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Christmas tastes like peppermint marshmallows

December 21st, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  5 Comments

Sweetness gingerbread snowflake

Somehow, in the last fortnight, I’ve become a marshmallow trafficker. A return trip to Sweetness: The Patisserie in Epping involves four train-changes and I’ve found myself repeating this State-Rail-reliant schedule a few times. (The pay-off is worth battling public transport for.) Today I came back with three gift boxes (a delivery for Will) and more rosewater and guava marshmallows.

Gingerbread snowflakes

The Christmas-centric flavours I’m enjoying the most, though, are the Gingerbread Snowflakes ($4.50 each), a treat that makes you wish a decline in temperature really was so sweet-spiced and well-baked; and the full-punch taste of Peppermint Marshmallows ($6 for six). If you prefer something with flavour that’s turned down a little (but face it, that ‘pow!’ in the mouth is the fun of peppermint), there are also Gingerbread and Brown Sugar and Cinnamon mallows. And, less holiday-ish but just as seasonal, Cherry & Almond options.

So these can a back-up plan, in case you get sick of fruitcake or pudding. Although, I reckon, these sweets could be good enough to headline as Plan A.

Gingerbread snowflakes

Sweetness marshmallows

Sweetness marshmallows

Sweetness The Patisserie, 38 Oxford Street, Epping NSW (02) 9869 3800, (see website for local market locations as well).

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  1. Y says:

    Who would’ve thought marshmallows could bring out the traveller in all of us 🙂

  2. leetranlam says:

    Thanks for your super-speedy comment, Ms Y! Yes, it’s funny, I used to hate travelling that-a-way for uni (back then, a 3-hour round trip!) but now I am quite happy to trainhop in that direction for some lovely artisan sweets.

  3. Katy S says:


    If we were in Sydney for any longer than 36 hours over Christmas I would be shooting out there to try some of these lovelies, but by god, that’s an odd spot.

    I’ll just have to make do with your photos and tales, LTL…

  4. I used to do a 3 hour return trip back in uni days as well! Ahhh, but the lure of good food is something entirely different altogether =) Love the styled gingerbread photos, by the way!

  5. I am happy to assist in delivery to work….I live
    in Epping and frequent Sweetness weekly. The coconut marshmallows are pretty awesome too.

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