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Marsh&Mallow – Decadent Gourmet Marshmallows

9 Nov

FullSizeRender (1)Here at ILiveInEastVan.com we love featuring local East Van businesses and makers. Today we’d like to introduce you to Marsh&Mallow which is the brain child of Carly Bloch.  As the name eludes, Marsh&Mallow makes handmade gourmet marshallows in some amazing decadent flavours.  Added bonus is that they are gluten free.  Carly admits her first attempt at making handmade marshmallows “was an epic fail”. Through trial and error though she has truly mastered the process.  Carly has a career in finance, but needed a creative outlet and loved creating sweet treats and has turned Marsh&Mallow into a successful side business. We hear the special orders are flying in.  And for those itching to place their order, you can purchase Marsh&Mallow through her online store which sets out all the delicious flavours. You will also find her marshmallows in gift baskets being offered by local businesses such as Wantful Gifts and By Broken Arrow. Carly is working on some retail distribution locations and you will soon see her marshmallows in Much & Little on Main Street. But Carly is sticking with her core values which is producing small batches which allows her continue to source products and locally whenever possible.

If you are wondering what her most popular flavour is. We hear it’s her Signature Salted Caramel marshmallow. Carly says “Each batch starts with classic vanilla marshmallows, then salted caramel sauce is swirled right in. The salted caramel sauce is made in house and is the perfect balance of dark and sultry caramelized sugar which is transformed into creamy rich caramel, finished with pink Himalayan sea salt.”   That said, this is one of her best sellers along with Raspberry and Classic Baileys and Cream.  For a limited time during the holiday season, you can order Holiday Mint Chocolate which is a “squishy cool mint marshmallows coated in premium cocoa powder are drizzled with dark chocolate ganache and crushed candy cane.” Sounds like a piece of heaven to us. Prices start at $15.00 per bag for 6 large marshmallows. Personally, we think these would a unique hostess gift this holiday season. We’re just saying. We invite you to check out her online store at Marsh&Mallow.

You will also find Carly’s delicious offerings at this year’s Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre in SE Vancouver on Sunday, December 6th and 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We sure to stop by and say hi and try a sample.

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By Broken Arrow – An East Van Gifter

20 Oct

ByBrokenArrowFloralWe love featuring local businesses and with the gift giving season soon approaching, we would like to introduce you to a great East Van business – By Broken Arrow.   Sami Wall is the creative talent behind this business that creates beautiful gift boxes packed with local product much of it from East Van.  Sami is a self described ‘mompreneur’ who started her business 1 ½ years ago. Wanting to work from home to be there for her young children, she came up with the idea and created a gift box for a friend. She posted a photo of the gift box on Instagram and a business was born. Sami’s background is in interior design and home staging which shows in her gift boxes. We, of course, love that they are packed with local East Van products. Some of the businesses she features in her gift boxes include East Van Jam, Candid Confectioner, Fable Naturals, Marsh & Mallow and Noble & Co. to name a few. Many of her gift boxes include fresh flowers from the Flower Factory on Main Street.  The gift boxes can be customized for wedding or baby showers, birthdays, house warming or that the foodie in your life. All you need to do is give Sami a bit of background information on the recipient and she’ll put together the perfect gift box.   If you wish to order a gift box from By Broken Arrow, the lead time is 2 days, but Sami can accommodate some rush orders.  Shipping is a flat rate of $25. We invite you to check these elegant gift boxes that make the perfect gift and at the same time support local. UPDATE: By Broken Arrow now offering online shop featuring some of the great items by local makers. We invite you to check what some of our local makers have to offer.

Photo Credit: By Broken Arrow



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