sore throats and other ailments.
  5. During the 15th and 16th centuries, marshmallow liquids were given as treatments for toothaches, coughs, sore throats, indigestion, and other ailments.
  6. The French started using the mallow plant for candy during the 1800’s and less for medicinal purposes. The French discovered that cooking and whipping mallow sap with egg whites and corn syrup created the marshmallow we know and enjoy today.
  7. In the 1900s Marshmallow was sold as penny candy in tiny collectible tins.
  8. During the early 1900s the Boyer Brothers became interested in experimenting with marshmallow. After several failed attempts of covering marshmallow in chocolate, their mother suggested putting it in a paper cup, with only a cup cake holder available, the Boyer Brother improvised and hence the Mallo Cup was born.
  9. The Mallo Cup was the very first cup candy in America.
  10. The Mallo Cup has always been and continues to be made in the USA using the original Boyer Brother’s recipe.

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