XO Marshmallow, a premiere marshmallow company in Chicago, is set to open a dedicated marshmallow café in its home city as soon as June 2017. Thanks to a dedicated Kickstarter campaign that has raised close to $9,000, the company will be bringing its “delicious, flavored, gourmet marshmallows” to its new café just in time for the summer.
“XO Marshmallow will be Chicago’s first and only marshmallow café and we are proud to announce we reached our crowdfunding goal and will be delivering on our promises,” says co-owners Kathryn Connor and Lindzi Shanks.
The company provides marshmallows in truly unique flavors like lavender honey and green tea, which the café will feature. Additionally, the café will provide its spin on treats like s’mores, Rice Krispie treats, mallow pops, and an item referred to as a “Pretty Pink Unicorn Hot Chocolate.”
The café will have a homemade espresso bar and a retail area which will sell boxes of gourmet marshmallows, homemade caramel sauce, hot cocoa mixes, and packaged coffee.
“We hope to provide a full espresso bar, s’mores station, and full-on marshmallow wonderland,” XO Marshmallow states on its crowdfunding page. “Our menu will have special monthly and seasonal offerings, as well as the classic treats we remember as kids! We’re reimagining EVERYTHING – from rice crispy treats to toasted marshmallows right on top of your latte.”