What are marshmallows made of?

Marshmallows are made of the following core ingredients: sugar, water, a sugar syrup and gelatine. Marshmallows recipes then use various other ingredients.  Here is a list of various marshmallows available throughout the UK and their ingredients. I have compared vanilla marshmallows and pink marshmallows as in some cases as they are inseparable.   

 

Anges de Sucre Vanilla Sky Marshmallows  

Sugar, Water, Corn Syrup, Gelatine, Seeds from Vanilla Pod

 

Cake Angels White Marshmallows 170g

Corn Syrup, Sugar, Water, Beef Gelatine, Modified Maize Starch, Dextrose, Flavouring (contains MILK), Stabiliser (Tetrasodium Diphosphate)

 

Haribo Chamallows

Glucose syrup, sugar, beef gelatine halal, dextrose, sorbitol, potato starch, flavour, fruit and plant concentrates [beetroot, safflower]

 

Essential Waitrose mini pink & white marshmallows

Sugar, corn syrup, water, dextrose anhydrous, beef gelatine, corn starch, flavouring, colour beetroot red

 

ASDA Chosen by You Classic Favourites Marshmallows Bag

Sugar, Glucose Syrup , Water , Maize Starch , Beef Gelatine , Flavourings , Colour (Beetroot Red) .

 

Tesco Marshmallows

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Cornflour, Beef Gelatine, Flavourings, Colour (Beetroot Red)

 

Tesco Marshmallows 50g

Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Water, Pork Gelatine, Maize Starch, Flavouring, Colours (Paprika Extract, Beetroot Red, Curcumin)

 

Candy Land Marsh Mallows 200G

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Maize Starch, Beef Gelatine, Flavourings, Natural Colour (Beetroot Red)

 

Sainsbury's Sugar Free Marshmallows 75g

Sweeteners: Maltitol Syrup; Isomalt; Water, Pork Gelatine, Maize Starch, Natural Colour: Beetroot Red; Natural Flavour: Vanilla; Lactic Acid.

 

Sainsbury's Marshmallows 200g

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Maize Starch, Beef Gelatine, Flavourings, Colour: Beetroot Red.

 

Haribo Chamallows

Glucose syrup, sugar, beef gelatine halal, dextrose, sorbitol, potato starch, flavour, fruit and plant concentrates [beetroot, safflower]

 

Princess Marshmallows Pink & White 225g

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Maize Starch, Beef Gelatine, Flavourings, Natural Colour (Beetroot Red)

 

Rocky Mountain Marshmallows

Glucose, Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Starch, Water, Pork Gelatine, Flavourings, Stabiliser (E450)