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Third Man Records and Bang Candy Co. Collaborate on Holiday Confections

Third Man Records and Bang Candy Co. are pleased to announce a gustatory meeting of the minds this holiday season. BCC’s Sarah Souther has been a favorite Nashvillian of Third Man Records since she appeared at our doorstep on Record Store Day 2010 with her Cocovan filled with sweets to offer our weary vinyl warriors. Since then, Souther’s marshmallows have become the preferred treat of Third Man staff and fans. Neither party could pass on the opportunity to partner up for a confectionary collaboration…

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The Dixie Pantry: Our Favorite Southern Food Products   

Feb 2012 Bon Appetit Print and online

So very excited about the mention is Feburarys issue of Bon Appetit!

Check it out by clicking on the title or get your self a copy!

The Big Bang

The culinary experiments of Irish Nashvillian Sarah Souther churn out some of the best things you've ever put in your mouth.

Written By: GILLIS BERNARD

Photos by: Ashley Hylbert and Tiffany Clapp

From Native August 2012

Everyone loves a good old fashioned duo. Peanut butter and jelly. Starsky and Hutch. Hipsters and skinny jeans. Marshmallows and guns. If you're questioning that last combo, you clearly haven't heard of Bang Candy Company. If this happens to be the case, let me be the first to tell you that you have been missing out, my friend. On what exactly? Let me try to explain.

Imagine a cloud. Imagine reaching up and plucking that fluffy, light cloud out of the sky, holding it softly between the tender pads of your thumb and forefinger. Looks tasty, eh? I know it does. It's tempting, so just give in already. The anticipation of its cottony layers of water droplets melting on your tongue, refreshing your entire being, is killing you. But then imagine that the very instant that your little atmospheric snack introduces itself to those tingling taste buds, the fuzzy cloud transforms into a delicious puffed marshmallow cube of sugar and spice—and not only everything nice, because, well, that paltry adjective doesn't even begin to cover the torrid, rose-cardamom love affair you are about to fall into. And you'll have none other than Nashville's culinary Cupid, Sarah Souther to thank. More...

Guns and Marshmallows Explode at the Bang Candy Company

by Hilary Lindsay,

Nashville Arts Magazine June 2012

Status quo is Sarah Souther’s dirty word. From a stint in the film business after studying design in her native Ireland to the juggling of five jobs while raising a child in Nashville, Sarah has turned an experiment with homemade marshmallows into a thriving business with a little help from Nashville friends.

Ten years ago Sarah was a single mother living on a remote family farm in Ireland. A vacationing Nashville songwriter asked her to marry him. Excited to escape a country that views change with suspicion, the twenty-five-year-old didn’t hesitate. Change was her mantra. And though the relationship did not last, she found the supportive and positive vibe she longed for in Nashville.

Marshmallow became a passion after she dined with friends at a local tapas restaurant. She encountered a homemade version of the heretofore-dumpy marshmallow in her dessert, and her curiosity was piqued.

She experimented that night, making her own with rosewater and ground cardamom. Friends loved them, demanding she make them for their dinner parties. Five jobs quickly became one, and the budding candy empress declared marshmallow the new cupcake. “In England and Northern California and New York, women have taken up a tape measure, noticed that their asses have expanded far beyond their wildest dreams, and now the marshmallow is the future of classy decadence.” With that she began to market her “fluffy confections.” MORE...

MAKE LIFE SWEET

Marvelous Marshmallows At Bang Candy Company

By: Holly Hoffman
Published On: December 28, 2011

Do you know Sarah Souther? If not, you need to get to know this fun and lovely transplant! Sarah is one of the most creative people I know. When we first met, she was successfully producing handcrafted accessories—hand-painted silks, leather cuffs and embellished guitar straps.

Last fall, Sarah tasted a handmade marshmallow at Cha Chah, Arnold Myint’s restaurant on Belmont. Intrigued and curious, Sarah searched for recipes and soon was making luscious marshmallows for lucky friends and smart company heads. The small square boxes with a charming, crossed-gun logo showed up at Fido and The Belcourt Theatre’s concession stand. Everyone who tried them raved over them. more...

Next up: Sarah Souther

Candy lady plans to open new store with a bang

Sept 25 2011
Bobby Allyn | The Tennessean
Age: 33
Company: The Bang Candy Co.

Background: Souther moved to Music City seven years ago from Tipperary, Ireland, where she studied film and, at one point, worked as a florist. She spent her formative years in the kitchen with her mom, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef. That is where Souther first experimented with edible artwork.

What she does: Makes specially wrapped artisanal marshmallows, some adorned in Belgian milk chocolate and flavored with rose cardamom, espresso or toasted coconut. She also sells ginger-rosemary, habanero-lime and other funky syrups served with soda water or Prosecco. She’ll soon branch into tea and even wine.

Store to open: Souther now sells confections from the window of a trailer fashioned after a miniature log cabin. She rents out a kitchen in East Nashville a few days a week to hammer out orders. But in about a month, she’ll launch her very own storefront at 1300 Clinton St. in Marathon Village. More...

Meet the Chef: Sarah Souther

March 16, 2011
- JENNIFER JUSTUS, THE TENNESSEAN
Photo by Hunter Armistead

Sarah Souther
Confectioner
The Bang Candy Company
To order: Sarah@bangcandycompany.com
Or search on Facebook: The Bang Candy Company

She teaches yoga at the Nashville Ballet. She's an assistant to musician Buddy Miller. She's a silk artist, a single mother, and she makes marshmallows - fancy, homemade square pillows of sweetness. Half dipped in chocolate, her flavors include espresso praline, chocolate chili, toasted coconut, espresso chocolate and rose cardamom.

You might have spotted her Coco Van pulled up alongside businesses across town, selling her wares with steaming cups of hot chocolate.

But as the weather warms, the transplant from Tipperary, Ireland, has yet more tricks up her silk sleeves. more...

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

The Big Bang

by 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

Mobile food trucks roll across Nashville for lunch

Feb 15, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – People working or visiting downtown Nashville Tuesday afternoon didn't have to drive to the mall to get the experience of a food court.

Three mobile food trucks parked on West End Avenue near 23rd Avenue around lunchtime.

A line of hungry customers waited on the sidewalks to give their orders for anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to pizza to marshmallows. more ...

Gourmet, artisan marshmallows in high demand

December 21, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bang Candy Company in east Nashville sells all-natural handmade marshmallows and they're so popular, workers are struggling to keep up with demand.

Company founder Sarah Souther was served a handmade marshmallow at a local restaurant and it inspired her to make some of her own for a friend's birthday party. more ...

 

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Unique Sweets

A little while ago The Cooking Channel came to visit us! We had great fun shooting with them, This is a little excerpt from the show.

Inspired by Absinthe Blackcurrant Marshmallows!

We are so flattered when our marshmallows inspire such creativity! In April we has the absolute pleasure of collaborating with the fine folks at Third Man Records. We made about 150 custom boxes which sold out in less than an hour on Record Store Day. Pat Rainey unbeknownst to me got some mallows and came up with this! We think it's awesome!

GAC Day Jobs

Trisha Yearwood works at The Bang Candy Company!

We all had such an incredibly fun time working with Trisha. If she wasn't a kick ass singer and busy hosting her own tv show on The Food Network, i'd hire her in a flash!

 

Bulgers Beat:

Nashville Woman Wants To Hit Next Dessert Craze


Sarah Souther: The Girl with the Infectious Laugh

March 3rd, 2011 | My Day With

I kept hearing about this Sarah Souther girl. Everyone saying, “You’ve got to include her in your project!”. But I didn't get it about the marshmallow thing; what’s so interesting about that? But then I got to know her, and she's just a joy to be with. She spent her first 24 years in Ireland, then followed a man here to Nashville. Now she’s here, teaching yoga, and running a designer marshmallow company in East Nashville. She’s also an artist that works with silk. more ...

Sarah Souther from Mark Tucker.

The Bang Candy Company on News 2

December 2011

Julie Kroenig came to the Bang Candy Kitchen in December 2011 to catch a glimpse of the Christmas madness. Many Thanks to wkrn.com

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Garden and Gun
Newsletter Sept 2011

Canning isn’t the only way to preserve a little taste of summer. A new line of simple syrups from Nashville’s Bang Candy Company captures a slew of fresh flavors, such as strawberry-mint, habanero-lime, and hibiscus-ginger. All you have to do is uncork the bottle.

Experiment with them by shaking up your own inventive cocktails, or try adding a touch to Prosecco. They also make it a breeze to create custom-flavored sodas at home, like the strawberry-mint version below.

Strawberry-Mint Soda

2 tbsp. strawberry-mint simple syrup
6 ounces club soda
Sprig of fresh mint

Pour club soda into a tall glass filled with ice. Add strawberry-mint simple syrup. Stir. Garnish with mint sprig.

”Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.” – Anonymous

Wine With Lisa January 3 2012

Brrrrrrr. It’s that time again! Time to snuggle up with your sweetie and a luscious mug of rich, soul-warming Hot Chocolate.

This recipe is one for the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate and…….Drank!”

What could be better than slowly melting down a WHOLE BAR of decadent Locally made Olive and Sinclair’s Cinnamon Chili Chocolate Bar with milk and blended with rich,dark Arpeggio Espresso from Nestle’s NESPRESSO Pixie and topped with a Handmade Chocolate Chili Marshmallow from The BANG Candy Company also from Nashville,TN.

Homemade Marshmallows: the Big Bang Theory

StyleBlueprint.com | by ELIZABETH on Jan 25, 2011

I feel lucky to live in Nashville right now. There are all sorts of neat and wondrous things percolating everywhere. I drove down West End yesterday and saw The Grilled Cheeserie truck; I swear I would have U-turned in the middle of the road, except I was completely out of cash. So when a friend called me to say, do you know that woman who makes homemade marshmallows – she lives in your neighborhood? I thought, “now that’s a compelling idea.”

Guilty admission — I love, with a capital “L”, homemade marshmallows, especially on top of great hot chocolate. My father was our Chef Boyardee growing up, and crafting real hot cocoa was his specialty. more ...

The Bang Candy Company

BleugrassBoys.com | January 5th, 2011

Sweet mother - marshmallows on crack. My head is spinning after trying my first artisan marshmallow tonight from The Bang Candy Company. Confession - I ate the entire box by myself, and owner Sarah Souther is all to blame. Although this was not even a thought in her mind until a few months ago - we see a bright future ahead. The BGB are lovin’ it - by the box. Eek.

Tonight I had the Rose Cardamom dipped in Belgian Chocolate. I have a feeling I’ll be having another flavor tomorrow. This is dangerous. Word on the street is Sarah is about to start driving around town in The Coco Van - that’s a traveling hot chocolate stand made with Olive & Sinclair. Sarah you’re a genius. more ...