LIVE from Inside the Dandies Marshmallow Factory with Elysabeth Alfano

#LIVE on #JaneUnChained from the Chicago Suburbs and the home of Dandies Marshmallows with Marketing Manager Dan Reed and host of Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast & Video Series correspondent Elysabeth Alfano with help from Sandi Swiss and Christine Vrobile.

Posted by Jane Velez-Mitchell on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows! In a private tour especially for #JaneUnChained, Awesome Vegans Podcast Host and Correspondent Elysabeth Alfano takes us through the Dandies Marshmallows portion of Chicago Vegan Foods manufacturing plant to see how these delicious treats are created, boxes and shipped out.  Looking fly in her hairnet, Elysabeth shares that Dandies ships out 5 MILLION bags of marshmallows a year.

Dandies Marshmallows

Growing year over year and introducing flavors like original, peppermint, seasonal pumpkin and maybe even a future chocolate or fruit, Marketing Manager Dan Reed says that growth can be attributed to people wanting a vegan marshmallow and a marshmallow made with natural ingredients for their children…and themselves.

Dandies Marshmallows

Marshmallows aren’t the only thing that Chicago Vegan Foods makes.  Founded by Ryan Howard and Dan Ziegler, Chicago Vegan Foods also makes Teese cheese and Temptation Ice Cream and Soft Serve for restaurants and food businesses. According to the Good Food Institute, Vegan Ice Cream sales were up 40% in 2018.  Watch and enjoy on this real-life Willy Wonka excursion, complete with tips for perfect marshmallow roasting, for the kid and marshmallow lover in all of us.

Chicago Vegan Foods front door