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Strike anywhere marshmallows

Probably not for eating
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Marshmallows burn nicely, but not on their own...until now.
phoenix, Sep 17 2009

Strike Anywhere matches http://www.thegreat...e=111676&click=2744
[normzone, Sep 18 2009]

The s'more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S'more
For those who don't go camping [blissmiss, Sep 19 2009]

Photo of s'more http://shetypes.fil.../08/smore_large.jpg
yum [blissmiss, Sep 19 2009]

Penn & Teller's 'Marshmallows of Doom' http://www.youtube....watch?v=kUEvDKHsus4
YouTube video. [DrBob, Sep 23 2009]

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man http://en.wikipedia...uft_Marshmallow_Man
Fire 'em up ! [8th of 7, Sep 23 2009]

Sterno http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterno
Wonderful stuff .... [8th of 7, Sep 27 2009]

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       For safety reasons, perhaps they should only ignite against the strike patch on the outside of the packaging.   

       [21 Quest], with respect, there are just some ideas you really ought to stay away from.
tatterdemalion, Sep 17 2009
  

       A mathematician once said, "Don't eat C4 and then get struck by lightning."
sninctown, Sep 17 2009
  

       [+]
FlyingToaster, Sep 17 2009
  

       I'll buy some and I don't even like marshmallows.
po, Sep 18 2009
  

       // Why? Because of who posted it? // No, because some things tend to fly right over your head.
tatterdemalion, Sep 18 2009
  

       Well why don't you enlighten me [tatterdemalion]
zeno, Sep 18 2009
  

       To be fair to [21], I'd quite like to know how it works too.
theleopard, Sep 18 2009
  

       //I'd quite like to know how it works too// I suppose they'd just have a thick coating of Armstrong's Mixture (wikipedia tells me this is a mixture of red phosphorus and potassium chlorate, with a little sulfur and calcium carbonate) - just like a match-head, to promote combustion on "striking". [tatterdemalion] makes a good point about perhaps developing towards a "safety marshmallow" that would only ignite when struck against a specific surface.
zen_tom, Sep 18 2009
  

       Would that be edible? I know it says //probably not for eating//, but then, what's the point?
theleopard, Sep 18 2009
  

       //I know it says //probably not for eating//, but then, what's the point?// That's a statement that's begging to be [marked-for-tagline]...   

       The point is, it's a big bag of highly volatile (potentially explosive) marshmallows.
zen_tom, Sep 18 2009
  

       Marshmallows coated in the same substance as strike anywhere matches. Probably on a stick.   

       How hard was that to work out?
miasere, Sep 18 2009
  

       Since I enjoy it for the humor, but also have a practical bent:
  

       A little stick or crystal of rock candy (crystalized sugar) sticking out one end, with the ignitable mixture on the tip. Once the marshmallow is lit and has burned down a bit, this stick would be easy to break off, and enjoy your nice self toasting marshmallow.
MechE, Sep 18 2009
  

       It could be edible. Potassium or sodium nitrate is edible, as is sugar, and the two together would make a quite nice slow powder.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 18 2009
  

       Great, now I can't carry marshmallows aboard flights.
RayfordSteele, Sep 18 2009
  

       Hmmmm. Marshmallows and real corned beef could be used to make an interesting IED, given some hot water and a coffee filter....
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 18 2009
  

       (I believe strike anywhere matches use glass to give them something to abrate against. If anyone were really interested in eating one, I expect the glass could be replaced with sugar.)   

       (Note that, even if you can't eat the whole thing, you can still eat the uncoated part. I'll leave it to the astute 'baker to decide if the whole exterior should be coated or not)   

       (Useful for starting fires on camping trips, a suitable replacement for a burning bag of dog poo on someone's porch, tips for arrows when sieging a castle or make your pitchfork into a torch)
phoenix, Sep 18 2009
  

       // clade of halfbakers // Is that the proper collective, or is that a taxonomic reference?
tatterdemalion, Sep 18 2009
  

       [theleopard] - Be fair to [21] ?   

       We have tried that.   

       I, for one, welcomed our new fair overlords, but in the end your patience will wear thin, and you'll join the balance of us in trying to find subtle ways to compel him to google unsavory subjects.   

       I thought the "strike anywhere" reference was self-explanatory, and figured anybody who'd grown up with matches would be satisfied.
normzone, Sep 18 2009
  

       You're asking someone called [phoenix] for an explanation of how to make something burn?
egbert, Sep 18 2009
  

       The first time I've encountered the phrase "strike anywhere" was right here, right now.
Ian Tindale, Sep 18 2009
  

       Perhaps it's a USAian thing, [Ian].   

       (link)
normzone, Sep 18 2009
  

       // Can we build in a propulsion system, to make them a lttle more scary? //   

       Yes ...... ooooh YES !   

       [+]
8th of 7, Sep 18 2009
  

       flaming s'mores...yummy.
blissmiss, Sep 18 2009
  

       ?
Ian Tindale, Sep 18 2009
  

       Given how much fun it was to turn strike anywhere matches into projectiles, playing with these marshmallows would be a blast.   

       Self-propelled smores without a campfire. mmm. could we combine this with the jello-shot trebuchet I saw the other day?
Sparkyplugclean, Sep 18 2009
  

       So a marshmallow that works like a swan match, I understood that from the start. There's no joke? No hidden meaning? No language barrier? I'm a litle disapointed.
zeno, Sep 18 2009
  

       Linky for those s'more virgins.
blissmiss, Sep 19 2009
  

       that s'more thing looks awfuk tricky to eat!
po, Sep 19 2009
  

       Goodness me, do I LOVE s'mores!
kaz, Sep 19 2009
  

       Of course, a re-write of the final few minutes of "Ghostbusters" might be appropriate ....
8th of 7, Sep 23 2009
  

       It's going to look really bad when the bag in your pocket lights from friction, and you run into water screaming "MARSHMALLOWS!" [+]   

       Plus if it's a thin coating that burns off easily, you could work it. Even if it burns the skin of the marshmallow, you just shuck the black part and eat it in it's melty, uncontained glory.
notmarkflynn, Sep 23 2009
  

       Try delicious Willy Pete™ Strike-Anywhere Marshmallows today!
tatterdemalion, Sep 23 2009
  

       man I like this Idea. Marshmallows burn vary nicely can you say fire starter:)
dev45, Sep 24 2009
  

       Eh? Your statement got increasively uncomprehensible.
Ian Tindale, Sep 25 2009
  

       Entropy never decreases.
phoenix, Sep 25 2009
  

       // The point is, it's a big bag of highly volatile (potentially explosive) marshmallows. //   

       Honestly, [zen_tom], you say that like it's a bad thing.   

       If you'll excuse me, I'll be in the parking lot with [bigsleep], a quart of Tullamore Dew and a lighter.
BunsenHoneydew, Sep 27 2009
  

       <heads for parking lot clutching camp stool and paper bag containing cookies, cans of Sterno, string, and a litre bottle of The Macallan>
8th of 7, Sep 27 2009
  

       A whole new variety of molotov cocktails comes to the imagination.
RayfordSteele, Sep 27 2009
  
      
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