Marshmallows are extra-terrestrials. Althaea officinalis. Just screams alien. Not to mention the Egyptians used the roots of that plant. You know they've been visited by aliens once or twice.
George Washington Carver is rolling over in his grave! He heard a voice from God and it said, “George, separate the peanut into its elements; you will find cures and delicious snacks."
Marshmallows are good with chocolate and rice krispies.
MarshmEllows sounds like marijuana mixed with marshmallows
I've always just eaten marshmallows plain. There are so many ways to enjoy marshmallows.
We eat marshmallows for several reasons.
Certain foods contain various amino acids, called tryptophans, which apart from making us tired, can enable higher seratonin levels, which make us feel well in general: satisfied, if you will.
Now, why marshmallows?
You see, the marshmallow is made in a manner that introduces much air inside the actual confectionery. This air can trick a person into feeling as though they've had a bigger snack than they might have actually just eaten. They are as a result, much lower in calories than something of comparable size. It's a theory of dietary utilization that is similar to that of the appeal of rice cakes.
Further helping the case for marshmallows is that they are healthier in comparison to other sweet substances, such as frosting. We commonly accept marshmallow creme-based frostings as a way to get that Low Fat / Less Carb bit of dessert.
Aside from the dietary and chemical aspects of marshmallows, you also have to think about the physical attributes. There's very few things quite as nice as that first bite into a really huge campfire marshmallow. The near crisp edge, with the chewey middle makes for a nice array of different feelings. Not only that, but the corn starchy, dry exterior allows a marshmallow to be held for considerable amounts of time before melting or deforming. They need no refrigeration, and typically hold up well in warmth. This allows the marshmallow to be a good travel snack in addition to all its other qualities.
Speaking of Campfire Marshmallows, if you've ever roasted a marshmallow, that completely changes its characteristics. Now you have a crunchy outer shell with incredibly creamy molten center. In a S'more, it can be quite an awesome treat, but it's still just as nice by itself after browning a bit from the flames.
I hope I have not left you with any questions regarding why we would eat marshmallows. I hope for our sake, that each and every one of us will be able to enjoy a marshmallow soon!
Good luck, and happy marshmallowing!