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Sweet and Sara: A Bittersweet Tale

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in On The Street | 0 comments

Sweet and Sara: A Bittersweet Tale

Marshmallows: they’re usually a treat to be enjoyed with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, between crunchy graham crackers and ample slabs of almost-melted chocolate, or roasted over an open campfire. But traditional marshmallows contain gelatin, an animal-derived substance that had long prevented vegans like Sara Sohn from enjoying even a single bite of the fluffy confection. “It’s a whole nostalgic thing: the sensation that brings out the kid in all of us,” she said. “Marshmallows are edible bliss; they’re supposed to make you happy. And a lot of people were not happy for a long time because...

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