I used to really hate marshmallows....maybe hate's not the right word. I guess I just didn't find them an all to necessary condiment, especially in relation to hot chocolate. To me hot chocolate was nice enough with out it. Well a couple weeks back while the kids were up watching the Toy Show, I made hot chocolate for us. Everyone was having marshmallows in theirs so as not to be a scrooge I popped a couple into mine too. "Why not I thought...sure it's Christmas!" Boy was I glad I did, nicest mug of hot chocolate ever!! I am a definite convert!