I love the Asian grocery shops here. They truly are your best bet for stumble-upon items that you haven’t seen anywhere else: Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Crisco. Soy beans in the shells. And…
Courtesy of a big Asian market right near the Centrum stop in den Haag.
It’s “great American” AND it needs a copy editor (for putting the mellow in marshmallow). This was really beyond anything I expected to find, Asian grocery or otherwise.
And since lately my dictionary of choice has been the OED (after the termination of a long, paid relationship with Merriam-Webster Unabridged), here are a couple definitions of marshmallow:
A soft sweet confection made originally from the root of the marshmallow plant and later from albumen, gelatin, sugar, etc.; a small cake of this.
A person who or thing which is insubstantial, superficial, weak, or sentimental.
Who knew? I’d never heard the latter.