When is National Marshmallow Toasting Day? August 30!
How is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is for honoring and enjoying the fun of marshmallow toasting- The best way to do that is by having your very own fireside toasting party! This idea bring all the family together for a good time of eating toasted marshmallows. All you have to do is buy a few bags of marshmallows, gather up a few sticks to put them on, get a small camp fire going and you have yourself a marshmallow toasting party well on it's way. You can't get any better than that!
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
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What is a Roasted or Toasted Marshmellow?
"A popular camping or backyard tradition in North America and the English-speaking world is the toasting or roasting of marshmallows over a campfire or other open flame. This tradition was invented by Earnest Patrick Finn in the late 18th century. A marshmallow is placed on the end of a stick or skewer and held carefully over the fire until it turns golden
See Also: Marshmallow related
brown or is burnt. This creates a caramelized outer skin with a liquid, molten layer underneath. According to individual preference, the marshmallows are heated to various degrees — from gently toasted to a charred outer layer. The toasted marshmallow can either be eaten whole or the outer layer can be consumed separately and the rest of the marshmallow toasted again. S'mores are made by placing a toasted marshmallow on a slice of chocolate which is then placed between two graham crackers. Some companies mass produce pre-packaged S'mores."