Saturday, March 5, 2011

Marshmallow Fluff.

Seven thirty in the morning and I'm out, in shirt sleeves, with Wilf by my side. Nothing to disturb the silence bar the pigeons on the church tower and three happily clucking chickens
grubbing around the base of the war memorial. The sky roseate in the morning sun. One of those mornings which whispers ' summers nearly here '.

Home to find the shutters open and duvets hanging from every window. Madame Bay is ' airing ' the house. This is being done to Radio Nostalgie and the jaunty lyrics of ' I never promised you a rose garden '. The sort of tune that , once you hear it, has you humming it all day long. Madame Bay doesn't know the words to the song but that doesn't stop here from singing along enthusiastically. " Ey nahvah romis tyew bose gah-haddin ".

Off with Wilf to the supermarket to escape the hullabaloo. Pick up a strawberry flan for lunch. Ten minutes in the wine section unearths a 2005 Margaux. . On the way out spot the 'Great Britain' display. HP sauce, pot noodles, Dr.Peppers and Heinz baked beans. No wonder the French despair of us. A mysterious product - Marshmallow Fluff. What is it ? Must be American.


  1. As the heading of today's news from Wilfland, I thought it was the colour of the polarbear's coat on a paint chart. The strawberry colour next to it on the shelf rather changed my mind. Must be edible, not necessarily eatable. Probably too much sugar for dogs.

  2. Good choice to go for the strawberry flan rather than the Marshmallow Fluff, I'd say...
    Shirtsleeves at 7:30 am? It's the windproof fleece here.
    Cheers! Gail.

  3. I've never heard of it, but they obviously think we love the stuff as it's next to the teabags!!

    How I envy your shirtsleeves weather. It's still grey skies and barely above freezing here in the UK.

  4. Pot Noodle...Pot bloody that what they think we're all about then!!! . Nasty stuff, can't imagine anyone wanting to eat them myself. Those strawberry flans looked delish Angus. Did you buy the one in the middle that's gone missing from it's display???. Have a lovely weekend. Give Wilf a scratch on his head from me. S x x x

  5. In short sleeves at seven thirty ? that's great ! here in Brittany, which is just 1000 kms far from you, the weather is simply icy with a coooold wind and grey sky. All what i ate.

    May i come for a part of this yummy strawberry flan Angus ? and for a cuddle to my beloved Wilfee ? It will take just 8 hours for coming...

    Enjoy this day, hoping Wilfee will meet his girldogfiend Kelly for some lovely moments.

    AmitiƩs to you Angus and the Font, and bisous to Wilfee.

  6. So, of course, I had to Google Marshmallow Fluff because I wanted to defend us Americans. Which meant that I found and discovered, gulp, yes it is American. Oh well.

  7. Ahh Marshmallow Fluff - I never knew it was strawberry flavored - must the a new item for the foreign markets!

  8. It sounds like you're having a relaxing day Angus!

    Marshmallow Fluff brings back a lot of memories for me! As kids we used to put it in hot chocolate, or mix it with peanut butter and make what is known as a 'Fluffernutter' sandwich--What can I say in my defense other than we were kids and were starving--I wonder how it would taste on the flan? ;-)

  9. Many of our humans grew up eating Fluffernutters!

    Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches!

    In fakht, I'd imagine many of them will get the khraving after seeing the post!


  10. Hey, nothing better than a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich. Never had the strawberry, might be a bit over the top.

  11. Good morning darling Wilf! Your first photo with the green grass gives me hope for our spring coming soon...maybe. Your second photo makes me smile at your smile. Marshmallow Fluff?! Please don't eat it Wilf, I don't think it's real food, stick to coconut ice cream.

  12. Maybe the Great Britain display is some kind of joke? The marshmellow fluff, especially the pink ones, turns my stomach.

    Madame Bay is a comedy show!

    Wonderful walk through morning skies into summertime. I'm jealous.

  13. So funny - seems strange others don't know what Marshmellow Fluff is all about. We Yanks grow up with the stuff. Mostly used to make "fluffanutter" sandwiches or plopped into hot chocolate to melt away. Think of it as "movable" or "liquidish" marshmellows. Have it admit the stuff is so sweet it makes your molars ache. Kids love it! Hugs to Wilfie.

  14. Shirt sleeve weather! Heavenly for you both; too good to be true. Enjoy it now as old man winter will probably fight his way back a few more times.
    Fluff is soft marshmallow, like the inside of one of those childhood snowball cakes. It goes on hot chocolate, is used in fudge, or with Nutella to fill cakes. Lots of folks love it and find it strangely addictive. It shows up on selected shelves throughout the world. Haven't had it in years! (I actually like those Heinz beans [hangs head in shame]).

  15. Lovely to see Vilfee's smile this morning!! And BTW, not all Yanks grew up on marshmellow fluff! (Although I think I would have loved it as a kid...) Enjoy your beautiful weather. We're set for 74F today, but the 50's with rain on Monday...

  16. We use Marshmallow fluff in a few fruit dips and pies. Don't worry, there's nothing good for you in it!

    Now I'll be hearing that song in my head! Thanks!

    Summer's almost here?! We don't even have any green for Spring yet!

  17. Don't look at me. We have Marshmallow Creme.
    Which is most likely the exact same thing.
    I enlarged the photo to look for Horlick's Light Chocolate Malt. No luck.
    But so many beans!

  18. Dad loves peanut butter and fluff sandwiches and our gram has a fudge recipe and it uses fluff in it! We've never had it before. Not fair!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  19. Wilfie: get Angus to buy you some fluff !! It's best with peanut butter on toast, yum. And every once in a while, mom will use it to make fillings for woopie pies (google those). YUM, pure sugar


  20. The cheesecakes look delicious, not sure about the fluff stuff though!

    Hope your weekend is a good one.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  21. it sounds like Wilf has some tasty eating to look forward to. how nice it must be to be outdoors in shirt sleeves.

  22. How come all of your grocery store desserts look so much better than my grocery store desserts?

    You've hit on one of my favorite things to do. I love going to the grocery store when I visit other countries!

  23. We recognised the beans straight off. Flan looks great.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  24. A mysterious product...


    Marshmallow Fluff -- with a big black nose, front and center. Clearly a Product of Poland!

  25. Hate to break it to the French, but Dr. Pepper and Heinz baked beans are also American. Not familiar with Marshmellow Fluff, however.

    Wilf is looking good!

    Jed & Abby

  26. Marshmellow Fluff on top of chocolate ice cream with a liberal dose of chocolate syrup was my all-time favorite sundae as a kid. Yum!

  27. What a sweet blog, beautifully written and your dog Wilf is a cutie. The Great Britain display made me laugh out loud and being a big Francophile and food lover and photgrapher/writer I would certainly have picked up on the humour of the choices the Fench had made re: what we alledgedly like in food. As for Fluff(?) I've never heard of it.

  28. Dr. Pepper was invented in Texas and is WONDERFUL. Marshmellow Fluff makes a wonderful sandwich with peanut butter.(Guess it is American, but you should try it! As should all the French. More to life than fancy food ;) It also has a recipie for the greatest fudge!

  29. Not strawberry fluff. Acck. And we have different brand which called Jet Puff (I think-I am out right now-) and if Wilf likes Peanut butter, he would love a bit of the PB and M. fluff!