PHOTOS: Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet marshmallows are the latest melt-in-your-mouth treat.

Gourmet Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
Gourmet Marshmallows
No longer reserved for campfires, marshmallows have become a gourmet industry of their own -- a $132 million industry at that. The industry has grown 7.4 percent through July, compared with the same period in 2006, according to ACNielsen. Kraft debuted flavored marshmallows, Pete's Gourmet Confections sells "artisan" marshmallows and Whole Foods offers organic marshmallows.

Plush Puffs Gourmet has a whole line of gourmet marshmallows, shown at left, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors to its products. (Courtesy of Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows)

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