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Meet the world’s most extreme marshmallow roaster

Volcano status.


Greg Seals

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 9, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 7:29 pm CDT

What could ever top the warm, delicious, and nostalgic treat that is a marshmallow perfectly toasted over the crackling flames of a campfire?

One seared by lava hotter than the roaring fires of Mount Doom.

That’s right, in a quest for the world’s most extreme toasted marshmallow New Zealander Simon Turner ventured to Ambrym, Vanuatu’s volcanic lava lake to toast the sugary confection. But a serious job calls for serious tools. Instead of using a bent coat hanger or a stray stick, the daring roaster had to use a tent peg given that temperatures inside the Marcum Crater can reach as high as 2,000-degrees Fahrenheit 

Our advice? Let it cool down before taking a bite. 

H/T Laughing Squid | Photo via gnuckx/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 9, 2015, 8:47 pm CST