after competition was over, we took the bean to a pretty forgettable spot for sushi dinner. well, she was perfectly satisfied with it - which is all that really matters anyway, right? but we definitely made up for a mediocre dinner with a pretty fantastic dessert stop that took us a little out of our way. totally worth it.
knowing very well how much i love all things marshmallow, the old lady had shown me an instagram account for a place called toasted mallow. they do custom s'mores and milkshakes using fresh ingredients and housemade marshmallows in all kinds of flavors. and of course, it was nowhere near home - more like gilbert, arizona. but when the hub pulled up yelp while we were finishing dinner, i was pretty stoked to find it on the list of recommended places. 15 miles away from where we were, but he's always such a good sport in indulging my shenanigans. and so about 20 minutes later, we were pulling up here:
it was pretty empty when we walked in, but there was a lady working behind the counter and the most delicious smell that greeted us as soon as we stepped inside.
the wall on one side was lined with shelves stacked with various flavors of marshmallows to take home, along with some fun layered treats in a jar.
at the counter, you could also pick out gourmet marshmallow pies and pops.
the s'mores menu was pretty extensive, along with a "build your own" option.
i knew the bean would be more interested in a frozen treat, and there were plenty of those to choose from too.
i opted for the butterfinger s'mores, but asked for chocolate marshmallows in place of the peanut butter ones. she was happy to make the switch and piled them into a graham cracker bowl before torching the tops to make them all melty and gooey. then she topped that with peanut butter sauce, chocolate ganache, butterfinger bits and threw in a couple of mini peanut butter cups for good measure.
we got about halfway through it before i was really sweet-ed out. but man, was it good:
as for the bean, she went with the frozen hot chocolate - basically a chocolate shake with hot chocolate mix whipped in and then topped with marshmallow fluff.
they had a couple of cute shirts for sale too, which we spied on the way out. they'd gotten a lot busier since we came in, but still took the time to wave and thank us for coming in.
the shelf stable items are available for purchase from their website, and we definitely walked out with a bag full of treats to take home and share with the old lady and her special friend. if you happen to be in the area and are looking for something sweet, definitely go here. so good, and super friendly! i wish they had one at home. i could use one of those s'mores right now. mmmmmm.