Plymouth Meeting Woman Finds Success with Gourmet Marshmallows Amid Pandemic

Three flavors of Malvern Road Marshmallows treats.
Images via Malvern Road Marshmallows.

Dana Hermann, a Plymouth Meeting native, found some comfort from what was going on around her when the pandemic started in gourmet marshmallows, writes Mary English for The Pottstown Mercury.

Cookies & Creame Malvern Road Marshmallows treats.
Delicious flavors abound at Malvern Road Marshmallows.

When the delicacies turned out to be a hit with her family, she realized she could make them herself for less money than she was paying at the local store.

So this fun treat shop was born about a year ago, with Malvern Road Marshmallows.

Hermann, who works as a dental hygienist, is planning to keep her hobby of Malvern Road Marshmallows as a side job. “I’m not looking to turn this into a second career or make a financial killing,” she said.

Still, she has no issues finding buyers for her treats, especially now she has expanded her flavor profiles beyond her initial trials with plain and peppermint.

“Salted caramel was the first one that actually had a filling, and it’s still my frontrunner,” said Hermann. “Cookies ‘n cream has been a real hit, and s’mores is also very popular.”

Her Hanukkah- and Christmas-themed marshmallows were especially popular as gifts, as well as Valentine’s Day-themed heart-shaped lollipops crusted with red, pink, and white sprinkles.

The newest additions include gluten-free chocolate chip cookie marshmallow sandwiches, among many others. They are Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies with their signature vanilla-flavored marshmallows sandwiched between 2 scratch-made chocolate chip cookies, and they are sold by the ½ dozen.

Read more about Malvern Road Marshmallows in The Pottstown Mercury.