A board discussion of where the best marshmallows are found in town turned up some interesting options.
• The homemade marshmallows at Sportello are "big fluffy pillowy squares of squish," says Buddernut. They have vanilla and chocolate, both are wonderful.
• South End Formaggio sells high-end French marshmallows; they come in various colors.
• Not exactly marshmallows, but look out for Rice Krispies treats made with browned butter at Petsi's: "It elevates a kiddy snack to a more subtle adult pleasure," according to fantundo.
• Pia speaks up for Walter's Nougat, which is for sale at the checkout stand at Wilson Farms. "The little bite-sized, individually wrapped pieces in particular share a lot of qualities with marshmallows. They have a wonderful marshmallowy vanilla flavor and the bite-sized ones are soft and fluffy," says Pia.
Petsi Pies [North of Boston]
285 Beacon Street, Somerville
Sportello [Fort Point]
348 Congress Street, Boston
South End Formaggio [South End]
268 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
Wilson Farms [North of Boston]
10 Pleasant Street, Lexington