Nashville Scene

A decadent dessert experience and a birthday present collide to inspire Nashville's first artisan marshmallow company 


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y Jack Silverman Nashville Scene

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, as the saying goes. It's an aphorism often tied to disappointment — but in the case of Sarah Souther, proprietor of the new artisan marshmallow venture Bang Candy Company, the unplanned life that's happening is a welcome surprise.

Primarily an artist (and occasionally a yoga instructor), Souther paints on silk, then fashions garments out of the material, in addition to making custom guitar straps and leather goods. It's safe to say that making and selling artisan marshmallows wasn't in her plans 10 years ago, or even 10 months ago.

"I tried a homemade marshmallow about six months ago," Souther says, "and I thought, 'Wow, fantastic!' Totally different than the one that you buy in the store." ....More