What got you interested in marshmallows?
I didn’t use to like the pink and white marshmallows in the shop. So, I thought there was no chance I would eat marshmallows when making them. Once perfected, I now have to taste every single batch of Grown Up Marshmallows!
When did you first make marshmallows?
I first made marshmallows as a treat for my students in the classroom who made a significant effort.
How was your first attempt at making marshmallows?
My first attempt was poles apart from the alchemy that developed Grown Up Marshmallows.
How and from where do you source your ingredients?
My ingredients are either home grown organically or ethically sourced as locally as possible to consider my green food miles.
Anything you are particularly proud of about your products?
I am particularly proud of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s reaction when she sampled my Grown Up Marshmallows and exclaimed. ‘Oh those are delicious!’
What’s your best-selling product?
Summer Fruit and Sicilian Lemon are probably my best selling marshmallows. It’s so difficult to call when everyone has their favourite. Best buy our new Variety box I say, which will be launched at the Exeter Chocolate Festival!
What achievement are you most proud of?
I am most proud of making it this far. It’s been a struggle at times, but I have stuck by my ethics and philosophy of the company that tries to act ‘out of consideration for the planet’ throughout production, provenance or biodegradable packaging.
What are your ambitions for the future?
My ambitions for the future are to perfect the Vegan Marshmallows. I have produced a great tasting vegan marshmallow, but simply cannot produce it on a commercial scale as yet… but I will!
What’s your mission statement?
Grown Up Marshmallows mission statement is ‘…out of consideration for the planet.’ The environment and minimising my impact upon it has been my passion ever since I can remember. I certainly wasn’t going to abandon that when developing my product.
What’s your favourite marshmallow?
My favourite Grown Up Marshmallow is Dipped Chocolate. All that soft vanilla marshmallow dipped in 72% Fair Trade Chocolate is just… so yum!
You can buy Janet’s delicious marshmallows at the Exeter Chocolate Festival! But if you can’t wait until then to get your hands on them, you can buy online by clicking here.