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Published February 23, 2021

If mass-produced grocery store marshmallows are the only ones you’ve ever tasted, Alexx Shuman ’12’s version might just be a revelation.

Her gourmet marshmallows are handcrafted in small batches in Vermont. They come in seasonal flavors like Pumpkin & Spice and Blueberry Lemon Thyme as well as year-round favorites like Toasty Vanilla and Dulce de Leche. All are as pillowy as cumulus clouds. A classically trained chef, Shuman has embraced the nickname “Marshmallow Girl,” which she earned after founding her one-woman venture, Nomadic Kitchen, in 2018. Prices start at $9. Use code SMITHIE for free shipping for life.

Alexx Shuman '12

This story appears as part of the Smithies Create column in the Winter 2020-21 issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly.

Photograph by Curran McKee