Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year

Adriene Hill Dec 25, 2015
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Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year

Adriene Hill Dec 25, 2015
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This final note on the way out today. A Christmas song I don’t hear that often, and one of my very favorites: “Marshmallow World,” sung here by Darlene Love.

According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year. On their website — for what it’s worth — the trade group points out that that’s the same weight as 1,286 gray whales.

And what do we pay for 1,286 gray whales worth of marshmallows a year? $125 million.

Sounds like a Marshmallow World to me.

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