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(BBC-US)   Giant marshmallows ruled ingredients, not snacks. With photo of what the UK calls a S'more - hey, that looks pretty good   (bbc.com) divider line
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2022-10-07 8:19:36 AM  
Poor logic detected: they can be eaten on the go so they are a snack instead of an ingredient. Tylenol can be eaten on the go, is it a snack tax office?
 
2022-10-07 8:59:09 AM  
Britain narrowly avoided another "Boston Tea Party" tax protest with that ruling.
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2022-10-07 10:38:35 AM  
Is a S'More a sandwich?
 
2022-10-07 12:16:39 PM  
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One of the leftovers that we brought home from the cottage.  These are also  "mega" -sized and make very tasty s'mores.
 
2022-10-07 12:18:01 PM  

Gough: [Fark user image image 425x228]One of the leftovers that we brought home from the cottage.  These are also  "mega" -sized and make very tasty s'mores.


PS. I agree that they are an ingredient, not a snack.
 
2022-10-07 1:45:52 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Is a S'More a sandwich?


could it be a dessert (or even entree) taco?
 
2022-10-07 1:52:18 PM  

elvisaintdead: EnderWiggnz: Is a S'More a sandwich?

could it be a dessert (or even entree) taco?


Can you put pineapple on it?
 
2022-10-07 2:41:05 PM  
A mallow:

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2022-10-07 7:14:27 PM  
I've tried mega-marshmallows in S'Mores, but it is very difficult to melt the inside without charring the outside.
 
2022-10-07 7:16:31 PM  
DNRTFA, but now I'm craving a vat of marshmallows. Mmm...
 
2022-10-07 7:47:45 PM  

natazha: I've tried mega-marshmallows in S'Mores, but it is very difficult to melt the inside without charring the outside.


That's the biggest issue and requires a lot more patience.

OTOH, some of my family members devised a gluten-free s'more with the mega-mallows.  Cut a slit in the marshmallow, insert the piece of chocolate, and carefully toast the marshmallow until the chocolate melts.
 
2022-10-07 8:45:49 PM  
Yeah, just about everything about it that suggested, honestly, it was intended as an ingredient.

Then again some of the rules surrounding VAT are ludicrous and nonsensical, and that's coming from an American used to insane income tax rules (who, until this year, has thankfully avoided most of the drama, yay for being single and renting).  Seriously, half a million pounds resting on a fine distinction between an Ingredient and a snack.

According to VAT theory, it should be taxed.  When they took sugar and gelatin and boiled it and whipped it and stretched it and formed it into little loaves, they added value, even if it remains an ingredient.  But because assessing value at that level of detail is intricate and highly invasive, instead they put things into broad categories, but not everything fits into those categories very well, and you get into these situations where a marshmallow is not taxed because it's marketed as a s'mores ingredient.  You get that a little with just plain old end-point sales tax too, but the nature of VAT makes it far more common.
 
2022-10-07 11:30:26 PM  

natazha: I've tried mega-marshmallows in S'Mores, but it is very difficult to melt the inside without charring the outside.


Given the importance of a sufficient sample size, we conducted more trials this evening.  The trick was to roast them slowly, and finish by putting the chocolate on top of the marshmallow while the opposite side finishes toasting.  The marshmallows were melted through and so was the chocolate.
 
2022-10-08 12:22:34 AM  
Gough: requires a lot more patience

I see where the problem lies.
 
2022-10-08 12:32:25 AM  

EnderWiggnz: elvisaintdead: EnderWiggnz: Is a S'More a sandwich?

could it be a dessert (or even entree) taco?

Can you put pineapple on it?


of course. it's not a farking pizza.
 
2022-10-08 4:33:23 AM  

cyberspacedout: DNRTFA, but now I'm craving a vat of marshmallows. Mmm...


Homestar Runner - Fluffy Puff Marshmallows Commercial
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