Taste

Prince Harry Reveals He's Never Toasted A Marshmallow

We really can't believe this.
10/24/2017 03:24pm ET | Updated October 24, 2017
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Prince Harry hung out with a group of teens at a U.K. nature reserve on Monday and revealed a personal tidbit that left many baffled.

“I’ve never toasted marshmallows over a campfire. They’re too sweet for me,” Harry told kids in Lancashire, according to People. “But I’ve made campfires and slept under the stars more than I’ve slept in a bed.”

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Harry stood patiently by while the kids roasted ’mallows, his arms crossed.
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This man has apparently never eaten s’mores.

We’re so horrified Harry has missed out on this childhood fave that we just have to make things right.

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That's better.

Of course, we understand why a sweets-averse person might eschew this classic camping treat. Marshmallows used to be made from the root of a marshmallow plant, but nowadays they’re made from gelatin, which is arguably less appetizing and not the best look if you’re vegan or looking to get in on the health benefits of a vegan diet. And overall, ’mallows aren’t healthy: A standard serving contains about a third of the recommended daily allowance for added sugar, which becomes obvious when you watch how Peeps are made. Plus, who would want to take food cues from Ivanka Trump?

However, occasional indulgences are acceptable, and we’ve seen enough tantalizing marshmallow recipes to argue Harry should give them another try. His sister-in-law’s brother does run a speciality ’mallow company, after all.

Here are a few marshmallow treats Harry (and we!) should cook up soon.

1
S’mores Pie
Two Peas Their Pod
Get the S’mores Pie recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
2
Sweet And Salty Guinness Chocolate Pie With Beer Marshmallow Meringue
Sprinkle Bakes
3
S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
Lemon Sugar
Get the S’mores Rice Krispies Treats recipe from Lemon Sugar
4
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
5
Hi-Hat Cupcakes
Lemon Sugar
Get the Hi-Hat Cupcakes recipe from Lemon Sugar
6
Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
7
Thin Mint Chunky Chocolate Brownies
Gluten Free Canteen
Get the Thin Mint Chunky Chocolate Brownies recipe from Gluten Free Canteen
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