Food of the Seventies, Marshmellows In A Box

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I remember MARSHMELLOWS that came in a BOX. They were much firmer and sugar'er than the jet=puffed ones in stores today. they were much, much better.
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AK - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Yup, these were Campfire brand and I loved them too. I don't believe they make them anymore.
karen chastain - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I would love to h ave just one marshmellow from the 60's-they came in a box with tissue paper between the layers are had powdered sugar dusted on top. Nothing today compares.
JET - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I think they were called Campfire "Old Fashioned" marshmallows, and, yep, they were great. If you make homemade marshmallows (not really that difficult), they will taste pretty similar.
janyce lukowski - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi, We are sitting around the campfire drinking margaritas, singing songs, sharing stories and sharing marshmellow recollections as well as toasting marshmallows. Two of us remember the Campfire marshmallows in a box. Lois being from the midwest has no recollection of these wonderful treats. Ann and I cannot remember if there were 6 or 8 marshmallows in each layer. We thought that if we could find a picture of the box on the internet that it would jog Lois's memory. So if anyone has a picture and has the skill to download it to this site we would appreciate it. Actually any information would be great. Now we are off for another margarita. Thanks for listening. Janyce
dennis k - October 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I cannot remember the brand name of the marshmallows we used, but I believe there were two layers of 8 marshmallows per box, the box being a bit larger than kitchen match box. I think the box was wrapped in a blue and white wax paper with a layer of paper seperating the two layers. They were smaller than todays marshmallow, and a bit crustier (is that a word?), but this may have been due to them drying out a bit and going stale, kind of like bread being exposed to air. The powdery surface may have been the residue from cornstarch, which confectioners use to keep candy from sticking. Anyway, the old marshmallows always seemed a bit more exotic and were a special treat for us kids, more so than todays giant plastic pillow we have to settle for. Glad to hear some people remember them, too. I miss them. Dennis
Susan P - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Campfire marshmallows in a box. My grandmother used to have them at her house...this was in the early-mid 70's. I thought there were 4 to a box and I remember them tasting so much better (firmer) than the mushy ones in the packages today. I like to make them stale (peeps too!) and believe I am trying to recreate that special treat from my childhood.
Mike D. - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Campfire marshmallows that came in different colors and flavors in a box, and that was in 1953 or 1954. There were eight in a layer, two layers in the box separated by waxpaper. The marshmallows were indeed smaller than today's, sweeter, firmer, and tastier, especially the flavored ones. I'd love to find those great marshmallows today!
Randy H. - February 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes, I agree. The old time marshmallows were much better than today's jet puffed. I remember when they came out with the jet puffed type and that is about the time I stopped eating them. Wish we could have the marshmallows of old.
felicia - June 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I too remember Campfire marshmallow in a box. I miss them. This is why I let my marshmallows get a little stale before I eat them.
judi - July 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I found a bag of giant Campfire marshmallos at a local store. They tasted like the original ones that came in a box.
Linda - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone know if you can still buy the Campfire brand in a box?
Cindi - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
WOW! I am so glad there are others that remember Campfire boxed marshmallow! Everyone that I have asked looks at me as if I'm crazy..... I have wonderful childhood memories of them and would buy out the store if I ever found them again!!!!
Roger Lodger - April 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Here's what I definitely recall: a wrapped package of four (4) boxes of marshmallows, each box wrapped in a waxy paper, holding what, about a dozen marshmallows each? (hazy on number) But I definitely recall four boxes packaged together.
Melissa - July 16, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember those campfire marshmallows in the cardboard trays, so yummy. My daughter just purchased vegan marshmallows from Trader Joe's and guess what? I had a flashback to those old marshmallows, a slight crust, a dusting of powdered sugar (or cornstarch) and a yummy vanilla flavor. I can't get enough. If you are nostalgic you may want to try these.
LEROI - September 09, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember they came in a box and were firm. Other cheaper ones came in a plastic bag and were soft and had a mushy gooey texture in your mouth and worse yet had a chemical taste. The Campfire in the box were sealed and you soon found out why. They would go stale quickly, get hard. But when fresh were fantastic. Had a little powder sugar on them also I think. those I could eat and enjoy, but I don't like Marshmallows in a bag.
Bob - November 03, 2016 - Report this comment
Check out E Bay. Several sellers have empty Campfire Marshmallow boxes for sale.
Dave - December 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember the old Campfire marshmallows in the little box. They were AWESOME. I'd love to be able to get some...
Kaylie - May 31, 2017 - Report this comment
So I inherited my great grandmothers handwritten recipe book. It's pretty old and falling apart so i would like to transfer it to a new book. When i came across her recipe for Marshmellow fudge I thought she just didn't know how to spell marshmallow until I read "boxes" of marshmellows. So for the sake of accurately updating this recipe can anyone tell me how many ounces were in a "box" of "marshmellows"?
Katie - October 31, 2017 - Report this comment
These were to only ones we used to roast over the campfire in the ‘60’s! They were the best
Melody - April 14, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember the Campfire Marshmallows in the box. They were so much better than the ones you buy. How I would love to have a box of those. I’ve looked every where on the internet but no luck! ☹️
jp - July 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember them. I think three small boxes wrapped in paper with 16 marshmallows to a box, eight stacked on eight with a paper between layer. I'm 72 and remember them from Scout camp and camping with family. So glad someone else remembers as I don't think people believe it when I speak of them. link to photo:
cmf - October 18, 2018 - Report this comment
Wouldn't you give anything for a box of Campfire marshmallows - maybe they would make them once a year for two weeks - people don't understand - they had a different taste compared to todays air puffed marshmallows - I crave the taste -
Denise - November 09, 2018 - Report this comment
Loved them! They were so dense almost like they had a taffy-like quality while still being a marshmallow. We used to do this gross thing only kids would do where we would sort knead the marshmallow between our fingers for several minutes, sort of like a taffy pull, until it turned into marshmallow taffy. Lord knows we didn’t bother to wash our hands either before or after. Ha ha. Delish!!

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