Stale Marshmallows Got You Down? Here’s How to Close Your Bag Properly to Prevent That from Happening

published Jun 23, 2022
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Picture this: It’s a warm summer night, and you and your friends are gathered around the campfire. The s’mores are roasting; the summer breeze is keeping you cool. The fire chars the fluffy marshmallow. Soon, your mouth begins to water as you see the Hershey’s chocolate melt onto the graham cracker. After all the anticipation, you take a bite and discover the marshmallow is stale. Immediately, a sense of disappointment takes over.

Admit it, we’ve all been there at least once. And while it may seem as if there’s no way to avoid this heartbreaking moment, what if I told you that this didn’t have to happen? Well, Meghan Splawn, co-host of the Didn’t I Just Feed You podcast, has a kitchen hack so simple, you’ll wonder how you never thought of it before. 

Credit: Nina Elder

When it’s time to open a bag of marshmallows, most of us tear into it by cutting one of the corners so we can quickly pour them into our hot chocolate or directly into our mouths. According to Meghan, however, this method makes it difficult to reseal the bag — which results in the marshmallows going stale prematurely.

Instead, try cutting a U-shape on the side of the bag so it’s shaped like a grocery bag. Then, it’ll become easier to stick your hand in the bag and grab a marshmallow or two. And when you’re done, treat it like a plastic grocery bag, take the two tabs on end and tie them together into a tight bow. This tip will keep them fresher longer. 

Credit: Nina Elder

Looking for more simple life hacks? Check out these other mind-blowing tips like how you’re really supposed to open a ketchup packet or how to open freezer pops without scissors.